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, fiction, plays, and other genre-nonconforming project manuscripts year round. We publish a 4-volume PRINT:DOCUMENT chapbook series each spring. 

Underrepresented voices are in particular encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT for 2016 and beyond: We do not charge a reading fee, but please be aware that we ourselves are not paid, nor do we pay others to read submissions! For this reason we ask writers to 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. 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. We are not able to guarantee consideration of bulk-submitted manuscripts.

Thank you and keep writing!

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