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The Birdy Poetry Prize, by Meadowlark Press

About The Birdy Poetry Prize:
Meadowlark Press 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 03/13/2021)
2022 Winner & Finalist List (announced 03/25/2022)
2023 Winner & Finalist List (announced 04/28/2023)

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Accepting Entries: September 1 - December 1, 2023

Entry Fee: $25

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

All entries will be considered for standard Meadowlark Press 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 are NOT eligible to enter.
Previous Finalists ARE eligible to enter.

Manuscript Preparation

The author’s name should not appear anywhere on the document.

Do NOT include publication credits or lists of previously published work.  
Manuscript should include:  
  • title of collection
  • any section or division headings, if desired
  • all poems to be included in the collection