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  • Submit up to 3 previously unpublished poems of any style, length or subject matter in a single .doc or .docx file (only through our portal at Submittable) with no identifying information within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

Seeking Center

Third Wednesday’s annual poetry contest is accepting entries until February 15th, 2019. Here is a winning poem from 2017 from Washington poet, Cheryl Clough.  Judge Larry Levy said: “Seeking Center seems to me one of the most deserving winners in this year’s entries. It demonstrates a strong command of language, economy of expression, and sense of direction. It begins well, builds with an interesting theme in mind, and develops and sustains that theme in surprising and arresting ways.

SeekingCenter