Wednesday One Sentence Poetry Contest:
The 2018 One Sentence Poetry Contest has ended. From 70 entries of nearly 200 poems our judges chose 3 winning poems and another 30 poems were chosen for publication in our Summer 2018 issue. Congratulations to winning poets Mark Madigan, Mark Hinton and Brook Sadler. Look for this contest to return next year.
Whether it's an
American Sentence, Haiku(ish) or just a great poetic sentence, we
want to see what you can pack into the basic building block of
literature, the sentence.
The Simple Rules:
Each poem should have a
title and should consist of a single English sentence
with conventional punctuation. There is no limit on length.
You may include up to 3
one sentence poems in your entry, which must be a single spaced doc
or docx file. Do not include any identifying information within the
body of the document. Enter only once.
Entries will be
accepted from February 1 to April 30, 2018 though our Submittable
account. No email or paper submissions will be considered.
Need Examples, here are a couple:
Ursa Major And Ursa Minor
There was a first time that a man looked
into the northern sky and saw not one,
but two bears and thought to himself,
how ferocious the stars must be
The First Rain of October Reminds Me Of Bashō So I Write A Poem With A Long Title
So quiet it falls, this first rain of October,
cars waiting turns at a stop sign,
lights reflected in wet pavement,
wipers beating out five quarter time
like Brubeck writing another hit tune.
will be awarded to three winning poems. There is no limit on the
number of poems our editors may choose for publication in addition to
the prize winning poems. Winners and all entries selected for
publication will receive a print copy of the issue (an $11 value).
The entry fee of $5
must be paid via credit card or Pay Pal through Submittable. All
entries will receive a PDF copy of the Summer contest issue (a $5
value) in June so the net cost of your entry is ZERO.
The contest will be
judged by the editorial staff of Third Wednesday Magazine who will
read submissions blindly, following the process we use with our