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Congratulations Chad V. Broughman for being selected as the Readers’ Choice Winner in the 2019 Write Michigan Contest. “Mother of a hanged girl” will be published in the 2019 Write Michigan Anthology by Chapbook Press. Looking forward to joining Chad in Grand Rapids on March 16th for the book launch and signing at the Write Michigan Awards Ceremony. More information at


“The Day the Guinea Pigs Went Missing” and “Uriah’s last rite”

Chad V. Broughman is currently a quarter-finalist with the two short stories listed above. The grand prize winner will receive a monetary prize as well as networking with literary agents, managers, producers and publishers. The top five finalists will be shared with Screencraft’s network of literary and cinematic professionals.

Quarter-finalists announcement: January 23rd

Semifinalists announcement: February 13th

Winners announcement: March 27th

Arch Street Press: Meet Me @ 19th Street

2018 “First Chapter” Contest Winner

“Mother of a Hanged Girl”

“Mother of a Hanged Girl”

"Ada had managed to shield her daughter from the town’s fury for months. But ultimately, she had failed. And Ruth would pay with her life. Ada’s instinct was to cover her girl’s eyes, shield her from the angst and ruthlessness, her muscles aching that she couldn’t.." Please read one of our three award-winning "first chapters"- "Mother of a Hanged Girl" by author Chad V. Broughman is a poignant telling of a tragic tale.

And the winner is…

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Chad V. Broughman was the 2017 Adobe Cottage Writer's Retreat Fiction Contest for his coming-of-age literary short story titled “Uriah’s Last Rites.” He spent a week at the writer’s cottage in Placitas, New Mexico with coaching from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, Susan Donovan and Darynda Jones.

Chad visited New Mexico in August 2017.  His novel-in-progress is nearing completion. Stay tuned for further updates.