The International Reuben Rose Memorial Poetry CompetitionThis international competition is in memory of Reuben Rose (1921-1989), former Editor and one of the founding members of Voices Israel. Reuben Rose believed in encouraging new poets and helping as many people as possible to enjoy the language of poetry. Together with the request for submissions for the Voices 2009 anthology we are launching our 20th international Reuben Rose Poetry contest.
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About the judging, prizes and other info...
About the judging: Anonymously by
our next judge for the 20th. Reuben Rose Poetry
Contest He is the poet John
B. Lee. In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as
Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity, and was named Honorary Life Member of
The Canadian Poetry Association. He is a recipient of over sixty prestigious
international awards for his writing, including the winner of the $10,000 CBC
Literary Award for Poetry.
Prizes: First Prize US$500; Second Prize US$200; Third Prize US$100; Honorable Mentions.
Notification: Personally, to winners only. The results will be announced by end-November. Results are also published in the Voices Israel monthly Newsletter. Winning poems are collated as a group and distributed with the annual Voices Israel anthology.
A public reading of the poems is
held in Israel at a special evening devoted to poetry.
WORKSHOP: The judge usually visits Israel around year's end, and leads a workshop, held in the center of the country.
Poetry Format & Content:
Poems are judged anonymously; none will be returned. You may enter as many poems as you wish (payment quoted is for each poem!).
Please note that poems arriving after the Closing Date are automatically entered into the next year's contest. Poems are thus never 'lost'.
Deadline: Competition poems must be received by 7th. October, 2009.
15 NIS per poem; US$5.00 per poem; or
3 pounds UK (£) per poem; or 4 Euros (€) per poem.
Receipt of your poems is acknowledged if accompanied by S.A.S.E. or three stamped IRCs.
(please make checks payable to Voices Israel).
Please note that you are encouraged to enter four poems for our annual
anthology. The same poems may be entered for both the poetry competition
and the Annual Anthology.