The Operating System



The Operating System is 100% committed to transparency in our practices — our infrastructure has been built for community use and is modeled as a collaborative publishing economy. We will never charge fees for contests or reading submissions. We have an open door policy for editorial / imprint initiatives and proposals, and are committed to Open Source skill and information sharing with authors, colleagues, and other organizations.

Here you will find:

  • a basic onboarding / terms document which covers most information about publishing agreements with the OS, as well as a break down of how the finances of distribution, etc., work.
  • a¬†Book Marketing Orientation¬†document giving authors some guidance about how to market themselves and also discussing in more detail how the OS will work with you to get your book out there
  • How Do I Get Published” — poet, professor, and altogether kickass human Natalie Eilbert put together this terrific doc for her students and encouraged us to share it here with you. Great tips, much needed levity.