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The Birdy Poetry Prize is open for submissions September 1 - December 1, annually.

The next open reading period for poetry (no-fee) - to be announced.

The next open reading period for Fiction - 2024, to be announced.

The next open reading period for non-fiction is January 15-February 28, 2023.

Don't want to wait for our open reading period? Feel free to check out our page of resources for independent authors. 

Submissions received outside of the submission period will not be considered except in cases where the author has received a special invitation to submit.

We will not speculate on the potential for publication based on partial manuscripts or ideas for stories that have not yet been written.

Please read this page before submitting a manuscript to Meadowlark Books.