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Each October, the weekly flash fiction challenges go on hiatus for a month-long series of flash fiction contests. Like a western rodeo, the event is an opportunity for writers to exhibit their writing skills in a friendly competition.

The Rodeo is free to enter and open to all writers. Leaders from the Carrot Ranch community develop unique takes on writing flash fiction. Judges from the greater writing community (or from the Keweenaw Peninsula which is world headquarters for Carrot Ranch) assist each leader.

Here’s the official 2018 Rodeo Playlist to get you in the mood.

The 2018 Flash Fiction Rodeo has ended and judges are making decisions. Winners announced:

THE TUFFEST RIDE led by Charli Mills and co-judged by Cynthia Drake and Laura Smyth. Read the full collection.

  • Honorable Mention: Liz Husebye Hartmann (winner of $25)
  • Honorable Mention: Ritu Bhathal (winner of $25)
  • Third Place: Pete Fanning (winner of $25)
  • Second Place: Kay Kingsley (winner of $25)
  • First Place: Bill Engleson (winner of $50)

Rodeo #1: Dialog led by Geoff Le Pard and his judges: Chelsea Owens and Esther Chilton. Read the full collection.

  • Honorable Mention: Debrorah Shaw-Wagoner (winner of The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1)
  • Honorable Mention: Bill Engleson (winner of The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1)
  • Honorable Mention: Nidheesh Samant, The Dark Netizen (winner of The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1)
  • Third Place: Anne Goodwin (winner or e-Book, Apprenticed to my Mother by Geoff Le Pard)
  • Second Place: Sarah Brentyn (winner of e-Book, The Siege by Esther Newton)
  • First Place: Sarah Brentyn (winner of $25)

Rodeo #2: Memoir (TBA: Friday, November 16)
Led by Irene Waters and her judges: Angie Oakley and Helen Stromquist.

  • Third Place: Liz Husebye Hartmann (e-book of The Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1)
  • Second Place: Juliet Nubel (e-book of The Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1)
  • First Place: Anne Goodwin (winner of $25)

Rodeo #3: Travel with a Twist
Led by Sherri Matthews and her judges: Mike Matthews and Hugh Roberts.

  • Hon Men: Tracey Robinson, Nidheesh Samant, Liz Husebye Hartmann
  • Third Place: Faith A. Colburn (winner of Hugh Roberts’ short story collection, ‘Glimpses)
  • Second Place: Frank Hubeny (winner of e-book of The Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1)
  • First Place: Colleen Chesebro (winner of $25)

Rodeo #4: Fractured Fairy Tales (TBA: Friday, December 7)
Led by Norah Colvin and her judges: Robbie Cheadle and Anne Goodwin.

  • Third Place:
  • Second Place:
  • First Place: (winner of $25)

Rodeo #5: The Sound & The Fury (TBA: Friday, December 14)
Led by D. Avery and her judges: Bonnie Sheila and the Amazing Educator.

  • Third Place:
  • Second Place:
  • First Place: (winner of $25)

Bonus Rodeo: Old Time Radio (TBA: Friday, December 17)
Led by Charli Mills and The Continental Fire Company

  • Third Place: (winner of $25)
  • Second Place: (winner of $25)
  • First Place: (winner of $25)

Carrot Ranch would like to thank the Sponsors of this event for keeping the contest free to all entrants and supporting the efforts to make literary art accessible:

The Continental Fire Company
Inspired Quill Publishing
readilearn.com
Susan Sleggs, Thread Tales Studio
YA Fantasy/Paranormal Author MJ Mallon
Paranormal Fantasy Author Colleen Chesebro
Miriam Hurdle
Openings Life Coaching
SmythType Design
Solar Up
Bill Engleson

If you are interested in sponsoring the next Flash Fiction Rodeo, contact Charli Mills.

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The 2017 Flash Fiction Rodeo Winners include:

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