Judged by Larry Levy


$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 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We will accept contest entries of up to 3 previously unpublished poems between October 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018.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 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.

A link to the Submittable site will appear here on Oct 1.



About Our Contest Judge

Larry Levy’s newest poetry collection, All the Dead are Holy, was recently published by Atmosphere Press.  Another collection, tentatively titled The Strong Throw Home will also be published by Atmosphere.

An earlier book
 I Would Stay Forever If I Could and New Poems is in a second expanded printing from Mayapple Press. He has also published Three Things That Have Nothing to Do With Teaching, a collection of reflective logs.


Retired from teaching at every level from pre-school to graduate school, Larry and his wife Cheryl live in Midland, Michigan where they direct plays and conduct workshops on acting and writing for the Midland Center for the Arts

Annual Poetry Contest:


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