IUPUI-Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Poetry (Liberal Arts)

The Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Poetry is given to the author of the best poem written by a student who has been enrolled in a creative writing course in the last 18 months and who is currently an undergraduate student at IUPUI. This award is given in honor of Professor Emerita Rebecca Pitts who served the Department of English from 1966 to 1976 and made possible by Pauline Bonderman.

Applicants must be current IUPUI undergraduate student who have enrolled in an IUPUI creative writing course during the past 18 months. Applicants may not have an advanced degree in English or Creative Writing and may not have published poetry in a national circulated magazine nor have previously published book. Please submit only one (1) poem. Works submitted for the Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Poetry may not be submitted for the Creative Nonfiction Award. Do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.

Recipients of the Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Poetry will be determined in a blind reading competition by an external judge chosen by English Department faculty in the IU School of Liberal Arts on IUPUI’s campus.

Award
$400
Deadline
02/01/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Pitts Poetry
    • Are you currently enrolled in an IUPUI creative writing course or have been in the past 18 months?
    • Do you have an advanced degree in English or Creative Writing, or have you published poetry in a magazine or book?
    • Please submit only one poem. Do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.
  2. Confirm that the piece you are submitting qualifies for the award after reading the guidelines. (No short stories should be submitted for this award)