Driving My Daughter to School – Sarah Russell

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 Annual Poetry Contest

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  • Submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems of any style, length or subject matter in a single .doc or .docx file (only through our portal at Submittable) with no identifying information within the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.

Official Business – Ted Kooser

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.
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