Off the Coast

Genres Published: 
Representative Authors: 
Jenny Qi, Ace Boggess, Jill McDonough, Rachel Contreni Flynn, Rhina Espaillat, David Wagoner, Lee Sharkey, Simon Perchik, Susan Donnelly, Paul Hostovsky, Lois Marie Harrod, Joanie Stangeland
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$35/year, $60/ 2 years
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

In every issue of Off the Coast we publish poems that speak to each other and offer excellence on their own terms: through perfect images, stunning narrative or well-crafted form. Our tastes are eclectic and we publish any subject and style. We like surprises. We like haiku, sonnets, free verse, translations, etc....just send us your best work. Yes, every editor says this. When the piece is finished, you'll know. We'll be happy to read it then.

Tips From the Editor

Submit 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject/style & a brief bio using our submission manager: .
Artwork and photos: Submit 3-6 high-res images (minimum 300 ppi, portrait orientation works best) in jpg, tiff or png format to our submission manager:

For reviews, send a single copy of a newly published poetry book, please send bound books only.

Contact Information

Valerie Lawson, Editor, Publisher
PO Box 14
1175 US Rte 1
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017