The Rash Awards
Literary Contest Call for Submissions
The Rash Awards have been created in honor of Ron Rash, acclaimed poet, novelist, and short-story writer, who is an alumnus of Gardner-Webb University. Rash's first published work appeared in The Broad River Review, the literary magazine of Gardner-Webb University.
The Rash Awards offer $500 prizes in both fiction and poetry, as well as publication in The Broad River Review. The inaugural winners of the Rash Awards will also be invited to share the reading stage with Ron Rash at the Ron Rash Festival on the campus of Gardner-Webb University on October 2, 2010 (as part of the Southern Appalachian Culture Series). There is a $15 entry fee, which includes one copy of The Broad River Review 2011 and consideration for publication. We consider all works submitted for publication, but only works with entry fees are eligible to win a contest prize. George Singleton will judge the fiction award, while Keith Flynn will judge the poetry award.
Submissions must be postmarked by August 1, 2010 for consideration.
Each poetry submission is restricted to 1-5 poems and no more than 10 PAGES total per submission. Fiction submissions are restricted to one short story between 2,000-5,000 words. All entries must be typed. Writers may submit multiple times in one or both genres, but each submission must include the required $15 (U. S.) entry fee, payable by check or money order to The Broad River Review. Previously published poems and short stories, including web publications, are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if our editors are notified immediately that the work has been accepted elsewhere.
Please send a cover letter with your name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title(s) of your work. Please do NOT include your name on your actual submission. For those entering more than one submission, you may designate a gift copy of The Broad River Review 2011. Please provide the name(s) and address(es) for where you want the journal(s) mailed.
Winning manuscripts will appear in The Broad River Review 2011, which will be published in late spring, and all entrants will receive one copy of The Broad River Review 2011. Manuscripts will not be returned.
Mark envelopes either "Poetry Contest" or "Fiction Contest" and include entry fee.
The Rash Awards
c/o The Broad River Review
P.O. Box 7224
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
For full official contest rules, please visit
www.soappculture.com and click on Rash Awards, or, contact the editors <broadriverreview(at)gardner-webb.edu> (replace (at) with @)