Ooligan Press

Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Write to Publish

    Write to Publish Come join Ooligan Press this winter at Write to Publish 2015, a publishing conference for writers, artists, and other industry professionals. Unlike many conferences, Write to Publish explores more than just the craft of writing. We have searched far and wide for a line up of speakers who will help our attendees better understand the entire publishing process. Get ready to meet and mingle with industry professionals in an intimate setting, attend one of our six panels or three workshops, pitch your manuscript to local agents and publishers, and, most of all, get ready to have your questions answered, learn, and be empowered. Write to Publish 2015 is sure to be an exciting day, and we’re thrilled to have you be a part of it. Register now!

    January 31, 2015, 9:00AM–5:30PM
    Smith Memorial Student Union
    Portland State University campus

    About the Conference

    Write to Publish began as a fundraiser and open house to inform the public about the publishing program at Portland State University and the nonprofit press, Ooligan, at the heart of the program. In 2009, Write to Publish grew into a conference with the goal of demystifying the publishing industry for emerging writers. Each year, Write to Publish provides writers’ workshops, panels, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals. These events offer emerging writers information about the state of the publishing industry and advise them on how to navigate it successfully.

    Recent Updates

      Design and Editing Workshops at Write to Publish

      Design as a Marketing Tool and Editing Essentials: From the Big Picture to the Nitty Gritty are the two workshops that will be featured at the Write to Publish conference this year. Vinnie Kinsella, a book production specialist, will be running the design workshop, while the editing workshop will be led by writer and editor . . . Read more »

      Discount Pricing Ends Soon

      We continue to spread the word about the conference. Right now, our marketing is focused on two strategies: we are visiting classrooms and marketing on campus, and we are printing flyers and posters to disseminate across the city. If you are fortunate enough to get ahold of one of our flyers, bring it with you . . . Read more »

      Conquering the Pitch

      Write to Publish is having a Pitch Roundtable this year! What’s that, you may ask? Well, good question. The Pitch Roundtable is a chance for emerging writers to get their stories out there. It’s a chance to start up a conversation about your book with a live agent. Terrifying? Maybe, but I have some tips . . . Read more »

    Previous Conferences

    Past Write to Publish conferences have focused on the publishing process, self and digital publishing, genre fiction, nonfiction, and New Adult. Over the years, many authors and publishing professionals have attended Write to Publish as panelists and speakers, including Ursula K. LeGuin, Chuck Palahniuk, Bernadette Baker-Baughman, Betsy Amster, Todd Sattersten, Michael McGregor, Paul Collins, Fiona Kenshole, Allison Moon, and more.

  • Write to Publish Sponsors

    Ooligan Press and the Write to Publish team would like to thank the generous sponsors who make this event possible:


    Gertrude Press Pencil Ink Productions