Welcome to Western Fictioneers
An organization of professional authors of western novels and short stories.
Western Fictioneers is a professional organization for authors who
work in the genre of the traditional western. Our goal is to promote the kinds
of stories we love to write (and read); the western is the Great American Story,
our unique history and mythology, and it remains as relevant as it ever was.
Western Fictioneers has a lot of exciting, even daring, projects in the
works for the coming year. If you love westerns like I do, I guarantee you're
going to love what we have in store for you, both individually and
I was honored to be in on the ground floor when this great
organization was formed in 2010. I am even more honored to have been elected its
second president, for 2012, succeeding the award-winning author Frank Roderus.
You will find in our ranks some very familiar names- some of the best in
the business, past or present. You will also find some bright new stars in the
western firmament, who may well join your list of personal favorites. So mount
up and ride along with us, partners- you'll be glad you did.
Western Fictioneers President 2012
Western Fictioneers (WF) is
pleased to announce the WINNERS for the third annual (2013) Peacemaker Awards
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PEACEMAKER recipient: Robert Vaughan
2013 BEST WESTERN NOVEL:
Unbroke Horses (Goldminds Publishing, LLC) by D.B. Jackson
2013 BEST WESTERN SHORT STORY:
“Adeline” (Protectors: Stories to Benefit PROTECT — Goombah Gumbo Press) by Wayne Dundee
2013 BEST WESTERN FIRST NOVEL:
Wide Open (Berkley Publishing Group) by Larry Bjornson
Western Fictioneers (WF) was formed in 2010 by
Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner, Frank Roderus, and other professional
Western writers, to preserve, honor, and promote traditional Western writing in
the 21st century. Entries were accepted in both print and
electronic forms. The Peacemaker Awards are given out annually.
Submissions for the Peacemaker Awards for books published in 2013 will be open
in July, 2013. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site.
Western Fictioneers would like to thank Larry D. Sweazy for being Awards Chair for the first three years and for the excellent job he has done.