Ends on January 15, 2019

$3.00 USD


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We consider UNPUBLISHED works, only.
Once submitted, works cannot be withdrawn or revised.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