Orchard Street Press

About Us

The Orchard Street Press was established to provide an alternative publishing opportunity for writers whose work deserves an audience beyond readers of the small press reviews and journals. TOSP works cooperatively with writers to produce books that appeal to both the eye and the mind.

TOSP is interested in working with new writers, and inquiries/submissions are welcome. Send us a proposal for fiction or creative nonfiction and/or sample poems for poetry. With these items, please also include a brief writing bio.


TOSP conducts two contests annually:

A Poetry Chapbook Contest

A contest for individual poems


In 2016, TOSP published work by Joe Cheslock (If you follow a crooked river… poems of Cleveland and other sacred places), his second book and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee John P. Kristofco (The Timekeeper’s Garden) his third collection.

Currently, TOSP is working on several book projects: Into Africa, a travel journal by Scott Gregory; Shots Along the Way, a photo journal by John Lorson; and Tail Wind Home, a collection of poems also by John Lorson. We also expect to publish new works by Joe Cheslock and John P. Kristofco.