Brush up your flash fiction –
Edition III of our One Sentence Poetry Contest is underway. Winners of this popular contest will appear in the Summer Issue of the magazine in June.
Poetry of a single sentence has a long history in literature. John Keats’ Bright star, would I were steadfast, Ezra Pound’s In a Station of the Metro, William Carlos Williams’ The Red Wheelbarrow, Linda Paston’s The New Dog, to name a few.
The Simple Rules: Each poem should have a title and should consist of a single English sentence with conventional punctuation. There is no limit on length.
You may include up to 3 one sentence poems in your entry, which must be a single spaced .doc or .docx file. Do not include any identifying information within the body of the document. Multiple entries are allowed.
Open for entries from February 15th to May 15th, 2019
The Money: $50 will be awarded to three winning poems. Our editors will also choose at least 10 additional entries for publication. Winners and all entries selected for publication will receive a print copy of the issue (an $11 value).
The entry fee of $5 must be paid via credit card or Pay Pal through Submittable. All entries will receive a PDF copy of the contest issue (a $5 value), so the net cost of your first entry is $ZERO.
Our poem of the week was a winning poem in Third Wednesday’s most recent “One Sentence Poetry Contest”. This is the second win for Virginia poet, Mark Madigan.
The newest iteration of this popular contest is open for entries until April 15, 2019.
Our Poem of the Week by Linda Blaskey comes from the newest issue of Third Wednesday. It was an entry in our One Sentence Poetry Contest and earned an honorable mention. A new edition of the popular contest will open for entries on February 15th.
Third Wednesday’s annual poetry contest is accepting entries until February 15th, 2019. Here is a winning poem from 2017 from Washington poet, Cheryl Clough. Judge Larry Levy said: “Seeking Center seems to me one of the most deserving winners in this year’s entries. It demonstrates a strong command of language, economy of expression, and sense of direction. It begins well, builds with an interesting theme in mind, and develops and sustains that theme in surprising and arresting ways.