Articles & Announcements

Every month, we send a newsletter to our community featuring upcoming events as well as an article by one of our knowledgeable team members. This page chronicles the articles, but be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get them in your inbox and to be updated about events.

Join Us for Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write

Each Thursday evening between 6:00 and 6:30 Pacific, connect with us online to chat about writing. Then we’ll log off for an hour of writing time. People can continue the conversation by posting their word counts and other writing accomplishments on our Facebook...

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Why Bookshop Is Amazing

by Bailey Potter, Collaborative Editor There are a number of reasons why the online book retailer Bookshop.org is amazing, but the top reason to love buying books from them is to support (more than 1,400) indie bookstores, which is why they started as a business in...

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Five Things I Wish I Had Known about Book Design

by Jenny Kimura, Collaborative Designer When people ask me what I do for a living and I say, “Designing books,” many people are excited—after all, it seems like a glamorous job for people who love art. And it is! Getting to do my dream job is truly a dream come true....

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Sensitivity Reading: What Is It?

Guest Post by Viveca Shearin So, picture this: you’re a person of color reading a book. All is well. You have your favorite cup of coffee and some snacks nearby, you’re snuggled on your bed, and nothing can stop you from reading. Until you come across a scene in said...

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Diversity Scholarship to Ooligan Program

Interview with Executive Editor Ali Shaw, originally posted in the Ooligan Press Alumni Newsletter     I've always wanted to fund a scholarship. I grew up in poverty, and scholarships were the only thing that gave me hope to be able to go to college, so it's been a...

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Boring but Big: Considering the Material Conditions of Writing

by Cooper Lee Bombardier, Collaborative Editor Recently I scheduled a spate of visits with my chiropractor because the chronic triangle of stiffness and pain that radiates from beneath my right shoulder blade, along my right trapezius, and into the right side of my...

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