Carrot Ranch is guided by a mission to make literary art more accessible. More people writing; more people reading. The pursuit of literary art improves our skills of critical analysis, expression, creativity, and collaboration.

For writers, literary art is the pursuit of happiness.

In addition to a weekly flash fiction prompt, the Ranch also offers literary outreach, subscriptions, and quality resources from the greater community of blogging and writing.

Check out these resources for prompts, chats and other ways to connect with writers and literary art.


Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge with a Twist

Do you love writing structured syllable poetry like Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, Haibun, and Cinquain? Then you’ve come to the right place. Join in my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where I’ll give you two prompt words, but you can’t use them. Instead, you’re required to supply synonyms for the prompt words. It’s sure to ignite your creativity.

The challenge runs each week from Tuesday until Sunday at noon, Denver USA, time. I publish a Recap post on Monday. The Prompt post is posted every Tuesday. Click HERE to read the poetry challenge guidelines.


Reena’s Challenges

Reena Saxena is the Founder of ReInventions. She’s a coach, trainer, writer and personal brand consultant. She offers two different challenges: Reena’s Exploration Challenge and Reena’s Writing Challenge.


Bloggers Bash

The Bloggers Bash is a social event for bloggers created by author Sacha Black to bring together the blogging community and provide an opportunity for everyone to meet the friends they have made online.



#TwitterFlash is a monthly literary challenge led by Rough Writer and grit lit author, C. Jai Ferry (@CJaiFerry).

#FlashFictionRodeo is an annual flash fiction contest hosted at Carrot Ranch in October.

#MondayBlogs is a meme created by author Rachel Thompson (@RachelintheOC), so bloggers have an easy way to share their posts and connect with other bloggers. Bloggers can share any blog post on Mondays as long as it’s Monday where you are located. No book promos.

#BookMarketingChat is a new meme created by author Rachel Thompson (@RachelintheOC) every Wednesday 9pm (EST). Follow @BkMarketingChat and @BadRedheadMedia each week to learn insiders tips and tricks on how to effectively market your books.

#BlogBashChat happens every Sunday evening between 7 pm and 8 pm (BST) with the creator of the Bloggers Bash, Sacha Black (@sacha_black).


Ann Rauvola is a multimedia graphic designer who also excels at creating digital art. Ann is a polished professional with a global reach, providing design for firms such as Honeywell, Ameriprise, and Roche. She designed the brand for Carrot Ranch and The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. 1 cover. When not working, you’ll find Ann in the agility arena with her two dogs, Gabe and Pelle, or harvesting wild mushrooms near her northern Minnesota lake-house. She’s true-blue friend of buckaroos. View her work at Behance or connect with her on Google+.


Esther Chilton wrote for all sorts of publications, as a freelance writer. She also loves helping others – as much as she loves writing herself. She’s been a tutor for the Writers’ Bureau college for ten years and set up her own editing and advice service several years ago.

Whether it’s an edit you’re after, some advice about a market, writing in general – in fact, anything and everything, you can get in touch, and she’ll try and help you. To find out more, visit her blog: Or contact her:


Dissect Designs for book covers.


Write Divas for editing services.