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EACH YEAR THIRD WEDNESDAY AWARDS 3 $100 PRIZES IN ITS ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST. FOR THIS YEAR’S CONTEST, ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2020 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2021.
We’re pleased to announce that our judge for this year’s contest is Joy Gaines-Friedler. Joy has taught as a guest instructor at Wayne State University, Michigan State, Frostburg State University, and at the Lapeer Correctional Facility for the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) through the University of Michigan where she worked with male “lifers.”
Twenty years a professional photographer Joy sees poetry as a natural extension of the photographic art form: both use images, contrast, tensions, a kind of rhythm and tone to convey what language alone, cannot. You can find Joy’s complete bio and links to her books and individual work at http://www.joygainesfriedler.com/.
Our poem of the week is a contest winner from the fall issue of 3rd Wednesday. Another 50/50 contest is under way for the winter issue due out in December. The winning poet receives 50% of the contest entry fees or $50 (which ever is greater) and a one year subcription to the print magazine. The entry fee is just $3.
3rd Wednesday’s poem of the week is one of the winning poems from our most recent poetry contest. It appeared in our spring issue which is available free online at our website or for $6 in print at Amazon.com.
Next-to-Last Visit With My Father / Charles Hughes
“A splendid, well-constructed example of deep emotion, quietly but vividly expressed. Each of the poem’s six 6-line stanzas feature carefully selected details from a particularly difficult farewell, making them indelible—causing the reader to sense the speaker’s dwindling hope while simultaneously cherishing the best of what remains of it.” – Marilyn L. Taylor, contest judge.
Acting Class is one of three winners in 3rd Wednesday‘s annual poetry contest and is our “Poem of the Week” from the Spring issue of 3W. Print copies can be ordered at Amazon.com and you can find a free download of the digital edition on our website.
The spring issue of 3rd Wednesday is about to go into the mail. This is our annual poetry contest issue and today we present one of the honorable mention poems from this year’s contest. The poet tells us that this is her first ever poetry publication. The issue is on sale now at Amazon.
Since we began publication 13 years ago, 3rd Wednesday has been a token paying market, offering payment of $3 per accepted piece. We have noticed that many of our contributors choose to opt out of payment, thus contributing in their small way to the cause of literature.
Beginning with the summer 2020 issue, we offer a new alternative. The poems of each submitter who chooses to waive payment and contribute $3 to an ongoing contest pool will be eligible for a larger payout of 50% of the net contributions for that issue or $50 (which ever is larger), plus a one year subscription to the print edition of the magazine (a $28 value).
Just one week left to the deadline: https://thirdwednesdaymagazine.org/ for details.