Orma McCormick was a poet and an amateur press publisher.
Her first publishing endeavor was the science fiction poetry publication called Starlanes, subtitled , "The International Quarterly of Science Fiction poetry", co-edited with Nan Gerding. It was probably the first science fiction poetry publication released. It was published from January 1951 till December 1961, and 40 issues were released during that time. Writers who appeared in the fanzine included Joseph Payne Brennan, Philip Jose Farmer, Lilith Lorraine, Edith Otgutsch, and many others.
Orma McCormick also contributed to many fanzines, both before and after she released her own publication. Her work was featured in issues #3 and #5 of Quandry, and Vol. I #3 and Vol. 1 #4 of Challenge, in the U.S.A., and in Perhaps in Australia, among many others.