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2011 Contest

The Broad River Review and Gardner-Webb University are proud to announce the winners of the Rash Awards in Fiction and Poetry.

Marylee MacDonald of Tempe, Arizona, won The Rash Award in Fiction for her short story, “Tea and Sugar.”

Celisa Steele of Carrboro, North Carolina, won the Rash Award in Poetry for her poem, “To a Son on the Verge of Divorce.”

Both winners receive $500 and publication in the 2012 volume of the Broad River Review.

Marsha Mathews of Dalton, Georgia, and D.E. Lee of Jacksonville, Florida, received Honorable Mentions in Fiction.

Alice Osborn of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Natasha Hays of Forest City, North Carolina, received Honorable Mentions in Poetry.

Silas House of Berea, Kentucky, and Cathy Smith Bowers of Asheville, North Carolina, served as judges for the fiction and poetry contests, respectively.

The next entry period for The Rash Awards will begin on August 1, 2012, and conclude on November 15, 2012. Full contest rules will be available in early summer at broadriverreview.org.

A full list of winners and finalists follows.

 

The Rash Award in Fiction, 2011

Winner

Marylee MacDonald of Tempe, Arizona, for “Tea and Sugar”

Honorable Mention

Marsha Mathews of Dalton, Georgia, for “More Than a Mess of Greens”

D.E. Lee of Jacksonville, Florida, for “The Eggs”

Finalists

Blonnie Bunn Wyche of Wilmington, North Carolina, for “Distinctly I Remember”

James Breeden of Durham, North Carolina, for “A Ticket to Paradise”

Stephanie Whetstone of Durham, North Carolina, for “Things of That Nature”

Jessica Pitchford of Wayne, Nebraska, for “This Is Chicken Country”

Tamra Wilson of Newton, North Carolina, for “Strongheart”

Ben E. Campbell of Pearisburg, Virginia, for “Cornstalk”

 

The Rash Award in Poetry, 2011

Winner

Celisa Steele of Carrboro, North Carolina, for “To a Son on the Verge of Divorce”

Honorable Mention

Alice Osborn of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Early”

Natasha Hays of Forest City, North Carolina, “When My Father Fell”

Finalists

Peter Bergquist of Los Angeles, California, for “The Easy Winter”

Mary Elizabeth Parker of Greensboro, North Carolina, for “Odalisque”

Jeff Williams of Goldsboro, North Carolina, for “Distant as Laredo”

Thomas Rain Crowe of Cullowheee, North Carolina, for “Fall in Big Cataloochee Valley 2010 / an Ecology”

Sarah Merrow of Baltimore, Maryland, for “Autumn Rot”

Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow of Gilbert, Arizona, for “Elk in the Night”

Sara Davis of Monaca, Pennsylvania, for “Leeward”

Jo Barbara Taylor of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Mettle”

Julie Stuckey of Pawling, New York, for “For Lew”

Jane Hicks of Blountville, Tennessee, for “Close Order”

Laura D. Weeks of Portland, Oregon, for “What Bones Want”

W.F. Lantry of Silver Spring, Maryland, for “Mendelssohn”

Vicki Wilke of Clarkston, Michigan, for “Eleanor”

Joshua D. Miner of Iowa City, Iowa, for “American Nimbus”

Salita S. Bryant, of New York, New York, for “The Memory of Forgetting”

Jan Bottiglieri of Schaumburg, Illinois, for “Migratory”

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