You’ve heard of Red Letter Days? Around Christmas, I received something extra-special in the mail: my contributor’s copy to the Fall/Winter version of Third Wednesday, an excellent journal that combines poetry, fiction, photography, and essays on craft and life. There was also a small check, a rare event in the life of a working poet, and a testament to the serious way the editorial staff regards the work they review. I am enjoying the introduction to the work of other poets, writers, and artists, and I am really happy to have a poem of mine in such fine company.
In addition to publishing the journal, Third Wednesday, holds an annual poetry contest. The deadline is in the last week of January each year; three winners will receive not only publication but also a prize of $50. You can send up to three poems (none to exceed two pages) and a $10 contest reading fee to be considered for the prize (address below).
Do you have some work you’ve been planning to send out? Consider Third Wednesday. You can be sure that your words will be read with respect by experienced editors who are themselves writers.
Wishing good news to each of you, Leslie