Off the Grid Press is an imprint of Grid Books. The Off the Grid Prize was founded in the fall of 2011 to provide a forum for older poets, who are sometimes overlooked by the current marketplace. We are looking for work by poets over sixty, ripened in craft and vision, and willing to promote their work through readings and other networks.
2019 Prize Winner
Ioanna Carlsen, Breather
Charlene Fix, On the Outskirts of Vertigo
Kathleen Hellen, A Bright, Guilty World
Raymond Hudson, Sunburned Drunk
Jeanne-Marie Osterman, Mad Art
Sharon L. Charde, The Glass Is Already Broken
Henry Crawford, The Binary Planet
Mark Smith-Soto, Let It Spill
Wade Stevenson, Going Head to Head
2019 Contest Judge
2017 Winner: Improbable Creatures by Jon Davis
2016 Winner: Cold Storage by Keith Althaus
2015 Winner: Finestra’s Window by Patricia Corbus
2014 Winner: Doggerland by Dicko King
2013 Winner: Dollhouse by Elaine Terranova
2012 Winner: Coyote Bush by Peter Nash
Submissions for the 2020 Off the Grid Poetry Prize will be open from May 1st to August 31st. The judge will be announced in April 2019.
2020 Off the Grid Poetry Prize Guidelines are forthcoming.