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.

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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7 Ways to Get More Writing Done This Year

By Executive Editor Ali Shaw If, like me, your hope for this year (or dare I say, “resolution”) is to make more progress on your writing, then we’ve got to put some strategies in place to make that happen. Hope is a strong emotion, but unfortunately, it alone will not...

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Typing Away Tension and Turmoil

Guest Post by Lauryne Wright, Author of the Other Worldly Series Do you ever become overwhelmed? By life, by news of the day, by that next scene you’re fixing to draft but fretting over? That’s how I feel as I plot book five of my Other Worldly series. Like the last...

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Write Book (Check). Now What?

Things have been hopping around here, and­ one of our exciting developments is that our founder and executive editor, Ali Shaw, has a book coming out! Write Book (Check). Now What? is a short guide to the publishing basics that new authors need to know. When you’ve...

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Weekly 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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