Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Poetry

Rebecca E. Pitts Creative Writing Award for Poetry


This award is given to the author of the best poem written by any 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 and is 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 Pitts Fiction Award should not derive from the author’s real-world experiences and may not also be submitted for the Creative Nonfiction awards. Do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.

Recipients of the award 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.

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