the literary magazine of Gardner-Webb University

2016 Contest

RASH AWARD IN POETRY

WINNER

Priscilla Webster-Williams of Durham, North Carolina, for “Occupational Therapy at the TB Sanitarium, 1952”

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lisa Zerkle of Charlotte, North Carolina, for “The Place Where the Answers Are Kept”

John Sibley Williams of Milwaukie, Oregon, for “That Is the Light”

OTHER FINALISTS

Justin Alley of San Mateo, California, for “The Nightmare and Her Nine Foals”

Phillip Arnold of New Albany, Ohio, for “Brushy Fork Sequence”

Milton Bates of Marquette, Michigan, for “Defiance”

Barbara Brannon of Lubbock, Texas, for “The Rock Chip”

John Brantingham of Claremont, California, for “The Novelty of Water”

Julie Cyr of Sharon, New Hampshire, for “The Hybrid of Luther Burbank”

Laura Foley of South Pomfret, Vermont, for “Message from the Beyond”

D.G. Geis of Houston, Texas, for “Cenotaph”

Leonard Kress of Bloomingdale, New Jersey, for “Jeep”

Richard Lebovitz of Roswell, Georgia, for “Roots”

Wulf Losee of San Francisco, California, for “The Slow Machinist”

Kevin McDaniel of Pulaski, Virginia, for “On Looking at Polaroids”

Jed Myers of Seattle, Washington, for “What You Sought”

Maureen Sherbondy of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Sadness”

Matthew Spireng of Kingston, New York, for “Friends”

Jo Barbara Taylor of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “Rubaiyat, Misplaced in the Stacks”

Leslie Williams of Boston, Massachusetts, for “Vanishing Lake”

 

RASH AWARD IN FICTION

WINNER

Linda Heuring of Carpentersville, Illinois, for “Red Light, Green Light”

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Stephany L.N. Davis of Leicester, North Carolina, for “The Seahorse”

Daniel Nowell of Carrboro, North Carolina, for “The Value of a Dollar”

OTHER FINALISTS

Heather Adams of Raleigh, North Carolina, for “The Ghost of Charlton Street”

Nancy Brock of Columbia, South Carolina, for “Cotton”

Carol Roan of Winston Salem, North Carolina, for “Porch Talk”

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