Matthew Pitt

Associate Professor
Reed Hall 414B | 817-257-6249


MFA, Creative Writing/Theatre Arts, New York University
BA, Creative Writing, Hampshire College

Courses Taught

Introduction to Drama
Introduction to Creative Writing
Reading as a Writer
Fiction Writing Workshop I
Fiction Writing Workshop II
Studies in Creative Writing

Areas of Focus

Creative Writing
Creative Nonfiction
Dramatic Writing
Gender and Sexuality Studies
20th and 21st century American literature

These Are Our Demands (short fiction collection).

Attention Please Now (short fiction collection). Winner of the Autumn House Fiction Prize.

Best New American Voices (short fiction anthology: Charles Baxter, guest editor). New York: Harcourt, 2001.

“A Damn Sight,” Conjunctions 62: Exile: 281-295 (2014)

“Wanted: Rebel Song,” Oxford American, Issue 63: 146-149 (2008)

“Attention, Please. Now,” The Southern Review, 42.4: 870-882 (2006)

“Where You Get Ahead of Yourself,” Epoch, Issue 60.2: 139-159 (2011)

“These Are Our Demands,” The Cincinnati Review, Issue 7.2: 103-121 (2010)

“A Tribute to Charles Baxter” (Panel Chair), AWP Conference

“A Tribute to Alice Munro” (Panel Chair), AWP Conference

Future of the South Symposium: “The Future of the Gulf Coast,” National Archives, Washington, D.C.

The Southern Festival of Books (panelist and reader), Nashville, TN

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

The Writer’s Center Reading Series, Bethesda, MD

Georgia State University Reading Series, Atlanta, GA

Claridge Visiting Lecturer, Illinois College

  • 2018 William Faulkner Society Prize in Short Fiction, “A Shambles.”
  • 2018 Midwest Book Award, These Are Our Demands
  • TCU English Department Teaching Award, 2013-2014 D.H.
  • Lawrence Fellow, Taos Writers’ Conference
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • The Authors Guild
  • PEN American Center
  • Dramatists Guild
  • Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers
  • Editor of the journal descant
  • Associate Fiction Editor of the journal West Branch (Bucknell University)
  • Chair, Creative Writing Committee (2013-2016)
  • Screening Reader, Bakeless Prize in Fiction (Middlebury College / Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference)
  • Outside Reader, Creative Writing Senior Thesis Projects (Hendrix College)
  • Guest Judge, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Undergraduate Fiction Contest Visiting Writer-in-Residence (multiple colleges)