This award is for the best short story written in W206: Introduction to Creative Writing or W207: Introduction to Fiction Writing from the past year (last spring, summer, or fall semester). This award is given in memory of Eric Sharp, a former IUPUI student. For the Gateway Fiction Award, students may submit one story. Students may revise and edit their work before submitting it. Works submitted for the Gateway Fiction Award should not derive from the author’s real-life experiences and cannot also be submitted for the Creative Nonfiction Award. Do not put your name on any submitted manuscript.
The number, amount, and recipient 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. The judge selected may not have taught at IUPUI in the year prior to judging the contest. Judging criteria will be maintained within the English Department.