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 demystifying the publishing process. In order to achieve this goal, the panels and seminars held during the conference adhere to educating writers about what it takes to become a published author, as well as what that may entail throughout the publishing process. Local authors and industry professionals are asked to participate and discuss their expertise on particular subjects, including but not limited to, conscious writing or editing, the differences between being self-published or traditionally published, and marketing strategies from an author and publisher side.
Who should attend, and what can they expect to get out of it?
Students, writers, and publishing professionals should all attend! The conference is a great opportunity to learn more about the publishing process and gain best practices to becoming published. Attendees will gain a better understanding of publication, what it takes, the various steps, and what may be expected throughout the journey. There will be ample of opportunities to speak with professionals and local authors to either network, or simply ask questions!
What is included in the conference registration fee?
Complete entrance to conference and free range of all that the conference provides for attendees including food, vendors, raffle, networking hour, seminars, and panels.
How do I register?
Do I have to attend the conference to enter one of the contests?
No, anyone is welcome to enter our three fantastic writing contests. However, the winners of each contest will gain free admission into the conference.
Who judges the contests?
Members of the Outreach and Project Development team at Ooligan Press judge the contest in blind submissions.
How can I sponsor Write to Publish?
Support our rich local literary community by sponsoring Write to Publish. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefit.
Where will Write to Publish take place?
The 2019 conference will be held in the Smith Memorial Student Union on April 27th from 9 am to 6 pm.
How can I get in touch with Write to Publish?
Thank you so much for your interest in Write to Publish. The best way to contact us is by sending an email directly to email@example.com and we will do our best to respond as quickly as we can. Please be sure to leave attention to what your email is regarding in the subject line.