YPS is partnering with NCSY for the first every Prayer Slam, to be hosted at Lincoln Square Synagogue on March 1, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm. The event will feature a reading by guest judge and good friend to YPS Yehoshua November.
The results are in! The Jewish Literary Journal has published the winners of its first ever International High School Poetry Competition. Seven poets - all participants in Yeshiva Poetry Society slams - were chosen to have their work included.
It's a nice collection of poems. Check them out here:
The Yeshiva Poetry Society and the Jewish Literary Journal are proud to announce their first international high school poetry competition!
All submissions must be Jewish in nature. Although the concept of “Jewish” is a broad and vague one, leaving this term undefined will allow for the largest breadth of material to qualify for publication. However, final say of what falls under the category of “Jewish” will remain under the purview of the competition staff.
- There is no limit on structure, form, or content, aside from being related to Judaism or the Jewish experience
- Maximum of two poems per person
- Both poems should not be over 5 pages in total
- Only one submission per person
- Each poem must be the submitter's original work
- Previously published work is allowed
How to Submit
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, attached as a Word (.doc, .docx) document.
The subject line must state the name of the author/submitter and "High School Poetry Contest" (e.g. John Smith, High School Poetry Contest).
The body of email should state the name, grade, high-school, high-school city, and means of contact of the submitting poet.