About 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.

The Broad River Review will be reading Rash Award contest entries from February 1 – April 15, 2021. Winners of each contest receive a $500 first prize and publication in Volume 53, which will appear in the Fall of 2021. All contest submissions will be considered for publication. Judges for the 2019 Rash Awards are Crystal Wilkinson (fiction) and (poetry).

For addition details about the Rash Awards, please see the Contest Rules.

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