Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

Submission Guidelines

Deadlines & Notification

Off the Coast is a quarterly journal with deadlines:

Off the Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal

March 15
June 15
September 15
December 15

Editorial decisions are not made until after the deadline for each issue. Notifications go out the first two weeks of the month following the deadline date eg: early April for March 15 deadline.


Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.

Online submissions preferred, but we do still accept postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.

Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. As writers ourselves we understand the importance of simsubs. As editors, we have to deal with the the downside, occasionally losing poems before we send out acceptances. If you like submission roulette, send close to the deadline. Please respect the process, when we're notified immediately, your poem is taken out of the mix to make room for someone else.

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We accept B&W graphics and photos to grace the pages of Off the Coast, and color or B&W for the cover.

Send 3-6 images in jpg format, min. 300 dpi resolution.

Please use submission manager to send artwork.


For reviews, send a single copy of a newly published poetry book. Please send bound books only, we do not review chapbooks.


Contributors receive one free copy. Additional copies of the issue their work appears in available for half the cover price.

Sample issues available for $10.
One-year Subscription to Off the Coast: $35.
Two-year Subscription (25% off the cover price): $60.

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Off the Coast
P.O. Box 14
Robbinston, ME 04671

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