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 2016 will be held on January 30, at the Smith Memorial Student Hall. The conference starts at 9:00am and goes to 5:30pm, with a possible meet & greet afterwards. Thank you so much to everyone who attended or helped out with Write to Publish 2015. We raised over $5,000 for Ooligan Press and helped people make valuable connections for the future.

    Registration is now open for Write to Publishing 2016! Visit the Write to Publish Registration Site for more information and to register for the conference.

    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.

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    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:

    Veggie Grill Ripple Grove Press Ripple Grove Press

    Harlow PDX Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

    Mindbuck Media Book Publicity The Yoga Space

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