Listen to Director Brad Pauquette on WOSU

Director Brad Pauquette will featured on “All Sides” with Christopher Purdy today, 08/22 at 11 a.m.

Tune in to WOSU’s 89.7 FM to hear them discuss short stories and whatever else comes up!

Stream it for free here.

Brad is also the founder and CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab, a self-publishing company in Columbus. You can find more information about Brad on his website,

Christopher Purdy routinely hosts the show “All Sides Weekend: Books” where he invites Central Ohio authors and publishers to discuss their work.

Don’t miss it!

Hagridden Goodreads Giveaway

There’s a Goodreads giveaway going on now for the book Hagridden by Samuel Snoek- hagridden_book_coverBrown, which will be released August 19 by Columbus Press.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

Hagridden is a haunting drama that unflinchingly approaches race, culture, apathy and humanity stripped to its core. The novel follows two women struggling to survive in the war-torn South as the Civil War tumbles to an end.

There’s no obligation involved with this contest. Simply click the link below, and enter to win an autographed paperback copy of Hagridden.

Did you know there’s a giant, werewolf-themed street race going on in September? Check out Journey to the End of the Night here. It’s free to participate in the game and there’s a giant party at Gateway Film Center at the end.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Hagridden by Samuel Snoek-Brown


by Samuel Snoek-Brown

Giveaway ends August 19, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

“Read Local” T-Shirt Sale Ends Today

Read Local TshirtToday is your last day to purchase one of these very cool “Read Local” t-shirts from Outfit Good.  Find the t-shirt here.  The sale absolutely ends at the end of the day today, 3/31, so grab the shirt now before it’s gone forever.

When you buy one of these great shirts, $7 goes to Columbus Creative Cooperative to help us continue to provide resources and opportunities for Ohio writers — things like publishing opportunities, flash fiction contests, writers’ workshops, professional workspace and so much more.

When you wear your “Read Local” t-shirt, you voice your support for writers and local literature everywhere.  Just like food, music and artisan goods, great literature is being produced at a local and regional level.

All of that aside, it’s also a really cool shirt, and it’s made from unbelievable soft and long-lasting American Apparel materials.  You’ll want to wear it all the time.

The t-shirt carries no CCC branding.  We felt that it was more important to promote an issue that writers and readers everywhere can get behind, rather than to promote ourselves.

The sale ends today, 3/31.  So if you want one of these cool, comfortable, worthy t-shirts, get over to Outfit Good and order one now.

On one final note, look at how happy Aaron is in this shirt:

Read Local T-ShirtThank you for supporting Columbus Creative Cooperative and local literature.

Read Local! – Support Columbus Creative Cooperative and Local Artists with an Awesome T-Shirt

We’re proud to have partnered with Outfit Good for a t-shirt sale! Outfit good has designed an awesome shirt, which they’ll print when the sale ends. For every shirt sold, they’ll give $7 to Columbus Creative Cooperative.


Click here to order this cool shirt.

Outfit Good is a Columbus company, dedicated to using t-shirt sales to help local organizations, small businesses and artists.

The t-shirt is available in a men’s cut in red or heather black, and is available in a women’s cut in heather black.  All of the shirts are super-soft, high quality American Apparel t-shirts.

We’ve also made free copies of Columbus: Past, Present and Future (paperback) available to the first 100 folks who order a shirt.

If you’re a regular workshop attender, you can contact us for a coupon code that will waive the shipping, and then you can pick up your shirt at our April workshop.

Thank you for supporting Columbus Creative Cooperative!

Capital Offense – Read It!

If you’re on our Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been bothering you about a project put together by several of our members.

Capital OffenseCapital Offense is a serial novel that will be given away completely free in daily installments.  A new chapter will be posted to 4-5 times per week through January 31, 2014.

Upon completion, the book will be released by Columbus Press via traditional distributors in both print and e-book formats.  This is your chance to check out the website and keep up with the action for free!

The story follows Kurt Stevens, appointed executioner for the State of Ohio.  When his wife is murdered, all the evidence points to him as the killer.  In this action packed mystery thriller, Kurt must find the killer before the authorities catch up to him, and must deal with his duty as the state’s sanctioned killer and his duty to true justice.

Check it out at  Follow the book on Facebook or Twitter to get alerts for new chapters.

We love to see our CCC members grab handfuls of the writing community we’ve created and put together cool projects.  There’s only so much we can do as a volunteer-run organization, so it’s phenomenal when our members take the resources we’ve established and make good things happen.

It’s also exciting to see how this release format will pan out.  There’s definitely precedent for the model in other industries, so we’re looking forward to see how successful this can be when books are professionally produced and truly put the reader first.

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Novel Writing Course Starts Next Week

It’s true, everybody needs a hand sometimes.  Luckily, CCC can help.

If you’ve been trying to write a novel (or wishing you were) for some time, but just can’t seem to hit the gas, pull the trigger, light the fire (pick your metaphor), then our novel writing class may be for you!

Get all of the details here:

In conjunction with our partner, the Columbus Idea Foundry, we’re offering a 6-month novel writing course just for you.  The course will meet every other Friday evening for 6 months.  By the end of it, you’ll have a complete novel, and the organizational techniques to do it again on your own.

This course will take your existing writing skills, and help you to organize and apply them to a project.  You’ll learn the foundations, techniques and tricks to effectively turn your time into a novel-length writing project.

In order to make the class effective, there are a limited number of seats available.  And the first couple of classes are the most important ones.  So if you’re interested, don’t wait around to sign up.

The cost is $100, but if you’re a member of CCC or CIF, you save $15.  That just happens to be the cost of a CCC membership, which comes with all kinds of other benefits.  Sounds like a win-win to me.  🙂

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us.  We hope we see you there.

CCC Director Brad Pauquette Releases E-book Novelette

CCC director Brad Pauquette has released an e-book novelette.

Sejal and the Walk for Water is now available for Amazon Kindle (find it here) for only 99 cents.  The PDF e-book can also be purchased directly from Brad’s author website here.

Brad runs CCC as a volunteer.  If you appreciate everything he does around here, help him out by purchasing a copy and telling others about it or leaving a review.

July E-Book Sale: Only $2.99 per Title

For the month of July, Columbus Creative Cooperative’s e-books are on sale at for only $2.99 each!

That includes While You Were Out, Across Town, Overgrown and Origins.

Find all 4 title on here.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get some fantastic summer reading, and support a local arts organization at the same time.

Get them now, they’ll go back up to their regular price again on August 1. Online Writing Forum

We’re constantly getting requests to build an online writing community for Columbus Creative Cooperative.  We might get there soon, but with all of our projects right now, we simply don’t have the manpower to administrate it.

In the meantime, we’re happy to announce a partnership with Writers’ Platform has a great WordPress powered system that allows users to share their work with other writers and receive constructive criticism, as well as engage in general discussion with other writers. is co-founded by Brenda Layman, a valued CCC executive member, and a contributor to several of our anthologies, including our most recent book, While You Were Out.

The leadership there puts a lot of time and energy into making sure that their site is a positive, supportive community.  Used with the right attitude and objectives, their community could be a powerful resource for Columbus writers. is free to join and use.  For those of you pestering CCC to start an online community, check out this one first and see if it might be a good fit for you.

CCC Contributor Brad Pauquette to Read at Paging Columbus

CCC Contributing Author (and director) Brad Pauquette will read at Paging Columbus at the OSU Urban Arts Space tonight, Thursday, June 7, 2012.  This free event begins at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

Find the event on Facebook here.

Mel Barrett and Paula Lambert will also read along the theme “Natural and Unnatural.”

The OSU Urban Arts Space is a very cool exhibit space, and Hannah Stephenson does an excellent job organizing Paging Columbus there once a month.  Please join us there tonight.