Over a decade ago, readers, authors, and publishers alike started to recognize a widening gap between the young adult and adult fiction genres. While the young adult genre tends to encompass stories targeted toward readers ages twelve to eighteen, adult fiction almost always features thirty-year-olds and older. This left out an entire market of twenty-somethings who wanted their stories told as well. Hence, in 2009, St. Martin’s Press coined the term “new adult” to describe this subgenre of fiction that bridged the gap between YA and adult.
As Ooligan’s Acquisitions team, we were honored to be asked to conduct the pitch workshop and participate in the pitch roundtable during this year’s Write to Publish. Authors are often confused about what is expected of them during the pitching opportunities at many writing conferences or other networking events. Though we designed the workshop to […]
After an entire calendar year of work, Write to Publish finally happened! This past week has possibly been the longest and most stressful one I’ve spent in the program—and that includes any previous finals week. As with all events like this, there were a certain number of hiccups and a few last-minute problems that popped […]
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Write (to Publish!) Ooligan Press Invites You to Learn How to Publish Your Story at Our Annual Conference! Are you ready for Write to Publish? Our sixth annual Write to Publish conference is coming up on February 15th at the PSU Native American Student and Community Center from 9:00 a.m. […]
If you’re reading this blog, you’re either interested in publishing or you’re a writer. Or maybe you just want another look at this steamy picture (that’s the one, isn’t it?). Whatever the reason, you’re about to read the happiest news you’ll hear all day: Write to Publish is this weekend! You’ll love this conference—if not […]
Shout the news from the rooftops, my friends, because I bear spectacular tidings for writers: Ooligan’s Write to Publish Conference approaches! While writing conferences may be abundant, publishing conferences are scarce as hell. Enter Write to Publish, a forum that originated as an open house for Ooligan Press and Portland State University’s publishing program to […]