UTC English Creative Writing Awards

The English Department is pleased to invite submissions to the following annual writing awards and scholarships. Students can be freshmen, sophomores or juniors as undergraduates. Graduate students cannot be in their final semester. The winner in each category will be announced at the annual English Department Banquet, held each Spring.


The Creative Nonfiction Award

Only undergraduate or graduate students at UTC are eligible to participate. Entries should be a work of nonfiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Use a 12-point standard font (Times, Times New Roman, etc.), black ink, and at least one inch margins, saved as a PDF file.


The Ken Smith Fiction Award

Only undergraduate or graduate students at UTC are eligible to participate. Entries should be a work of fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words. All entries must be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Use a 12-point standard font
(Times, Times New Roman, etc.), black ink, and at least one inch margins, saved as a PDF file.


The Authors and Artists Scholarship in Creative Writing

LETTER OF INTEREST: Please email as an attachment with a signature and date a letter of about 500 words discussing your interest in pursuing creative writing and describing the extent of your financial need. Preferences will be given to those whose letters reflect their intellectual curiosity and passions, and not merely their professional goals. Then again, you might describe the kinds of courses, texts, or intellectual problems that inspire you to do your best work and explain what it is about them that so engages you. In describing your financial need, be sure to emphasize the sort of contributing factors that might not be apparent to the English Department Scholarships Committee from a glance at your financial aid records and to be as specific as possible in describing how a scholarship award would encourage or advance your scholarly development.

ENTRIES: Submissions should be 5 pages of poetry or prose, saved as a PDF file.


The Thelma Styles Igou Poetry Scholarship

To be awarded to students who have been accepted for admission or are enrolled at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The student given this Award shall have demonstrated excellence in the writing of poetry. All other qualifications and considerations being equal, it is the Donor’s preference that consideration for these awards be given to students demonstrating financial need.

 

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