Grid Books / Off the Grid Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

This year's contest will be judged by poet Garrett Hongo.

The Off the Grid Poetry Prize:

  1. The competition is open only to poets aged 60 years or older.
  2. Submissions will be open from May 1 to August 31, 2022. The winner will be announced by December 31, 2022.
  3. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. The entry fee is $25.
  4. Manuscripts must be typed, paginated, and at least 50 pages in length. Manuscripts must have a table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. There should be one title page with the book title only. All contact information (name, address, phone, email) should be included in the cover letter submitted via Submittable.
  5. Individual poems from the manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 35 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Previously self-published books are not eligible.
  6. Please submit online via Submittable.
  7. If, in our judgment, no submission is worthy of publication, the press reserves the right not to publish any book.
  8. Send inquiries to

We are seeking work that is ripened in craft and vision, written by poets over sixty, who are willing to promote their work and to support the press in maintaining a high standard of editing, design, and production quality across print and digital formats.

Grid Books / Off the Grid Press