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2012 Contest

The Broad River Review is proud to announce the winners of The Rash Awards in Fiction and Poetry for 2012.

Abigail Lipscomb of Fincastle, Virginia, won The Rash Award for Fiction for her story “Carousel.”

Karen Luke Jackson of Hendersonville, North Carolina, won The Rash Award for Poetry for “A Triptych on the First Anniversary of My Mother’s Death.”

Both winners receive $500 and publication in the 2013 volume of the Broad River Review, which will appear in late April.

Mary Larkin of Sarasota, Florida, and Jacqueline Guidry of Kansas City, Missouri, were cited with Honorable Mentions in Fiction.

William Wright of Marietta, Georgia, and Tim Sherry of Tacoma, Washington, were cited with Honorable Mentions in Poetry.

Jill McCorkle of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Kathryn Stripling Byer of Cullowhee, 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, 2013, and conclude on November 15, 2013. Full contest rules will be available in the summer at broadriverreview.org.

A full list of winners and finalists follows.

The Rash Award in Fiction, 2012

Winner

Abigail Lipscomb of Fincastle, Virginia, for “Carousel”

Honorable Mention

Jacqueline Guidry of Kansas City, Missouri, for “Learning the Flute in La Paz”

Mary Larkin of Sarasota, Florida, for “The Way They Loved”

Finalists

Corey Campbell of Phoenix, Arizona, for “The Neighborhood”

Gregg Cusick of Durham, North Carolina, for “Holiday”

James A. Jordan of Atlanta, Georgia, for “The Fireworks Display”

Saraiya Ruano of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for “Skinwalker”

W. Scott Thomason of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, for “Plywood Jesus”

Michael Welch of Eugene, Oregon, for “New Room”

Scott Winokur of Berkeley, California, for “Privy Digger”

The Rash Award in Poetry, 2012

Winner

Karen Luke Jackson of Hendersonville, North Carolina, for “A Triptych on the First Anniversary of My Mother’s Death”

Honorable Mention

Tim Sherry of Tacoma, Washington, for “Of Fires”

William Wright of Marietta, Georgia, for “Nightmare, Revised”

Finalists

Peter Bergquist of Los Angeles, California, for “Pulled Over Outside Santa Fe”

Catherine Carter of Cullowhee, North Carolina, for “Forty Years Back”

Sharon L. Charde of Lakeville, Connecticut, for “Last Poem”

Deborah H. Doolittle of Jacksonville, North Carolina, for “The Quantum Loon”

Ryan Harper of Princeton, New Jersey, for “A Heartland Neighborhood”

Elizabeth W. Jackson of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Pedaling Back”

Victoria Kelly of Virginia Beach, Virginia, for “Prayers of an American Wife”

Jed A. Myers of Seattle, Washington, for “Sure of What’s Needed”

Mike Nelson of Kalamazoo, Michigan, or “The Resurrection of a Wren”

Kate Lynn Nemett of Baltimore, Maryland, for “Fetal Position” and “Scientia Mortis”

Alice Osborn of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “My Parents’ Wedding Day”

Mary Selph of Austin, Texas, for “Prodigal Father”

Jeffrey Talmadge of Roswell, Georgia, for “Season Finale”Gail Waldstein of Denver, Colorado, for “Stark”

Jo Barbara Taylor of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Hickory Nut Hymn”

Gail Waldstein of Denver, Colorado, for “Stark”

William Wright of Marietta, Georgia, for “Nocturne for Cicada”

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