6 Top Literary Contest/Competitions for Writers in May 2022

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Are you a writer who wants to compete for top prizes and gain more experience in the literary world? Then apply for these literary competitions. These competitions/contest are open to writers from all over the world so feel free to check them out. Note that this Contest/Competitions each have a specific deadline so, the best time to apply NOW!.


1. Apply for Spectrum: Poetry Celebrating Identity 2022

The Roaring Twenties are off to a troubled start, and although 2022 is a different world in many ways to the beginning of the pandemic – thankfully the majority of us are not in lockdown any more – still fear, concern, ‘culture wars’ are rife, and it feels just as important to keep channelling positive energy into the ether. Following the success of the New Beginnings project in 2021, Spectrum: Poetry Celebrating Identity seeks to provide a poetry platform for those who feel marginalised or ‘othered’.

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2. The Creative Future Writers’ Award 2022

This competition is free to enter. The theme for entries is: How it Started. Your work should respond to the theme, implicitly or explicitly. The theme is a creative prompt, not a requirement.

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3. Apply: Time Travelers Contest 2022

The theme of this contest is “Time travel” – within the scope of physical travel. We chose this theme because it’s broad enough to include all genres and fuel your creativity. Readers will have until 8th June to vote for their favorite stories. The jury will announce the winner on 29th June.

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4. Apply: Inkitt’s Steamy Spring Writing Contest

Say hello to Inkitt’s Steamy Spring Contest, the place to get your steamiest, spiciest novels into the hands of Inkitt’s 3 million active users. Submit your romance, fantasy, or erotica novel for the chance to win a publishing contract, social media spotlights, and an Inkitt certified badge for your story!

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5. Apply: The HerStories Project – Call for Submissions: Coupling and Uncoupling

The HerStories Project — co-founded by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger — began as a blog series about women’s friendship and is now a writing and publishing community for midlife women. We are looking for personal essays about love, marriage, divorce, dating, and being single… at midlife.

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6. Arena Fantasy Magazine Freebie- Deathbed Confessions Competition

Arena Fantasy Magazine is a new writing magazine focusing on fantasy stories. The magazine and E-zine are published four times a year. It has stories from up and coming authors and useful tit-bits of information on growing as a writer.

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