2022 Rash Award Winners in Fiction and Poetry

Maureen Sherbondy of Durham, North Carolina, is the 2022 Rash Award in Fiction winner for her story “Rules of the Rich.”

Stephen Benz of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the 2022 Rash Award in Poetry winner for his poem “Uncle Jerry, Missing in Action.”


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.