2024 Rash Award in Fiction and Poetry

The Broad River Review invites submissions to the 2024 Rash Awards in Fiction and Poetry.

Jaki Shelton Green, the Poet Laureate of North Carolina, will serve as poetry judge, while Joanna Pearson will serve as the fiction judge.

Entries will be accepted from February 1 through April 15, 2024.

The full contest rules and submission portal are linked below.

Beginning February 1, 2024, the Broad River Review will also be reading general submissions. The general submission window closes on April 1, 2024.


What are the Rash Awards?

In 2010, the Broad River Review began two new contests, called the Rash Awards, named in honor of Ron Rash, a 1976 graduate of Gardner-Webb University.  Rash’s first published work appeared in the pages of this literary review (a poem, “Last Night’s Ride” and a story, “Turtle Meat”).  Rash grew up in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, home to Gardner-Webb University, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Gardner-Webb and Clemson universities, respectively.