Our friends at Ooligan Press are offering a scholarship for a high school student to attend their 2013 Write to Publish Conference. Here’s their info:
Are you a high school student? Do you love to write, and wish you knew how to get your work published? Come check out Write to Publish (W2P), a one-day conference that demystifies the publishing industry for writers, hosted by Ooligan Press. Whether you are interested in publishing or writing, we would love to have you attend! Since Ooligan is a graduate program teaching publishing, we welcome students who want to explore the world of publishing before graduating high school. W2P is the perfect opportunity to gain an insight into the publishing industry, and find out if you can see yourself as an editor, agent, publisher, or writer in the future.
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
The W2P Scholarship covers the full cost of this one-day conference. It allows high school students to attend author presentations and to sit in on workshop discussions with a variety of digital, niche, traditional, and self-publishers. While at the conference, students can spend the day rubbing elbows with some of their favorite authors and publishers while hearing what it takes to get their comic, flash fiction story, or novel published.
All Oregon and Washington high school students are eligible to apply. There will be one student selected from each school district. Awards are based on students’ personal statements and teacher recommendations. Winners will be notified by February 15, 2013.
Please copy the application and email the filled out form to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the words “W2P Scholarship” in the subject line (e.g. Robin Smith W2P Scholarship). Have one teacher send a recommendation to the same email address with the same information in the subject line.
2013 Write to Publish Conference
Hosted by Ooligan Press at Portland State University
If you would like to apply for a scholarship to the 2013 Write to Publish Conference at Portland State University, please complete the following application. You should also have one teacher send a letter of recommendation with your application. The application deadline is Sunday, February 10th, 2013.
Once completed, email your application to email@example.com.
Please explain why you would like to attend the 2013 Write to Publish Conference:
What is your favorite aspect of the writing process (writing, editing, design)?
Who is your favorite author and why?
Why are you interested in publishing and what do you hope to learn at Write to Publish?
Please explain why you think this student would benefit from attendance at the Write to Publish conference. Include anything about their interest in writing or publishing.