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.


So far in 2017, The Orchard Street Press has published Going Back To Africa, a travel journal by Scott Gregory. The Press will soon release All the Stars That Once Were, the third poetry collection from Joe Cheslock.

TOSP is also currently working on a collection of humor pieces from well-known columnist John Lorson and a new collection of poems from John P. Kristofco, his fourth book.

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


Chapbook Contest: Results from The Orchard Street Press’ first Chapbook contest (deadline for submissions was June 30th) will be announced very soon. Look for the announcement on this website.

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 Submissions of four previously unpublished poems (typed, single-spaced, no one poem longer than two pages) will be accepted up to the postmark deadline of March 15.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 Orchard Street Press to: The Orchard Street Press, P.O. Box 280, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040.