Reading Periods

We welcome unsolicited submissions of poems during our reading period of October 1 through June 30.  

During the months of July, August, and September, we read and administer the Coniston Prize and are open to prize submissions only.  Please see the contest page for details.


We recommend you read our issues to get a sense of our aesthetic before sending your workPlease note that we accept poems only through our submissions manager and do not read submissions via email.

Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems in a single document. Include a cover letter and a brief bio in the comments boxHowever, please ensure there is no identifying information on the poems themselves. We welcome translations as long as all necessary rights have been secured by the translator.

We accept simultaneous submissions and ask that you notify us right away if your work has been accepted elsewhere. For partial withdrawals, simply add a note to your entry on Submittable. We do not accept multiple submissions; please wait until you have received a response to send more work.

We respond to each submission within a month, and often much sooner than that. After 30 days have passed, feel free to query us. You can also report and track your submission through Duotrope.

We secure first serial rights for poems we publish. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author. We are proud to nominate our contributors for major awards including the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. We ask that all contributors cite Radar Poetry should their poems be published elsewhere in the future.

We look forward to reading your work!


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(General submissions accepted October 1-June 30)

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