Orchard Street Press


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.


The The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the publication of two new titles: all the stars that once were, the third book of poetry from Joe Cheslock of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and The Sun’s Banquet Table by Suzanne Freeman of Ingram, Texas, winner of the 2017 The Orchard Street Press Poetry Chapbook Contest.

Earlier this year, The The Orchard Street Press published Going Back To Africa, a travel journal by Scott Gregory.

TOSP is also currently working on a collection of humor pieces from well-known columnist John Lorson; a new collection of poems from five-time Pushcart Prize nominee John P. Kristofco, his fourth book; a collection of World War II recollections from fourteen military veterans; and several poetry chapbooks selected from entries in TOSP’s Poetry Chapbook Contest this year.

In 2016, the Press published Cheslock’s If you follow a crooked river… poems of Cleveland and other sacred places and Kristofco’s chapbook, The Timekeeper’s Garden.


Poetry Chapbook Contest:

The The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the winners in the 2017 Poetry Chapbook Contest:

1st Prize ($300 and 30 copies of the winning chapbook): Suzanne Freeman, Ingram Texas, The Sun’s Banquet Table

2nd Prize ($200): Susan Waters, Hobbs, New Mexico, Heat Lightning

3rd Prize ($100): Sean Lause, Bluffton, Ohio, wakeful fathers and dreaming sons

Honorable Mention: James Scruton, McKenzie, Tennessee, Blind Season

Honorable Mention: Mary Hotlen, Rockford, Illinois, A Matter of Voice

Honorable Mention: Joyce S. Brown, Baltimore, Maryland, Vital Signs

Honorable Mention: Ben Ochila, Brevard, North Carolina, Homecoming

Honorable Mention: Lianne Spidel, Greenville, Ohio, One Dance for Old Time’s Sake

Poetry Contest

At the start of 2018, the Press will conduct its annual Poetry Contest. Submissions of four previously unpublished poems (typed, single-spaced, no one poem longer than two pages) will be accepted up to the postmark deadline of March 15. Prizes will be $250 for first (winning the Malovrh-Fenlon Poetry Prize), $150 for second, and $100 for third. Submissions should be sent with the $12 entrance fee (check payable to The The Orchard Street Press to: The The Orchard Street Press, P.O. Box 280, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040.

Prize-winning poems and others selected by the judges will appear in Quiet Diamonds, the annual poetry journal of The The Orchard Street Press.