Submissions will be open from May 1 to August 31, 2017. The winner will be announced via email by Dec. 31, 2017. The competition is open only to poets over 60 years of age.
The winner will receive $1,000 and publication. The entry fee is $25. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Off The Grid Press.
Manuscript must be typed, paginated, and at least 50 pages in length. Manuscripts must have a paginated table of contents and include a list of acknowledgments for poems previously published. There should be one title page with book title and all contact information: Name, address, phone, email.
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published in magazines, anthologies, or chapbooks of less than 35 pages, but the collection as a whole must be unpublished. Translations and self-published books are not eligible.
We strongly encourage online submissions, though we will continue to accept paper submissions. Paper manuscripts should be mailed to:
Grid Books/Off The Grid Press 86 Glendower Road Boston, MA 02131
If submitting by mail, send only one copy of your manuscript. Use only binder clips. No staples, folders, or printer-bound copies. Paper manuscripts cannot be returned. Please do not send us your only copy.
If, in our judgment, no submission is worthy of publication, the press reserves the right not to publish any book.