Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award 

Annual Deadline: Janaury 15

Mizmor Poetry Anthology 

Annual Deadline: August 15

You are invited to visit the specific guidelines and submit as noted. 

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.

Awards and certificates will be distributed May 2020.

Special print edition will be published September 2020.

The winning poems will be published on our website.


  $250.00 - First Place

  $150.00 - Second Place

  $150.00 - Third Place

  $75.00 - Up to Ten Honorable Mention

  $18.00 - Finalists

Final Judge:  Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1955. He received a BA from Southern Methodist University in 1977, after which he taught English at the high school level for ten years. He received an MFA from Vermont College in 1990. Seibles is the author of several poetry collections, including One Turn Around the Sun (Etruscan Press, 2017), Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award; Buffalo Head Solos (Cleveland State University Press, 2004); and Body Moves (Corona Press, 1988). In 2016 Seibles was selected as the poet laureate of Virginia. He has also received the Open Voice Award, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Seibles has served as a professor at Old Dominion University for over twenty years. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

DEADLINE: 01/15/2020

Fee:  $3.00 per poem


We accept submissions via SUBMITTABLE, only. Please submit ONE poem in a single submission (unlimited submissions). 

*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We consider UNPUBLISHED works, only.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 03/2020.

Each Submission: 

Time New Roman #12

Up-to 40 line poems

No underlines / graphics 

No contact information

Poems must be titled


Award Committee  


 We Publish Only Poetry. Please read the following guidelines carefully and in their entirety.

Disregarding our guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.


We consider original-unpublished works by writers from all parts of the world. For this special edition, we are interested in poems reflecting on the spiritual connection between human beings, nature and the environment.  This edition will be published in print and each contributor will receive one free copy with option to purchase additional copies. If needed, please up-date your contact information on SUBMITTABLE with current mailing address and phone number. 2020 Mizmor Anthology claims First North American Serial Rights, with rights reverting back to the author upon publication. We kindly ask that if the work is reprinted in a full collection or anthology it is credited as first appearing in Mizmor Anthology.

--Up-to 40 line poems (please count before submitting).

--Submit ONE poem in a single submission. 

--Use Time New Roman #11 - Include 45 word-count BIO.

--This is edition will be released November 2020.  

-- We do not consider translations.

--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 check your SPAM folder for important messages.

Thank you! The Editors


Poetica Publishing