It’s an exciting time to be a writer, and overwhelming. Just as Buffalo Bill Cody once understood that audiences wanted authenticity and talent in a Wild West Show, Carrot Ranch realizes that readers want real voices and engaging stories.
You will find that among the Carrot Ranch Congress of Rough Writers. The following writers form the core of Carrot Ranch’s literary community and mount words on the page like Cody’s Cossacks once mounted horses in strange feats and fearless equitation.
Discover fresh, talented and up-and-coming voices in literature from around the world.
Join in each week with Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge and ride with the Rough Writers. You can write with us or read our latest feats of brevity.
Here’s a roundup of flash fiction from 2014 (with thanks to Rough Writer, Larry La Forge, for roping this outstanding collection of stories):
We are the Rough Writers:
Georgia Bell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sacha Black, England, UK
Sarah Brentyn, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Norah Colvin, Brisbane, Qld, AU
Pat Cummings, Santa Rosa, California, USA
Pete Fanning, Virginia, USA
Luccia Gray, Spain
Anne Goodwin, England, UK
Urszula Humienik, Poland
Ruchira Khanna, California, USA
Larry LaForge, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Geoff Le Pard, Dulwich South London, UK
Sherri Matthews, Somerset, UK
Allison Mills, Houghton, Michigan, USA
Paula Moyer, Lauderdale, Minnesota, USA
Ellen Mulholland, California, USA
Rebecca Patajac, Melbourne, Vic, AU
Tally Pendragon, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
Amber Prince, North Texas, USA
Ann Rauvola, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Lisa Reiter, North Yorkshire, UK
Roger Shipp, Virginia, USA
Sarah Unsicker, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Irene Waters, Noosaville, Qld, AU
Susan Zutautas, Orillia, Ontario, Canada