Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award

Mizmor Anthology: Poetry and Art 

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 Anthology are now considered (no restrictions on the number of works submitted by a single poet). Editors are considering featured poet per edition - TBD. 

Thank you / The Editors

Welcome Poets;

Our printing company is offering an attractive discount for collections up-to 30 pages total. This offer is for well crafted, edited and ready-to-print manuscripts. Editors and authors design the cover, with author’s choice of art image. Authors retain all rights to their work, this we will be noted in the copyright page. Promotion is offered FREE of charge to our 8+ confirmed subscribers and via social media pages. Interested poets are encouraged to submit a manuscript for a review: 

What to submbit:

25 pages of poetry

poems in order of choice 

title page / introduction page

acknowledgment page 

about the author page

table of contents page 

Current offer: 

there is $100.00 set-up fee

minimum order 25 @ $8.00 per copy

$12.95 suggested retail price 

shipping is additional TBD

no extra fee for reorders 

Optional Services:

ISBN# and bar code $125.00 

proofreading $2.00 per page 

back cover review $30.00 

designing webpage $50.00 

Editors are ready and excited to review your manuscript. 

Questions; poeticapublishing@aol.com 

Thank you,

Michal Mahgerefteh

Managing Editor 

NEW Statement-

We consider original-unpublished works by writers from all parts of the world. We are interested in spiritually engaged poems from a broad range of perspectives. 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.

What the editors are looking for this edition-  

The editors are interested in spiritually engaged poetry and art from a broad range of perspectives; heal, repair, transform the world.   


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.  SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS AND PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WRITING ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED! Our objective is for poets and writers to be widely read, not to monopolize your work. 


Please review the statement for this edition and submit unlimited number of work to be considered for the collection. 

This is eEdition and will be released December 2018 as PDF. file.  We are currently unable to offer payment, whether in the form of complimentary copies or monetary. However, each edition will be available as a PDF file in the "ISSUES" section.  Mizmor Anthology requires first serial rights. Rights revert to the author upon publication, although Mizmor Anthology expects to be credited when works are republished. 

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Thank you!   

Michal Mahgerefteh, Publisher



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.


 $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)

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Fee:  $3.00 per poem


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 with biographical information or introduction to the work.

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. Final selection of winners 05/2019.

Each Submission: 

Time New Roman #12
No underlines / graphics
No contact information
Poems must be titled

Award Committee  

2018 Award and Anthology