Meet the Judges for the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Contest

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Competition is well underway. This rodeo is being hosted by Lead Buckaroo Charli Mills. Charli is a bonafide word wrangler who can tell a story as well as she can tie up a goat and she has the awards to prove it. She keeps herself busy with weekly Flash Fiction Challenges she rounds up into compellingly curated compilations. She, along with a handful of Rough Writers will be wrasslin’ your submissions to see which one comes away with the buckle . . . ahem . . . the $250 cash prize and prime publication on both Charli’s site and in her debut newsletter.

Nov. 7, 2015 - Jan. 31, 2016

Charli’s panel of judges include the following members from her Congress of Rough Writers:

Sarah Brentyn is a New England Lifestyle writer, self-professed geek, and mother with a taste for chocolate. She models wide-brimmed hats and boots with spurs on weekends when no one is looking, and she looks damn good.

Geoff Le Pard is a UK based writer with a pile of books just waiting for their day to be pressed. He probably knows how to brew a cup of tea. That is, when he’s not chasing those neon lights. Ride ’em cowboy!

Norah Colvin is a gifted educator even if she can’t remember why she chose that path. In a different life she might have married a rodeo clown, but it’s smarter to be frightened of clowns than it is to marry them. What are they hiding in that crazy getup anyway?

Pat Cummings knows rocks and has an extended family reminiscent of an ant colony in size, but that’s not all. He is an avid reader as well as a wordsmith. You can most often find him blowing hot air into his bellows when he isn’t pounding words into submission. 

Haven’t submitted yet? Ride on over to our Submittable page and enter right now. All submission fees benefit a little boy and his service dog. This is one rodeo where you are a winner just for showing up.

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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