Voices Israel Annual Anthology
The Voices Israel Group of Poets in English publishes an annual anthology of poetry. Submissions are accepted from Voices Israel members and non-members alike. There is no fee for submitting poems to the anthology. Paid up members of Voices Israel will receive one print copy of the anthology once it comes out, at no additional cost, shipping fees included. whether or not any of their poems have been published in it. Extra copies for members of Voices Israel are NIS 40 (US$20) each, shipping included. Contributors who are non-members, and the general public, may order copies for NIS 50 (US$ 25) each, shipping included.
Submitting to the Anthology
As a general rule, submissions for the Voices Israel anthology are accepted from mid-December of the preceding year to mid-March of the year of the anthology. (The submission period for the 2022 anthology opened a month later than usual, in order not to overlap the judging period of the Reuben Rose competition whose submission period was extended; it ran from January 15th to April 30th 2022).
The editorial board then reviews all submissions, makes selections and sends out notices. The anthology is usually printed by October 1st or earlier and distributed to paid-up Voices Israel members and others who have ordered and paid for a copy.
Anyone, anywhere, is welcome to submit a maximum of three poems to the anthology. Poems should not exceed 40 lines, including stanza breaks but not including title.
We only accept unpublished poems. Poems that have appeared only in the Voices Israel newsletter poetry section or were written at Voices Israel workshops and included in workshop chapbooks distributed only to Voices members are considered unpublished.
Translations of living poets' poems are acceptable as
long as the translations have not been previously published. The translator
must have the permission of the poet if it is not the same person.
Fancy or unconventional formatting is not encouraged.
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.
Full instructions for submitting poems, and a button to submit your poems once the submission period starts, are on the Submitting to the Anthology page. In order to speed up and simplify the process, we changed some of the procedures starting from the 2020 anthology; so even if you think you know the rules, you MUST read carefully the guidelines on the Submissions page!
Ordering the Anthology
- One copy of the Anthology is included in your annual membership.
- Extra copies for members of Voices Israel are NIS 40 (price outside Israel: US$20) each,
- Contributors who are non-members, and the general public, may order copies for NIS 50
(price outside Israel: US$ 25) each, shipping inclusive.
Buying via PayPal
To take advantage of this option, you will need a PayPal account - if you don't have one, sign up at www.paypal.com. It's free to sign up and they don't take a fee from you for making payments. You can choose to pay from money deposited in your PayPal account, or to have PayPal debit your credit card.
Paypal reports that the transaction was made by the PayPal account holder. So if you order via an account in someone else's name (e.g. a relative's account), please send an email to our Treasurer, Chanita (email@example.com) and let her know the name of the owner of the PayPal account you used, so that she can match the payment up with your order. If you are not a Voices member, or if you are, but have changed your address since last reporting it to us, you must email our Treasurer giving her the address to send the Anthology to.
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Paying by check
Please make the check out to Voices Israel and send it with a cover letter stating how many copies you are ordering, where to send them (name and address), and whether or not you are a Voices Israel member, to our Treasurer:
Paying by bank transfer
Bank Discount - bank No.11, Branch 159.Account Number: 6624199 in the name of Kolot Israel (our name in Hebrew: Kolot means Voices).