Sarah Russell’s poem was an entry and $100 winner in 3rd Wednesday’s recent One Sentence Poetry Contest. When we wrote to notify her, we told her that her’s was one of the worst run-on sentences we’ve ever seen, but that it served this prose poem perfectly.
3rd Wednesday’s annual poetry contest is open for entries until February 15, 2020.
- Submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems of any style, length or subject matter in a single .doc or .docx file (only through our portal at Submittable) with no identifying information within the text of the document.
- Fee is $6 per entry. Multiple entries are allowed.
- 3 winners will receive a cash prize of $100 and a print copy of the contest issue.
- All non-prize winning poems, with author permission, will be given a second chance at publication as a regular submission to the magazine.
- This year’s judge is Marilyn L. Taylor, former poet laureate of The State of Wisconsin.
- Visit our website at: https://thirdwednesdaymagazine.org/ for complete details and link to our Submittable portal.
- The Spring 2019 issue of 3rd Wednesday can be downloaded for free at our website so that you can read last year’s winning poems.
We have made last year’s contest issue available free to everyone. Read contest winning poems and many others in Volume XII, No. 1. Click on “Free Issue” in the menu above.
Though he didn’t intend it for our recent One Sentence Poetry contest, 13th Poet Laureate of the United States, Ted Kooser, sent us this example of what a poet can do with a single sentence. Our 4th One Sentence Poetry Contest opens for entries on August 15th. Click anywhere on Mr. Kooser’s poem for details.
Time is running out –
In just six lines in a single sentence, Krystal Nikol of Detroit has produced a poem of immense power. It was one of three winning poems in our One Sentence Poetry Contest, a contest we’ll repeat for the winter issue, opening for entries in mid-August.