Annual Poetry Contest

Each year Third Wednesday awards 3 $100 Prizes in its annual poetry contest. For this year’s contest, entries will be accepted from November 15, 2019 through February 15, 2020. A $5 entry fee is payable by credit card or via Pay Pal though our submissions portal at Submittable.

As a thank you for your participation, every entry will receive a PDF copy of the poetry contest issue (a $5.00 value), so the net cost of your entry is $Zero.  Winning poets and honorable mentions will receive a print copy of the contest issue.

Non-prize poems will be considered for inclusion in the same or later issue of 3rd Wednesday as a regular submission unless the poet chooses not to have them considered (to preserve eligibility for other contests).

We will accept contest entries of up to 3 previously unpublished poems of any style and subject matter. There is no limit on length. Poems should be uploaded as a single .doc or .docx file with no identifying information within the text of the file. For poems with unusual spacing, do not use tabs. All entries must come through our submissions management portal at Submittable.  If you are not already a Submittable user, registration is free. We will not accept entries by mail or email.  You may enter as many times as you like, but only three poems per entry.