Carrot Ranch Literary Community

The Ranch

Help Grow the Ranch & Create an Imprint!

Carrot Ranch is a dynamic literary community online for those practicing craft, reading stories and discussing process. Charli Mills is the lead buckaroo who hosts a weekly flash fiction challenge, a jam session for writers.

The core of this literary community is the Congress of Rough Writers, who challenge themselves to explore creativity, craft and voice. Equally important are the Friends who read, comment and offer encouragement.

Join us every Tuesday  on our blog for an eclectic discussion about Raw Literature through profiles, book reviews and guest essays. If you want to pitch an essay to Raw Literature, shoot the lead buckaroo an email at Carrot Ranch supports writers by providing a community platform. Words for people.

The Ranch is home to Charli Mills, a seasoned writer and former marketer. She consults with writers on how identify the strength of their platforms to better market their books and pitch their writing. She publishes weekly collections of flash fiction and is working to publish annual anthologies. She’s a writer of western women in fiction and is available as a speaker.

Pour a cup of cowboy-coffee and wander about the Ranch. Read our Flash Fiction, discover new reads in the Bunkhouse Bookstore, and meet the Rough Writers from around the world.

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A buckaroo called Charli once decided between saddle and pen. She chased an ink trail across the Rockies to the city-slicker lights of Minneapolis. She signed on to an outfit writing roughshod over marketing communications, wielding their brand.

That’s where she discovered carrots — the food movement that believes in accessibility for people. Food for people matters. The kind of horse a buckaroo rides matters. And words matter, too.

“With lots of junk food on the market, people deserve access to fresh carrots and words.” ~just a thought from a buckaroo

One day, the ink trail turned west, toward stories and sunsets. Charli found a place to settle her pen and she called it Carrot Ranch. Other word wranglers joined the show. That’s the legend, and Charli is sticking to it. Rumors that Charli Mills is a country-western singer can easily be dispelled — just ask her to sing.

Carrot Ranch provides words for people: stories to read, encouragement to practice craft and a commitment to creating community through literature. That’s something we can all raise a carrot to.

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