The Voices Israel Group of Poets

in English

Voices Israel 2020 Anthology - Volume 46

There is no fee for submitting poems to the Anthology.  The submission period opened on December 15th, 2019 and ran through March 15, 2020. The Anthology is now closed for submissions.

Paid up members of Voices Israel will receive a copy of the anthology once it comes out, whether they are published or not, shipping fees included. Extra copies for members of Voices Israel are NIS 40 (US$20) each, shipping inclusive. Non-members may order copies for NIS 50 (US$25) each, shipping inclusive.

Please send orders, whether from non-members or from members for extra copies, to our Treasurer, Chanita Millman, 15 Shachar St., Beit Hakerem, 9626323 Jerusalem, ISRAEL; or by email to prefer payment by bank transfer but also accept checks. Full payment details are at the bottom of our Join Voices page.  Thank you.


Submissions for the Anthology are accepted from December 15th through March 15th of the following year. The editorial board then reviews all submissions, makes its decisions, and sends notices out to contributors. The anthology is usually printed by early October, and distributed to paid-up Voices Israel members and others who have ordered and paid for copies. Copyright for individual poems is retained by the author of each poem. Copyright for the anthology belongs to Voices Israel Group of Poets in English.

How to Submit

Poems must be submitted using the Voices Israel Online Submission Manager, powered by Submittable. This is the only way to submit your poems. Email submissions to any of our team will not be considered.

There is no fee for submitting poems for publication in our Anthology. 

  • We have streamlined and partially automated the submission and judging procedure. Therefore, even if you are a
          long-time contributor, you MUST read the full Guidelines at the top of the submission form on the Submittable page.

  • The poems or translations submitted must have been written by the submitter. You cannot enter a poem or translation by
          somebody else. 

  • You may submit a maximum of 3 poems on any subject. Poems should not exceed 40 lines including stanza breaks but not including title. 

  • Important! Please note that poems must be submitted one by one on Submittable, each poem in a separate submission.
          Please do not try to submit 2 or 3 poems at once.

  • Poems must be submitted by typing or copying them into the space provided in the online form. We no longer accept uploaded files.

  • Poems should be previously unpublished. However poems that have been included in the monthly Voices Israel Poetry Page attached to
          the newsletter or were written at Voices workshops and published in the resulting chapbook of the workshop and/or on the Voices website
          are not considered "published" for the purposes of the Anthology and will be considered.

  • Translations of living poets' poems are acceptable as long as the translations have not been previously published. If you, the translator, did
          not author the original poem, you must have the poet's permission to enter your translation. In that case your bio should make it clear
         that you are the translator and who the poet is.
     The bio should be mainly about you since you are the author of the translation.

  • Fancy or unconventional formatting is not encouraged.

  • Judging is anonymous and the poems will be forwarded to the editorial board without names.

  • No revisions of poems will be accepted after submission!

Here's a PDF flyer with this information, that you can save for viewing locally, and send to anyone potentially interested.