The Voices Israel Group of Poets

in English

Submitting to the Voices Israel Anthology 

For general information about our Anthology, please see the top-level Anthology page.  For how to buy the Anthology, see the Buying the Anthology page.

The current volume (2021, Volume 47) was distributed in late August 2021. Paid-up members of Voices Israel are sent a copy of the Anthology whether they are published in it or not, as part of their membership, shipping included.   

Please note:  the submission period for the 2022 Anthology opened on January 15th, 2022 and ran until April 30th, 2022 inclusive. The Anthology is now closed for submissions.


Submissions for the Anthology are usually accepted from December 15th through March 15th of the following year.  (The 2022 Anthology submission period was delayed for one month to accommodate the later-than-usual extension of the submission period for the Reuben Rose Prize).  The editorial board then reviews all submissions, makes its decisions, and sends notices out to contributors. The anthology is usually printed by early September, 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

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

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. 

The button for submitting via Submittable appears at the end of this page - it will only connect to the submission form during the submission period. Before clicking on that button please read the following guidelines and instructions.

  • 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 two or three 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.