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

The Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Fiction is given to the author of the best short story 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 undergraduates who have enrolled in an IUPUI creative writing course during past 18 months. Applicants may not have an advanced degree in English or Creative Writing and may not have published fiction in a national circulated magazine nor have a previously published book. Please submit only one (1) short story. Works submitted for the Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award in Fiction should not derive from the author’s real-world experiences and may not also be submitted for the Creative Nonfiction Awards. Please do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.

Recipients of the Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Fiction 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
02/01/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Pitts Fiction
    • Are you crrently 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 fiction in a magazine or book?
    • Please submit only one short story. Works submitted for the Pitts Fiction Award should not derive from the author’s real-world experiences and may not also be submitted for the Creative Nonfiction awards.
  2. Confirm that the piece you are submitting qualifies for the award after reading the guidelines. (No poems should be submitted for this award)