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Graduate Writing Awards

The Writing Program administers three graduate writing awards: the Nordan-Kinder Prize for Fiction, the Graduate Nonfiction Award, and the Jean Meyer Aloe Graduate Poetry Award. Scroll down for award guidelines.  See the Award Winners page for previous prize recipients.

The Nordan-Kinder Award in Fiction 

Prizes totaling $600 will be awarded for a first, second, and third place short story or novel chapter written by a currently enrolled University of Pittsburgh MFA student.  One entry per student. Judged by Craig Bernier. 

The Graduate Nonfiction Award

Prizes totaling $200 will be awarded for a first, second, and third place nonfiction manuscript written by a current Pitt MFA student. One entry per student. Judged by Brian Broome. 

The Jean Meyer Aloe Graduate Poetry Award 

A $100 prize plus a $50 membership from the Academy of American Poets will be awarded for a poem by a currently enrolled Pitt graduate student. Students may enter up to three poems. Judged by Jonathan Moody. 

The deadline for all awards is March 13

Submit all work electronically at:  

https://pittwritingcontests.submittable.com/submit 

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

Winners will be announced at the Creative Writing Awards ceremony in April 2018 and their names posted on the English Department website. 

 

Revised 04/18/2018
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