The current issue of Gardner-Webb University’s annual The Broad River Review features a number of award winners.
In 2010, The Broad River Review began The Rash Awards, named in honor of Ron Rash, a 1976 graduate of Gardner-Webb University. Sarah Gordon was the selected winner in poetry for “Apertures: Andalusia” and Christine Bates the winner in fiction for “The Night I Killed the Devil.”
Each year, The Broad River Review recognizes certain undergraduate students for outstanding achievement and publishes their works. The J. Calvin Koonts Poetry Award is awarded to a senior English major at Gardner-Webb University whose group of poems is judged most outstanding by a committee of department members. This year’s winner is Nikki Raye Rice, and two of her poems “Transformation” and “Stranded” appear in this year’s issue.
Finally, The Broad River Review Editors’ Prizes in Poetry and Fiction are selected from among all Gardner-Webb student submissions for a given issue. J. Lauren Fletcher’s “Woman” was selected for poetry and Amy Snyder’s “Fire” for fiction.
The Broad River Review welcomes submissions of original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and we also encourage visual artists to submit samples for possible cover art.