About The Birdy Poetry Prize:
Meadowlark Books created The Birdy Poetry Prize to celebrate the voices of this era.
2019 Winner & Finalist List (announced 01/14/2019)
2020 Winner & Finalist List (announced 03/11/2020)
2021 Winner & Finalist List (announced 3/13/2021)
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. Previous winners and published finalists of the Birdy Poetry Prize competition are NOT eligible to enter.