Charli Mills

Charli Mills grew up out west, once winning a rodeo trophy for tying a goat. She’s the executive editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology (Vols. 1 & 2) and her writing has been featured in Health & Happiness U.P. Magazine, Keweenaw Now, BadRedhead Media,, The U.P. Reader, and on stage as a guest storyteller with the Red Jacket Jamboree. Charli writes women’s fiction, recovering forgotten voices from the fringes and frontiers, including the Copper Country. In 2014, she founded an international literary community at, hosting weekly 99-word story challenges. She provides outreach to rural communities, libraries, and veterans to make literary art accessible. She coaches writers in a unique cohort program, leads nature writing workshops and retreats, and teaches college English at Finlandia University. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing.


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