All types of poetry are welcome, from formal to experimental. Emphasis is placed on the ideas conveyed, craft and language, beauty of expression, and the picture that extends beyond the frame of the poem. We favor poems that will fit on a single page, though longer poems of quality will be considered. No previously published poems, please. Send up to three poems in a single .doc or .docx file.

Short Fiction

Third Wednesday publishes short-short stories of no more than 1,500 words (shorter is even better). We do not publish memoir, essay, genre or children's fiction. Send only one story per submission. Bear in mind that we publish only 3-5 fiction pieces per issue.

We prefer a single spaced document with minimal formatting as a .doc or .docx file.



Black and white pictures that reproduce well in all media are mainly what we are looking for, but we also need the occasional color one for the cover.

We would prefer clearly-labeled jpegs attached to an email message. Include in the message your name and snail mail address along with the title of the artworks and the media. Jpegs should be 5-6 inches on the longest side.

Pixel resolution should be as close to 300 dpi as possible. The Web standard resolution of 72 dpi is not acceptable for printed images.

Send your artwork as attachments to


Payment for poetry, fiction and artwork is one contributor copy, plus a small honorarium of $3 to $5.


Submissions are open on a rolling basis, with notice of which issue we are currently reading for. Seasonal work should be sent three months in advance. Thus, poems about winter should be sent in August, spring poems in January, etc.