Mannequin / Ron Koertge

Something special from the just released Autumn issue of 3rd Wednesday: A flash piece by Ron Koertge (yes, that Ron Koertge). Ron is a poet and novelist specializing in youth fiction. His latest poetry collection is Yellow Moving Van. His flash fiction collection, which he told me that wrote “one-a-day” is titled Sex World. I suspect Ron, like the Canadian rockers Barnaked Ladies, thought the name would mean a big seller.

You can read the issue free at our website and print copies are on sale at Amazon.com.

The Autumn Issue of 3rd Wednesday

TW Volume XIII, No. 4 – Autumn 2020
frontcoverfall2020The fall issue is in the mail to contributors and subscribers. Guest associate editor for this issue is Jude Dippold of Concrete Washington.  Jude is a poet and his nature photos have graced several issues of 3W.

This issue features the winning stories from the 4th annual George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest (thanks go out to this year’s judge Lisa Lenzo).Our 50/50 Poetry Contest winner is Notes from the Field by Alexandra Wade.

Other highlights: A flash piece by Ron Koertge (Yes, that Ron Koertge), poems by Marge Piercy, Jack Ridl, Claire Rubin, James Crews and many others, as well as student poetry from Inside/Out.
The print edition is available now at Amazon.com.

3rd Wednesday: Spring Issue

Spring2020FrontContributor and Subscriber copies of the Spring issue of 3rd Wednesday are in the mail.  This issue features the winning poems and honorable mentions from our annual poetry contest, judged this year by Marilyn L. Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a teacher and well-published poet with 8 poetry collections to her credit. She was poet laureate of The State of Wisconsin (2009-10).

A number of other poems that were originally entered in the contest have been published as regular submissions with permission of the poets. We give writers in our contests a second chance at publication when they elect that as an option.

This issue sees the return of the popular InsideOut Literary Arts Project, featuring five poems by Detroit area students in the 3rd through 5th grades. We owe the usual thanks to Peter Markus for curating them.

You can download the issue in PDF format for free from our website and print copies can be purchased at Amazon.com.

Volume XIII, No 1 (Winter 2020)

This issue includes winning poems and poems of merit from our fourth One Sentence Poetry Contest. We have new poems by Marge Piercy, Leslie Schultz, Gary Wadley, Jane Blanchard, Tiffany Babb, Alan Harris, Lisa Timpf, Terry Allen and many others. The print edition is available now at Amazon.com. Contributor copies will be in the mail next week. For a free digital edition, click Free Issues on the menu.