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)
Accepting Entries: September 1 - December 1, 2020
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: $1,000 cash (beginning in 2021), 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.