Ends on October 1, 2017

$12.00 USD

First prize $500, second prize $150, third prize $50, ten honorable mentions. All prizewinners and honorable mentions will be published in the coming year's Voices Israel poetry anthology.

The competition is sponsored by the Voices Israel Group of Poets in English (http://voicesisrael.com/) but it is open to all.  (You do not need to be a member of the Group.)

Submit original poetry, in English, on any topic. Challenging, humorous, and/or eccentric poetry is welcome, but typographical tricks are discouraged and any illustrations will be discarded.  

Entry fee: $12 for 3 poems. Or submit 1 poem here and pay $6, or submit 6 poems here and pay $18. 

Line limit per poem: 41 lines, including any stanza breaks, dedication, epigraph, etc., but not including the title.

Poems must be unpublished and must remain unpublished until the list of winners is e-mailed to the entrants (target date is December).  Thereafter you may publish and republish as you like; copyright remains with you, and we claim only a non-exclusive license to publish and republish the winning poems and honorable mentions in any form, physical or digital.

Poems are judged without the poets’ names.  The judges’ decision is not subject to appeal.  Make sure that your name appears only on the Submittable page, not anywhere in the file you send or in the file's name.

Questions may be sent to reubenrosepoetrycompetition@gmail.com .

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