We welcome unsolicited submissions of poems during our open reading period of October 1 through June 30. If you find that the submission manager is closed, it means that we have reached our reading capacity for the month. Please check back on the first of the next month.
Please read the guidelines carefully as they have recently been updated.
Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems in a single document. We read blind, so please ensure there is no identifying information on the document that contains your poems. You should include a cover letter and a brief bio in the comments box. 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.
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. Unless you are specifically invited to send more work, please wait 6 months after before submitting again.
Former contributors should wait one calendar year after the publication of their poems before submitting again.
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!
(General submissions accepted October 1-June 30)