Have you been looking for contests and prizes to enter in May? You should look at this list of opportunities closing on or before the 31st of May 2023. Make a mental note to check back as we will be updating the list with more opportunities throughout the month.

Light Contest

LIGHT is seeking entries about the paths to wellness for the public’s health. We invite submissions based on the following prompt:

How might we reflect and reimagine wellness in public health through art, letters, stories, and poetry?

 Prize:$500 top

Deadline: 01/05/2023/

Details: Here

The 9th Singapore Poetry Prize

We are looking for poems that use the word “snail” in imaginative ways. The poems may be on any theme (they do not have to be about snails, although they can be), but they will be judged for the creative use of the word “snail” as much as they will be for overall excellence.

The contest is open to everyone, living anywhere.

Genre: Poetry.

Theme: Open theme

Length: 3 poems max.

Prize: Awards of USD300, 200, and 100 will go to the top three winners.

Deadline: 15/05/2023.

Details: Here

Arc Poetry Magazine

“Arc Poetry Magazine invites artists who live with disability/chronic illness/mental illness and other forms of existence that are impacted by ableism to send us poems, prose, essays, and reviews exploring what it means to be in the world, or your topic of choice.”

Genre: Poetry

Prize: $50 per page.

Deadline: 15/07/2023/

Details: Here 

Berlin lit

Theme:  Open theme

Genre:  Poetry.

Limit:  up to 5 unpublished poems.

Prize:Berlin lit pays contributors 20 euros per poem.

Deadline: 15/05/2023.

Details: here

Jerry Jazz Musician Fiction Contest

Story should pertain to music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America

Genre: Fiction

Length: 1,000-5,000.

Eligibility: Open to all

Entry fee: None.

Prize: $100 and publication.

Deadline: 31/05/2023.

Details: here

Fountain Magazine Essay Contest

“We are constantly bombarded with breaking news, online notifications, unscheduled visits, calls, and so on. What are your distractions? How do you cope with them? How do you remain focused on what really matters?”

Genre : Essay

Length: 1,500-

Eligibility : Open to all.

Entry fee: None.

Prize: 1st Place – $1,000, 2nd Place – $500, 3rd Place – $300, Two Honorable Mentions – $150 each.

Deadline: 31/05/2023.

Details: Here

Eboquills Submission

Our submissions window is currently open. We are eager to read your poems, fiction, and nonfiction; send us your best work, today.

This list was last updated on 8/05/2023