Voices Israel Poetry

Group of Poets in English

The 29th Annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition

Submission Period

Entries must be received during the period 15th July, 2018 to 3rd October 2018


First prize $500, second prize $150, third prize $50.

Ten honorable mentions are awarded. 

Prizewinners and all honorable mentions will be published in the Voices Israel 2019 Poetry Anthology.


Entries will be assessed anonymously by three judges:

Peter Thabit Jones - award winning Welsh poet

Marc Radzyner of Israel - last years first prize winner

Iris Dan of Israel - last year's honorable mention winner

Entry Fees

US$6.00 for 1 poem

US$12.00 for 3 poems

US$18.00 for 6 poems.

Requirements for Entries

Anyone, anywhere may submit.


Line limit per poem: 41 lines, including any stanza breaks, dedication, epigraph, etc., but not including the title.

Poems must be in English and previously unpublished (no print publication and no online publication with the exception of the monthly Voices Israel newsletter.)

Poems are judged without the poets’ names.  Make sure that your name appears only on the Submission page, not anywhere in the file you send or in the file's name. 

We retain a non-exclusive right to publish and republish the winning poems and honorable mentions in all media, while the poet retains copyright and can also republish after the winners are announced.

Submission Procedure

This year all poems must be submitted and entry fees paid via Submittable. Click the button below to submit.

                                    S U B M I T  

Poets having difficulty using Submittable should contact Mark Levinson at [email protected]

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