Voices Israel announces the 23rd annual Reuben Rose Poetry Competition


Judges: Kenneth Salzmann of USA, poet, reporter, editor, co-author of award winning CHILD OF MY CHILD grandparenting Anthology, Yakov Azriel, last year’s first prize winner and Dina Yehuda, last year’s third prize winner.

First prize - $500, second prize - $150, third prize - $50. Ten honorable mentions. Prizewinners and all honorable mentions will be published in the Voices Israel 2013 Poetry Anthology.

The competition is general and not necessarily on Jewish or Israeli subjects.

Challenging, humorous and/or curious poetry is welcome.

Poems must be unpublished, no more than 40 lines, including stanza breaks but should not including title.

Poems are judged anonymously

Submission period: Competition poems must be received during the period June 1st. 2012 - September 30th. 2012.

Cost: Voices Israel members: US$5.00 for one poem, $10 for 3 poems, $15 for 6 poems. Non members: US$6.00 for one poem, $12 for 3 poems, $18 for 6 poems.

Submission by email only

Payment by PayPal or check

Full guidelines and submission details at

Helen Bar-Lev, artist, poet

Senior Editor,
Cyclamens and Swords Publishing

Voices Israel Group of Poets in English

Contributing editor and global correspondent,
SKETCHBOOK: A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms

International Senior Poet Laureate, 2009
Amy Kitchener Foundation









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