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PLACE & PUBLISHING: Working with Regional Presses to Publish Your Academic and Creative Writing

Terrell Library Atrium, Pullman, WA 99164

About the event


Working with Regional Presses to Publish Your Academic and Creative Writing

Panel and Q&A sponsored by the David G. Pollart Center for Arts & Humanities

20 March 2024

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Atrium, Holland/Terrell Library, WSU

Reception to follow hosted by the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Join us March 20th for a dynamic discussion on publishing! This panel and Q&A is a must-attend event for writers and scholars interested in publishing with regional presses and journals. The event will also benefit undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing publishing careers. While the common perception is that publishing thrives only in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, in fact the publishing industry is considerably more geographically diverse. This panel features four editors and publishers from around the Pacific Northwest discussing the myth and reality of publishing: where it happens, the kind of work regional publishers do, the opportunities they provide authors, how industry trends impact regional publishers, and more. They will also share advice on connecting with local presses and journals and draw on their experiences building author relationships, promoting authors’ work, and cultivating audiences that begin regionally and grow nationally and internationally.


Kim Hogeland is acquisitions editor at Oregon State University Press, where she acquires books on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, environmental studies, and Indigenous studies. She has previously worked at the University Press of Kansas, University of California Press, and Heyday.

Linda Bathgate is assistant director and editor-in-chief at the Washington State University Press, which publishes histories and contemporary narratives anchored in the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Having worked in publishing for over three decades, her previous positions include the University Press of Florida, Routledge, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, and Wiley. She holds a master’s degree in publishing from Pace University.

Lauren W. Westerfield is the editor-in-chief of Blood Orange Review, an online journal of literature and art housed within the English Department at Washington State University. She teaches creative writing and editing & publishing courses here at WSU and serves as the coordinator for the Editing & Publishing undergraduate certificate. Lauren is also the Nonfiction/Hybrid editor at Split/Lip Press. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Idaho. Her own collection of experimental essays, Depth Control, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press in 2025.

Crystal Cox is a third-year MFA candidate at the University of Idaho and the editor-in-chief of Fugue Journal housed at University of Idaho. The recipient of an Academy of American Poets University Prize and a Centrum Fellowship, her work has appeared in Phoebe, NimrodThe Shore, and elsewhere. She has over seven years of experience working in journal and press publishing, most notably at Persea Books and The Missouri Review.

Opportunity: Kim Hogeland will have limited slots for 1-on-1 meetings with faculty who are interested in discussing projects with OSU Press, Tuesday morning at University of Idaho and Wednesday morning at Washington State University. If you’re interested in a meeting, email her at