Calling all poets! The Sparks Literary Festival is pleased to announce the 2023 Sparks Poetry Contest
Please email your very best poems to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 10am on January 19, 2023.>
We are accepting all poetic forms. There is no entry fee.
Winning poets will receive: $250 for first prize, $150 for second prize and $100 for third prize.>
Winners will be announced at the Sparks Festival on January 22, 2023 at 5:10.
The Sparks Poetry Contest is kindly sponsored by Mr. Nick Avis and Browne Fitzgerald Morgan & Avis>
The SPARKS Literary Festival was founded in 2009 by poet and professor Mary Dalton, who served as the festival's director for the first 6 years. Now organized by Memorial's Department of English with ongoing support from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, SPARKS continues to celebrate the literary creations of Newfoundland and Labrador and showcase writers at various stages of their creative lives. It is what Dalton has called a "word spree." The festival also makes available displays of books and journals published in Newfoundland and Labrador and a mini-bookstore featuring works by the authors reading at the festival.