After a southern Michigan childhood, Chad V. Broughman worked in the banking industry throughout the state of Georgia before pursuing a career in teaching. He is a poet and prose writer living in Harbor Springs, Michigan, a scenic resort community on the northern shores of Lake Michigan. Chad is most stirred by his rambunctious young sons, Gray and Hudson, and his forbearing wife, Erin, and teaches composition and creative writing at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
Chad V. Broughman was the recipient of the Rusty Scythe Prize Book award in 2016 and in 2017 was awarded the Adobe Cottage Writers Retreat honor in New Mexico. In the spring of 2018, Chad was awarded a chapbook contract for his collection of short stories, “the forsaken,” which was published by Etchings Press, and he was one of three winners in the “First Chapter” contest, hosted by Arch Street Press. Most recently, Chad’s short story “Check Mate” was published in a collection of stories entitled “On Loss, an anthology.” As well, his fiction can be found in many print magazines nationwide––such as Carrier Pigeon, East Coast Literary Review, River Poets Journal, Write Michigan Short Story Anthology, and Burningword––as well as in several on-line journals––such as Faith, Hope & Fiction, Sky Island Journal, Wild Violet, and Darling Axe. He holds an MFA from Spalding University where he also worked as a student editor for the Louisville Review and served as co-editor for the fiction/poetry blog, Café Aphra, based out of the United Kingdom. In 2020, his short story, “Featherweight” will be featured in PULP Literature.