If you have a project, in particular a collaborative or performance volume, that you are submitting SPECIFICALLY to The OS or want to work on developing with Lynne or our staff, please send an email to in addition to submitting here.

Any and all submissions will be reviewed, but we are on a 3-6 month delay due to the volume received, and do know that the earliest possible publication of your volume would be 2018.

Thank you for your interest and support!

THE OS PRESS reviews poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, plays, rogue-academic and other genre-nonconforming project manuscripts year round. We are a queer run, actively feminist, radical press committed to social justice, as well as to bringing to print projects that may struggle to find a niche elsewhere. 

Our intentions are primarily archive-driven: writing into the history and securing into the ontology the existence / persistence of avant grade, experimental, radical voices and practices that might otherwise fade into invisibility / obscurity.

(Which is to say: if you're here with a straightforward book of fiction, we congratulate you on your accomplishment, but be aware that your work is the least likely to be considered.)

We publish full lengths all year round, and a 4-volume PRINT:DOCUMENT chapbook series each spring, which all chapbook submissions will be considered for.  Underrepresented voices are in particular encouraged to apply.

***READ and FOLLOW these guidelines when sending us work:***

Please be familiar with The Operating System before sending anything. In your cover letter, tell us why your book is a good fit for the OS! You might mention what other OS books you have read, or other OS projects you've contributed to online or off. How do you imagine your work will fit in with other books in our catalog? We are best able to work with submissions that clearly demonstrate an awareness of what we're about. 

TRANSPARENCY CHECK-IN: Publishing is a labor of love. We have never since our inception charged for manuscript review, but if in good faith you'd consider supporting our all volunteer labor by buying a book, you'll find options for book / chapbook / series purchase below. You can also buy directly from the OS online store and use a special 20% discount for submitters, with the code "SUBMITTABLE" at checkout.

Thank you and keep writing!
The Operating System Team

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