Keene Prize for Literature
Available to all currently enrolled UT students, this annual prize in creative writing accepts submissions in fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction prose. The winner receives $50,000, and three runners-up divide another $50,000. Established through an estate gift from UT graduate E.L. Keene, the Keene Prize stands as the most generous student-writing award in the country. Nora Boxer, a recent graduate of our creative writing program, won the prize in 2010.