the literary magazine of Gardner-Webb University


Broad River Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Rash Awards in Poetry and Fiction.  First-place winners will be announced in the next few days.  Congratulations to all of our finalists!


Kathy Ackerman of Tryon, North Carolina, for “April 19, 1906”
KB Ballentine of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, for “The Color of Longing”
Tina Barr, of Black Mountain, North Carolina, for “White Light”
Milton Bates of Marquette, Michigan, for “Payback”
Sharon Charde of Lakeville, Connecticut, for “Fiftieth Anniversary”
Michael Collins of Mamaroneck, New York, for “After High Tide”
Barbara Conrad of Charlotte, North Carolina, for “Sunset at Six Stories”
Terri Kirby Erickson of Lewisville, North Carolina, for “Pixie Cut”
Kevin Griffin of Plymouth, Michigan, for “Scream”
Patricia Hamilton of Jackson, Tennessee, for “Hard Facts”
Esther Johnson of Roanoke, Virginia, for “Spaghetti”
Janet Joyner of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for “Ma Caulder”
Kathleen Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia, for “A Brace of Weeping Women”
Sarah Merrow of Baltimore, Maryland, for “Night Creature”
Jed Myers of Seattle, Washington, for “Morphed a Little”
Alice Osborn of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Cooper River Bridge”
Richard King Perkins II of Crystal Lake, Illinois, for “Basaltic Grains”
Matthew Spireng of Kingston, New York, for “Colony”
Kory Wells of Murphreesboro, Tennessee, for “Those Who Wish to Sing Always Find a Song”
Harold Whit Williams of Austin, Texas, for “Born Again Homecoming”
Barry Yeoman of London, Ohio, for “Morning Thunderstorm in Small Town America”


Mike Bell of Ramsey, New Jersey, for “Lesson Plan”
Wesley Browne of Richmond, Kentucky, for “What’s True”
Rupert Fike of Clarkston, Georgia, for “Tracy Takes His Walk”
Linda Heuring of Carpentersville, Illinois, for “Breaking Point”
Darlena Moore of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “What It All Comes Down To”
BettyJoyce Nash of Charlottesville, Virginia, for “Geronimo”
Laura Zink of Oakland, California, for “Stopping Short”
Adam Padgett, for “Useful Things”
Andrew Siegrist of New Orleans, Louisiana, for “Something Like Thunder”




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