To enter our contests, you'll need a Submittable account.  If you already have one, you can login with your username and password.  If you don't have one, you can sign up, then follow the instructions to upload your contest entry. This process should take less than five minutes, and it will make it easy for us to read your work and get back to you faster.  

We look forward to reading your work!
Thank you for submitting to The Melissa Difatta Undergraduate Nonfiction Award. A $200 prize will be awarded for a non-fiction manuscript written by a Pitt undergraduate student. One entry per student. Judging for this contest is done blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere on your uploaded file or in your file name. Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names will be posted on the English Department website.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2018

For more information, please contact Andrea Laurion at arl117@pitt.edu or 412-624-6508.

Ends on March 13, 2018
Thank you for submitting to the The 2018 Taube Award in Fiction. Prizes totalling $600 will be awarded for a first, second and third place fiction piece written by a Pitt undergraduate student. Judging for this contest is done blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere on your uploaded file or in your file name. Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names will be posted on the English Department website.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2018

For more information, please contact Andrea Laurion at arl117@pitt.edu or 412-624-6508.

Thank you for submitting to the 2018 Jean Meyer Aloe Undergraduate Poetry Award. The winner will receive $100 plus a $50 membership from the Academy of American Poets. You may submit up to three poems. Judging for this contest is done blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere on your uploaded file or in your file name. Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names will be posted on the English Department website.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2018

For more information, please contact Andrea Laurion at arl117@pitt.edu or 412-624-6508.

Ends on March 13, 2018
Thank you for submitting to the The Nordan-Kinder Award in Fiction, judged by Craig Bernier. Prizes totaling $600 will be awarded for a first, second, and third place fiction piece written by a currently enrolled Pitt graduate student. One entry per student. Judging for this contest is done blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere on your uploaded file or in your file name. Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names will be posted on the English Department website.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2018

For more information, please contact Andrea Laurion: arl117@pitt.edu;  412-624-6508.

Thank you for submitting to the 2018 Jean Meyer Aloe Graduate Poetry Prize, judged by Jonathan Moody. The winner will receive $100 plus a $50 membership from the Academy of American Poets. Pitt graduate students enrolled in a writing course during the 2017/18 academic year may submit up to two poems. Judging for this contest is done blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere on your uploaded file or in your file name. Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names will be posted on the English Department website.

Submission deadline: March 17, 2018

For more information, please contact Andrea Laurion at arl117@pitt.edu or 412-624-6508.

Thank you for submitting to the The Graduate Nonfiction Award. A $200 prize will be awarded for a non-fiction piece written by a currently enrolled Pitt MFA student. One entry per student (4,000 words or fewer). Judging for this contest is done blindly, so please do not include your name anywhere on your uploaded file or in your file name. Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names will be posted on the English Department website.

Submission deadline: March 13, 2018
   
For more information, please contact Andrea Laurion at arl117@pitt.edu or 412-624-6508.