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.

One Minute to Midnight / David Chorlton

Here is 3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week from the Winter Issue. In his cover letter David wrote: “I’m happy to see print magazines continue in the digital age, as I prefer to hold my reading matter in my hands than to look at a screen! I write because doing so hasn’t lost its meaning to me, and because I feel I’m in good company among (most) others who write.

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  • Submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems of any style, length or subject matter in a single .doc or .docx file (only through our portal at Submittable) with no identifying information within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

All Her Jazz / D.R. James

The 2018 micro-chapbook All Her Jazz, which is free (and fun!) to download and fold at the Origami Poems Project (click on the cover):

The title poem first appeared in 3rd Wednesday’s December 2017 issue.

D. R. James has taught college writing, literature, and peace-making for 35 years and lives outside Saugatuck, Michigan. His latest of eight poetry collections are If god were gentle (Dos Madres) and Surreal Expulsion (Poetry Box), and a new chapbook, Flip Requiem, will be released in Spring 2020 (Dos Madres).

D.R. James’ Author Page 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.