Upcoming projected:

The 2017 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award is currently open for submissions, visit the specific guidelines and submit as noted; The 2017 Mizmor' L'Anthology is closed for submissions and will be available in print,
late December 2017. The 2018 edition will be open for submissions in February.

We are grateful for all the support by submitting and purchasing print copies.

Please note our new mailing address:

Poetica Publishing
5215 Colley Avenue #138
Norfolk, VA 23508

Thank you / The Editors

Ends on January 10, 2018$3.00

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 Magazine the right, license, and ability to use and publish all winning poems (in complete form or in excerpted form) on Poetica Magazine web site, on other Web sites, in other media, and in print editions/anthology.

2016 winners: visit the website


  $250.00 - First Place
  $150.00 - Second Place
  $150.00 - Third Place
  $75.00 - Up to Ten Honorable Mention
  $36.00 - Finalists

The winning poems will be published on our website and will be published in a special print
edition. Winners will receive one free copy with an option to purchase additional copies.

Final Judge:

Daniel L. Pravda

Selecting committee: TBA

January 10, 2018


We accept submissions via SUBMITTABLE, only. Please include only one poem per 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. Notification to each entry will be done within a month of submission. Final selection of winners by mid-March 2018.

We consider UNPUBLISHED works, only.
Once submitted, works cannot be withdrawn or revised.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

Michal Mahgerefteh, Award-Chair