Delta Literary Arts Society Launches Poetry Contest

The Delta Literary Arts Society (DLAS) is launching its first poetry contest where everyone from literary novices to professionals is invited to throw their hats into the ring.

“We are thrilled to provide a forum for local writers to share their work,” said Diana Calliou, DLAS Treasurer and author of the poetry book Garden of Mystery. “We hope all writers will consider submitting as we look forward to reading all of the poems.”

DLAS will award cash prizes to first ($100), second ($75) and third ($50) with three honorable mentions. The six winners will be published on the DLAS website and its annual anthology, By the Mouth of the River.

The contest judge will be poet and longtime Delta resident Barbara Baydala. A graduate of SFU Writer’s Studio, Baydala’s writing has appeared in places such as Emerge 2013, CV2, The Haro, and Geist where she won the 11th Annual Literary Postcard Contest.

Visit the DLAS website https://dlas.ca/ or Facebook page for submission details and contest guidelines. The final competition deadline will be April 1, 2022.

Submit the poem, along with a cover letter to [email protected] Submission fee is $10 for DLAS members; $20 for non-members. The Paypal link is on the site. One poem per entry.

To become a member, volunteer, or for more information, you can email DLAS at [email protected]

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