about us


 

The Orchard Street Press was established in 2016 to provide an alternative publishing opportunity for writers whose work deserves an audience beyond readers of the small press literary reviews and journals. TOSP works cooperatively with its writers to produce publications that appeal to both the eye and the mind.

 

Why “Orchard Street?”

 

We all have special places in our lives, places from which the people, sounds, sights, and scents remain with us despite all our time away. One such place is a small mountain town in Pennsylvania where a family of thirteen once lived in a seven-room house built by a coal miner and his brothers, built before electricity and indoor plumbing at a time when people’s lives were all too often measured only by the tiny piece their breath and sweat could add to the coffers of some corporate monolith. Six brothers, five sisters, father John and mother Mary living in the Pennsylvania sun beneath the shadow of a blue-green mountain in their small white house four doors down on Orchard Street.

 

TOSP also conducts two contests annually, one for poetry chapbooks and another for individual poems. The Press also publishes Quiet Diamonds, an annual poetry journal. Information about the contests and Quiet Diamonds is available here.