Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award

Mizmor L'David Anthology

The 2018 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award is now open for submissions. You are invited to visit the specific guidelines and submit as noted; Submissions to the 2018 Mizmor' L'David Anthology will be open June 1st, 2018 and will be released as pdf. file on our website October -November 2018 (no restrictions on the number of submissions and the number of works by a single poet). Editors are considering featured poet per edition - TBD).

Please note our new mailing address:
Poetica Publishing
5215 Colley Avenue #138
Norfolk, VA 23508

Thank you / The Editors


The Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards on the Jewish experience were established by Nedda Fratkin, Marvin Rosenberg and Violet Ginsburg in memory of their mother, Anna Rosenberg, née Davidson in 1987. The contest is open to all writers exploring the Jewish experience (irrespective of author's ethnicity or religious affiliation).

All entrants retain the copyright rights that they have in the poems they submit, but by participating in this contest and submitting poems, all winners grant Poetica Publishing the right, license, and ability to use and publish all winning poems (in complete form or in excerpted form) on Poetica Publishing web site, on other Web sites, in other media, and in print editions/anthology.

2017 winners: visit the website


 $250.00 - First Place
 $150.00 - Second Place
 $150.00 - Third Place
 $75.00 - Up to Ten Honorable Mention
 $18.00 - Finalists

The winning poems will be published on our website.

Final Judge:
Yiskah Rosenfeld  holds an MFA in poetry from Mills College and an MA in jurisprudence and social policy from UC Berkeley. While studying at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she taught Jewish literature at Temple University. Along with receiving the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Prize in 2010, Yiskah was awarded the Reuben Rose Memorial Prize in Israel. (full BIO on our website)

Selecting committee:
Daniel Pravda
Michal Mahgerefteh
David King

January 15, 2019


We accept submissions via SUBMITTABLE, only.
Please submit ONE poem in a single submission
and up to FIVE poems per writer. 

*Judging is done anonymously, please do not
include cover letter, biographical information,
or introduction to the work

A committee of three to five award-winning poets will
review the submissions and will advise the writers if
their work has been selected for the final judging process.

Final selection of winners by May 2019.

We consider UNPUBLISHED works, only.
Once submitted, works cannot be withdrawn or revised.
Submissions by mail/email - will not be acknowledged.
Do not change titles of published or award-winning works
and submit to the contest. 

Please do not include introduction
to the work or BIO information. 

Each Submission:

Time New Roman #12
One page / Up to 36 lines
No underlines / graphics
Single space - please
No contact information
Black color fonts - only
Poems must be titled

Award Committee  


We consider original-unpublished works by Jewish and non-Jewish writers alike. We are interested in works that have the courage to acknowledge, challenge, and celebrate modern Jewish life, beyond distinctions of secular and sacred. We like accessible works that find fresh meaning in old traditions that recognize the challenges of our generation. We evaluate works on several levels, including its skillful use of craft; its ability to hold interest; and layers of meaning.


Please submit ONE poem in a single submission. We review unlimited number of submissions by a single writer and reply to all within a month. *If you haven't heard from us, please send us a follow-up email to: poeticapublishing@aol.com. Please do not include any contact information with the works, only with the cover letter (optional). We respect pen names...but please submit under your choice of name. We prefer Time New Roman font #12. RTF/DOC files. We favor ONE-PAGE works. No limit on the number of works per poet for this edition. We do not consider previously published works or simultaneous submissions.  

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Mizmor L'David Anthology requires first serial rights. Rights revert to the author upon publication, although Mizmor L'David Anthology expects to be credited when works are republished.

Thank you!   The Editors