The Operating System

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Operating System is a woman/LGBT run small press, arts organization, and online platform/magazine based in Brooklyn NY. Our roots are in collaborative, cooperative work, out of which our annual 4-chapbook series began in 2013. The OS press continues to publish a growing number titles every year (12 in 2016, 25 in 2017), focusing on underrepresented voices, mixed-genre, avant-garde, and politically critical work, as well as on community engagement with process writing and storytelling across creative disciplines. We seek to be an empowerment organization, transparent in our administration and promote an open source environment in which creative practitioners collect and redistribute intellectual and material resources for community development. Visit for more information.

Social Media Platforms Used
twitter, Facebook
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson
Contact Title
Managing Editor / Founder
Submissions Policy
Submissions are free and have always been. We have rolling submissions for work both online and off, via submittable as well as directly through the website. We've added an option for ordering a book or chapbook set with submissions which has been opted for more often than not, so that's good!
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Year Founded