Author and teacher-librarian, April Hilland is thrilled to announce that Van Isle Poetry Collective is live and ready to receive submissions from Vancouver Island (and surrounding islands) poets for this fledgling literary journal.

The goal of Van Isle Poetry Collective is to increase the capacity of regional arts by offering an online platform to share and highlight local talent. April Hilland created this journal to acknowledge the unique and diverse characteristics of regional poets.

At this time, Van Isle Poetry Collective is accepting submissions for the Fall/Winter Edition, which will be the very first publication offered by the new literary journal and a framework for an annual Vancouver Island Poetry Contest is also in the works.

To learn more about Van Isle Poetry Collective and how to submit your poetry, visit