At 3rd Wednesday Magazine our purpose is to make as little money as possible, which is why we make no effort to sell subscriptions or individual copies (though some people insist on buying them). Each piece we publish in the print magazine has already been published on our website so that contributors can share their published work on their author websites and though social media. The release of each quarterly issue of 3rd Wednesday is accompanied by the simultaneous release of that issue as a free to download PDF.
This the worst possible business model but it seems to be working for the poets, writers and artists who contribute their work to our pages. We strive to expose their work to the widest possible audience and we hope that our business failure is a great success.
Our poem of the week is by Jude Dippold, one of our favorite poets from Washington State, which is a hotbed of great contemporary poetry. This poem will appear in our fall issue, due out in couple weeks. The issue will feature the winners of our annual flash fiction contest and a cover that’s worth framing.
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has had over 1,500 of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for numerous prizes, and was awarded the 2017 Booranga Writers’ Centre (Australia) Prize for Fiction.
Pski’s Porch Publishing prides itself on promoting passionate, weird, unfashionable poetry, and The Arrest of Mr. Kissy Face is a prime example—far, far away from the MFA poetry mill, and a breath of fresh air.
I kissed the woman who slices lunch meat at King Sooper’s She shoved smoked turkey at me leaned away and called: Next!
John L. Stanizzi is author of the collections – Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits, and Chants. His newest collection, Sundowning, will be out this year with Main Street Rag. Besides Third Wednesday, John’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry,The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Blue Mountain Review, The Cortland Review, Rattle, and many others.
John is a teaching artist for the national recitation contest, Poetry Out Loud. A former New England Poet of the Year, John is the prose editor for the online journal Abstract Mag TV.He teaches literature at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT and he lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry.
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Just for fun, give it a go. Pick one of the colored tiles. The title of your poem is the printed name on the paint sample. Write your own poem in the reply section. It should be short enough that it would actually fit on a paint chip. We have no plans to do anything with these.