Submissions Closed

The Nervous Ghost Press Prize for Poetry is open to all writers in the United States of America. All work must be unpublished, original, and written by one author.

General Guidelines: Full & complete manuscript of 48 to 128 pages; PDF document with title page, table of contents, and numbered pages; please do not include any artwork or other visual aspects (if your work is chosen, these can be added later); $24 reading fee. All shortlisted manuscripts will be considered for publication.

Prize: $1000, Publication, and a California Reading Tour.

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Final Judge: Michale Graves.

Michale Graves kicked in the door of the music scene in 1995 as the lead singer and songwriter of one of the most legendary punk rock bands of all time, The Misfits. Driven by the pursuit of quality and harmony in everything that he is involved in, Michale travels the world and looks into the eyes and hearts of tens of thousands of fans. For nearly two decades Michale Graves has been entertaining, influencing, and informing a growing audience world-wide. Always seeking ways to innovate the industry, promote well being, and uplift the individual through art and entertainment, Michale Graves leads an innovative charge forward.