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2010 Contest

The Broad River Review and Gardner-Webb University are proud to announce the winners of the inaugural (2010) Ron Rash Awards for Fiction and Poetry.

Christine Bates of Winterville, North Carolina, won for her short story “The Night I Killed the Devil.”

Sarah Gordon of Athens, Georgia, won for her poem “Apertures: Andalusia.”

Both winners receive $500, publication in the 2011 volume of the Broad River Review, and an invitation to share the stage with Ron Rash at the upcoming Ron Rash Festival in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The festival is the first event of a new, biennial Southern Appalachian Culture Series sponsored by Gardner-Webb University.

George Singleton of Easly, South Carolina and Keith Flynn of Asheville, North Carolina, served as judges for the fiction and poetry contests, respectively.

A full list of winners and finalists follows.

 

The Rash Award in Fiction, 2010

Winner

Christine Bates of Winterville, North Carolina, for “The Night I Killed the Devil”

Finalists

Ben E. Campbell of Pearisbug, Virginia, for “Fool’s Gold”

Casey Clabough of Appomattox, Virginia, for “The Skeleton Woman”

Erica Plouffe Lazure of Exeter, New Hampshire for “Marchers”

Thomas Rain Crowe of Cullowhee, North Carolina, for “Back Porch Blues”

Thomas McConnell of Spartanburg, South Carolina, for “The Diggers”

Steve Mitchell of Winston Salem, North Carolina, for “The Naming of Ghosts”

Jan B. Parker of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, for “Mayme”

Jon Sealy of Glen Allen, Virginia, for “Why We Shop at Wal-Mart at Midnight”

Robert Wallace of Durham, North Carolina, for “I Demand to Know When You’re Coming Home”

 

The Rash Award in Poetry, 2010

Winner

Sarah Gordon of Athens, Georgia, for “Apertures: Andalusia”

Finalists

Kathy Ackerman of Tryon, North Carolina, for “Belladonna’s Designer Wigs, Etc.”

Peter Bergquist of Los Angeles, California, for “Gristle on the Bone”

Catherine Carter of Cullowhee, North Carolina, for “Occult Bat Encounters”

Jessie Carty of Charlotte, North Carolina, for “Hoarders”

Don Colburn of Portland, Oregon, for “Whoever Broke into My Car at the Trailhead”

Thomas Rain Crowe of Cullowhee, North Carolina, for “Newgrange”

Jane Hicks of Blountville, Tennessee, for “Glitter” and “The Color of Loss”

Ellaraine Lockie of Sunnyvale, California, for “Offerings to the Green Gods”

Laura Lomax of Greensboro, North Carolina, for “Pelicans at Prayer”

Marsha Mathews of Dalton, Georgia, for “Pastor Visits Parishioner”

Valerie Nieman of Greensboro, North Carolina, for “No More Haints”

Grace C. Ocasio of Charlotte, North Carolina, for “Ruth, the Moabitess” and “Stralande”

Kristen Rembold of Charlottesville, Virginia, for “Insomnia” and “The Call”

Maureen Sherbondy of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Rapunzel at the Beach”

Jeff Williams of Goldsboro, North Carolina, for “Reconstructing the Whale”

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