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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

2023 Birdy Poetry Prize Winner Now Available for Pre-order: Turkey Vulture by Zachary Lundgren

In April, Meadowlark Press announced Turkey Vulture by Zachary Lundgren as the 2023 Birdy Poetry Prize winner! Now, we are ready to put the book in your hands! Pre-order Turkey Vulture today, and stay tuned for book launch details!


Zachary Lundgren was born in California and received his MFA in poetry from the University of South Florida. He has been published in several literary magazines and reviews, including The Columbia Review, The Wisconsin Review, Clockhouse, Beecher’s Magazine, and The Louisville Review. He received his PhD in rhetoric and composition from East Carolina University and now resides in Denver, Colorado. 

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Monday, September 4, 2023

Birdy Poetry Prize - Now Open for Submissions

 It’s that time of year again! Show us what you’ve got!

😏 Submit your full-length poetry manuscript any time between now and December first for a chance to win $1,000, publication with yours truly, and 50 free copies of your book! 💥 #birdypoetryprize

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Coming to the Meadowlark Bookshelf: The Adventures of Bottle Calf

My workspace has been a delight of color! There's a whole lot of fun on my desktop these days, and I wanted to take a moment to share what we are working on here at Meadowlark Press. In The Adventures of Bottle Calf, author Ann Vigola Anderson (Posts of a Mid-Century Kid, Anamcara Press, 2021) takes us to her grandparents' farm where Bottle Calf was born during an early spring blizzard. With illustrations by Sara Long, this gorgeous book should be ready in time for holiday gift giving. It's a read-aloud book for all ages. Whether you grab your own copy to reminisce or to share the stories and gorgeous art with your kids or grandkids, you are going to love The Adventures of Bottle Calf

Stay Tuned! We will be sharing pre-release order details soon.

Ann Vigola Anderson and Sara Long

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Local Author Day returns to Wichita Public Library

Visit Meadowlark Press and 105 Meadowlark Reader at Local Author Day in Wichita.

Wichita Public Library’s Local Author Day returns Saturday, August 12 at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. Local Author Day celebrates local writing talent and invites local authors to meet new fans and for readers to learn about authors in Wichita.

“Wichita has a vibrant writing community and this annual program helps bring their talent to the spotlight,” said Sara Dixon, Adult Programming Manager at Wichita Public Library. “One of Wichita’s hidden gems is its community of talented writers.”

A writer’s panel will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. From 2-4 p.m., an author expo featuring dozens of local authors will provide an opportunity for the public to meet authors and purchase their work. 

The writers participating in the panel discussion include Sarah Henning (Lawrence, Kansas), Amy Avery (Kansas) and Danielle Ramirez (Wichita, Kansas). 

The Library has made significant efforts to give local writers space to develop and share their work. The “Community Writing Workshop” meets the first Thursday of each month and includes a craft lesson applicable across genres, a writing prompt for fresh writing opportunities, and workshop time to receive feedback on writing. The Library also participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November and hosts several programs to support writers during the month. And recently, the Library hosted “Celebrate Writing” which provided an open mic-like space for writers to share their work in front of an audience.

More information about Local Author Day can be found at www.wichitalibrary.org.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

James Kenyon Receives Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association

 James Kenyon received a Certificate of Excellens from the Cat Writers' Association for his nonfiction book, A Cat Named Fatima: Tales of 23 Cats & The People Who Loved Them. The winners of each category in the annual CWA Communications Contest will be announced on October 21. 

Congatulations, James!

James Kenyon


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Invitation to a Double Book Launch: July 26, Emporia

Remembering Martha                                     Human Shadow

ISBN 978-1956578379                                   ISBN 978-1956578409

Retail: $16.99                                                 Retail: $17.99

Meadowlark Press                                           Meadowlark Press

July 2023                                                        July 2023

Meadowlark Press Announces Double Book Launch Featuring Emporia Authors

EMPORIA, KS - Emporia’s Meadowlark Press will celebrate the release of Remembering Martha by Jerilynn Jones Henrikson and Human Shadow, by Michael D. Graves on July 26, 2023, at the historic Granada Theater in downtown Emporia from 6-8p.m.

Henrikson and Graves have written books inspired by their grandparents. As part of the launch, each author will read short selections from their new books. The audience will have some time to ask questions about their writing processes and inspiration.

Remembering Martha, a novella, is inspired by an interview Henrikson did with her grandmother for a class at ESU. Martha grew up in the small town of Neosho Rapids at the turn of the 20th century. This book captures the grueling life on the Kansas prairie, but does so with humor, as the reader follows Martha’s life amid its challenges and joys.

Emporia State University professor, Amy Sage Webb-Baza calls Henrikson’s book “a feast for the soul and the sense: hilarious, heartbreaking, rich with detail.”

Human Shadow by Mike Graves is book number five in the Pete Stone Private Investigator series. Stone is a private detective in 1930s Wichita. Oft-champion of the downtrodden, Stone takes on a case to prove the innocence of a shell-shocked war veteran accused of arson and murder. Graves created the Pete Stone character as a memorial to his grandfather. His first and third Pete Stone novels, To Leave a Shadow and All Hallows’ Shadows, were Kansas Notable Books.

Come to socialize, eat some apple pie, and celebrate family legacy, Kansas roots, and books with Jerilynn, Mike, and Meadowlark Press. Books will be available for purchase at this event. Learn more at www.meadowlarkbookstore.com.



Monday, May 8, 2023

2023 Birdy Poetry Prize Event Recording

Whether you missed it or want to relive the fun, this year's Birdy Poetry Prize event recording is now available! Thank you to everyone involved, and congratulations again to all semi-finalists, finalists, and Zachary Lundgren for his winning poetry collection, Turkey Vulture!