Write to Publish
What: A one-day conference demystifying the publishing industry
When: February 4, 2017
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University
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, vendors, and speeches hosted by authors and industry professionals, as well as raffles and writing contests with exciting prizes. These events offer emerging writers information about the state of the publishing industry and advise them on how to navigate it successfully.
- W2P 2017 Panels & Workshops Update - Write to Publish (W2P) 2017 is getting closer, and we are thrilled to reveal the rest of the publishing professionals and experts who will be leading our panels and workshops! (Click here to view the first half of the list.) Our “Self-Publishing: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” panel will feature the following people: . . . Read more »
- W2P 2017 Panels & Workshops Update - With just about two months until Write to Publish (W2P), we’re excited to see everything is coming together! We are pleased to announce our panelists and their corresponding areas of expertise. Below is half of our programming and scheduled participants. Our “Legal Issues in Publishing” panel will be filled by the following individuals: Peter Vaughan . . . Read more »
- W2P 2017 Writing Contest: Submit Now! - With just under four months left until Write to Publish (W2P), we’re still doing a ton of prep for the conference itself: filling our panels and workshops with speakers, starting our marketing and social media plans, and looking for more vendors as well as a sponsor. However, we’re also taking a little time to give . . . Read more »
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, Arthur Bradford and more.