Judged by Phillip Sterling


$6.00 Entry Fee

Three Prizes of $100.00
and publication in Third Wednesday's Spring Contest issue.

As a thank you for your participation, every entry will receive a PDF copy of the poetry contest issue (a $5.00 value), so the net cost of your entry is just $1.00.

Non-prize poems will be considered for inclusion in the same or later issue of Third Wednesday as a regular submission, which pays $3.00 per poem.

We will accept contest entries of up to 3 previously unpublished poems between October 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018. Poems should be in a single .doc or .docx file with 
no identifying information within the text of the file. All entries must come through our submissions management portal at Submittable.  If you are not already a Submittable user, registration is free. We will not accept entries by mail this year.  You may enter as many times as you like, but only three poems per entry.

You can choose to pay via credit card or Pay Pal by selecting it as an option when you upload your file at Submittable or, if you prefer, you can make a check or money order for $6 payable to Joseph Ferrari and mail it to:

Third Wednesday
11316 Farley Street
Redford, Michigan 48239

Be sure the name on your payment matches the name on your entry in Submittable.


About Our Contest Judge


Our judge for this contest is Phillip Sterling, author of In Which Brief Stories Are Told (short fiction, Wayne State University Press 2011), and six collections of poetry. You can read his qualifications, awards and publication history here.


Annual Poetry Contest:


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