What is Write to Publish?
Write to Publish is a yearly conference on publishing hosted by Ooligan Press, the student-run, nonprofit press at the heart of the Portland State University publishing program. Write to Publish began as a fundraiser and open house to inform the public about the program, and in 2009 it grew into a conference providing writers’ workshops, panels, and speeches by authors and industry professionals. Attendees can also participate in the contests and raffle, as well as meet and greet with the vendors.
What makes this conference different than a standard writer’s conference?
Write to Publish is focused primarily on the publishing process, rather than on the craft of writing. The goal of the conference is to demystify publishing for emerging writers and industry professionals, offering information on the state of the publishing industry and advice on how to navigate it successfully. If you are looking for practical advice on the business side of writing, this is the conference for you.
Who should attend, and what can they expect to get out of it?
Writers will gain a better understanding of the publishing process, how it works, what they can expect and what is expected of them. They can get help with queries and pitches and learn about the business of writing. Publishing professionals will keep up to date on changes in the industry, and will have the opportunity to network with peers and writers. Artists will also learn about creative funding opportunities for their projects.
How much does the conference cost?
Students receive a much lower rate on tickets. The Write to Publish 2018 conference has student tickets priced at just $35. Early bird tickets for the 2018 conference are also available until March 1, priced at $65. After March 1, tickets will go up to $80 for regular admission.
What is included in the conference registration fee?
Complete entrance to conference and free range of all the conference provides for attendees, including food, vendors, interactive learning sessions, and panels.
How do I register?
Follow the registration link here.
Do I have to attend the conference to enter one of the contests?
No. Anyone may enter the contests, although we do encourage attendance. Contest winners will receive a free ticket to the conference and the opportunity to read from their work.
Who judges the contests?
Members of Ooligan Press and the Outreach and Project Development team judge the contests in a blind submission.
How can I sponsor Write to Publish?
Support our rich local literary community by sponsoring Write to Publish. Email us at email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefit.
Where will Write to Publish take place?
The 2018 Write to Publish Conference will be held in George C. Hoffmann Hall located at 1833 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97201.
How can I get in touch with Write to Publish?
Thanks for your interest in the Write to Publish conference. Use the form below to get in touch with us, and our team will get back to you within 48 hours. We look forward to hearing from you!
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