Realistically, most first-time authors seeking out a literary agent to pitch their book probably aren’t going to know all there is to know about their respective genre, and that is where the agent comes into play.
It’s rare for me to come across a fellow poetry lover these days who isn’t some flavor of English. Poetry gets a bad rap for being esoteric, obtuse, unnecessarily complicated or convoluted, or pretentious. I’m not here to say that poetry like that doesn’t exist (just as there is prose that carries these not so […]
Ooligan Press published Memories Flow in Our Veins in April, so hopefully most of you have had a chance to pick it up and enjoy the plethora of inspirational, powerful, and at times dark and creepy (pig’s head anyone?) stories and poems. As we’re enjoying the last bit of summer, many of you might get […]
April brings us spring and Earth Day, which I’ve always found fitting. Spring evokes freshness, bright colors, new life, and sunshine (if us Portlanders are lucky)—there is a heightened awareness of the earth. Although I am a proponent of every day being Earth Day, I think using holidays like this to draw attention to environmental […]
You’ll be hard-pressed to find something about Emma Watson not to like. She is our beloved Hermione, as well as Brown educated, UN Women’s goodwill ambassador, a feminist, an advocate for equality, and an all around beautiful human being. She started HeForShe.org, a platform that provides advocates for gender equality a place to share their […]
At Ooligan, we are always on the lookout for exciting opportunities to publicize a new title and reach an even wider range of readers. As a small press, not only are we more accustomed to doing publicity on a local scale, but it’s a battle to receive any national attention, given the multitude of titles […]