Coniston Prize

Contest :: $2,000 Coniston Prize from Radar Poetry

headshot of 2021 Coniston Prize Judge Yona HarveyDeadline: September 1, 2021
Radar Poetry‘s Coniston Prize is an annual award that recognizes an exceptional group of poems by a woman writing in English. This year’s esteemed judge is Yona Harvey. The winner will receive $2,000 and will be published in the contest issue, alongside an introduction by Yona Harvey. All finalists will also be published in the contest issue. Submit 3-5 poems by September 1, 2021. Entry fee: $20. Read the guidelines and view past winners at

2020 Coniston Prize Winner & Finalists Announced

Laura Villareal is the winner of Radar Poetry‘s 2020 Coniston Prize. Her suite of poems will appear in Issue 28. Judge Ada Limón said of Villareal’s poems, “With language that is alive and piercing with rich sound work and haunting images, these poems are both confident and aching.”

Finalists of this year’s prize were Hillary Berg, Mary Craig, Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick, Jessica Hincapie, Amy Miller, Meredith Stricker, and Sarah Wolfson. You can read their poems in Issue 28 as well.