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Wednesday, September 1, 2021


Are you ready to submit your full poetry manuscript? 
Great, because Meadowlark is ready to read it! 

The annual Birdy Poetry Prize opens TODAY for submissions.
Here are the details:

Accepting Entries: September 1 - December 1, 2021

Entry Fee: $25

Prize: $1,000 cash, publication by Meadowlark Books, including 50 copies of the completed book 

All entries will be considered for standard Meadowlark Books publishing contract offers, as well.  

Full-length poetry manuscripts (55 page minimum, 90+ pages preferred) will be considered. Poems may be previously published in journals and/or anthologies, but not in full-length, single-author volumes. Poets are eligible to enter, regardless of publishing history. 

Eligibility: (updated 8/9/2021)
Previous winners are NOT eligible to enter.
Previous Finalists ARE eligible to enter.

Manuscript Preparation

The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the document. 
    Manuscript should include:  
    • title of collection
    • any section or division headings, if desired
    • all poems to be included in the collection

    Click HERE to submit and to learn about previous winners.

    To kick things off, here is an excerpt of Knowing Is a Branching Trail by Alison Hicks, winner of the 2021 Birdy Poetry Prize. 

    Remember, the book launch event is SEPTEMBER 24! Register today!

    Pre-order your copy through the Meadowlark Bookstore.

    Make sure to check out Alison's website, as well as follow her author page on Facebook and her Amazon author page, too. She also has two other poetry collections available for purchase.

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