Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Award in Creative Writing

Rodriguez Award Submission Period: September 13, 2021 - October 1, 2021 

The Aleida Rodriguez Memorial Award in Creative Writing--created in honor of Aleida Rodriguez, who died of breast cancer in 2012--provides financial support for ASU graduate students who want to pursue a career in creative writing. One annual financial award is given to a selected MFA Creative Writing student. Awards alternate each year by genre.

This year’s award is open to 2nd and 3rd year MFA students writing POETRY

If you would like to submit for this year’s award, please do the following:

  • Sign into your ASU Gmail Account
  • Follow the link to the AY 21-22 Rodriguez Memorial Award Submission page
  • Complete the information form provide
  • Upload/Submit ONE poem of ANY length at the bottom of this form
  • The poem can be in Word .docx or .pdf formats
  • The submission deadline is 5:00pm on October 1, 2021.

Contact Creative Writing Program Manager Justin Petropoulos ( for details.

Previous Recipients

2021-2022: Mónica García

2020-2021: Steffi Sin

2019-2020: Maritza Estrada

2018-2019: Warren Glynn

2017-2018: Susan Nguyen

2016-2017: Kathryn Bucolo

2015-2016: Jennifer Conlon

2014-2015: Heath Wilcock (MFA, 2016)

2013-2014: Nathan Slinker (MFA, 2014)


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