Written by Ella Peary January 7th, 2021

Third Wednesday: Now Seeking Submissions

Third Wednesday is an established print journal of poetry, fiction, and visual art. The product of a monthly writer’s group in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Third Wednesday has become a respected source of good literature. They don’t adhere to a particular aesthetic; instead, they simply publish what speaks to them most deeply. A number of poems published in Third Wednesday have gone on to be anthologized in American Life in Poetry, a project supported by The Library of Congress and The Poetry Foundation.

Third Wednesday is published four times a year in print. Right now through February 15, they’re accepting poetry submissions. And, they’ll begin accepting fiction submission again in February. Submitting authors can expect a response within one month.

Poets may submit up to three poems in any style. Third Wednesday publishes a wide variety of poetry, from formal to experimental. In February, when fiction submissions open, authors may submit short stories of 1,000 words or fewer (the shorter the better). Authors published in Third Wednesday receive a token payment of $3.

They read submissions blind, which makes Third Wednesday a great place for unpublished authors to submit. Submitting authors should take care to remove any identifying information from their writing.

Third Wednesday accepts submissions online, through Submittable. They don’t accept submissions via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Third Wednesday doesn’t consider submissions that don’t adhere to these submission guidelines. Please read their guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Third Wednesday, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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