Peacemaker Award Submission Rules

WF (Western Fictioneers) Peacemaker Award submissions for 2017
 

Submissions for the 8th Annual WF Peacemaker Awards are now being accepted for works originally published in the year 2017. 

 

Qualifications:

 

First time in print must be between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017, no reprints or revisions.  Limit of 2 entries per category.


Books and short stories may be published in any country in the world (submissions must be in English) in print or electronic format. Electronic submissions must be made with Kindle/mobi or Word/text files. WF reserves the right to decline any submission for consideration of an Award.

 

Authors, agents, or publishers may submit a work for consideration of an Award.

 

At least three entrants in a category must be received during the submission period for an Award to be presented.

 

Novels and short stories must be set in the time period between 1830-1920 to be considered Westerns under WF guidelines. Time periods beyond the 1830-1920 traditional western focus may be included in submissions as long as the periods outside of the 1830-1920 span constitute no more than 50% of the story. At least 50% of the story MUST TAKE PLACE in the 1830-1920 period. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Nominees for the WF Peacemaker Award will be announced on 05/15/2018 and the winners will be announced on 06/15/2018.

 

The WF Peacemaker Award will be awarded in four categories:

 

Best Western Novel – Any novel published during the award year set in the appropriate time period (1830-1920), 30,000 words and higher. There are no format requirements. The novel may be a hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, or eBook.

 

Best Western YA/Children Fiction– Any fiction written for ages 1-17 published during the award year set in the appropriate time period (1830-1920). May be a hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, or eBook.

 

Best Western Short Fiction – Any short story, novelette, or novella published during the award year set in the appropriate time period (1830-1920), 500 words to 29,999 words. There are no format requirements. The short story may be published in any publication, print or electronic.

 

Best Western First Novel – Must meet the same requirements as Best Novel, and must be the author’s first published Western novel. If the author has published novels in any other genre they will not disqualify the author from the Best Western First Novel Award competition. Submissions for Best Western First Novel may also be submitted in the Best Novel category in the same year. 

 

Procedures:

 

If sending print form, one copy of the work must be sent to each judge (3 per category), and the Awards Chair for a total of four, accompanied with the appropriate form. 


Electronic versions should be emailed to the Awards Chair, James Reasoner with the appropriate submission form. The electronic submissions will be distributed to the judges by the Awards Chair. All entries must be postmarked or received via email by midnight, CST, January 15, 2018. Judges should not be contacted by any entrant concerning their entry during the consideration period. Doing so may result in disqualification of eligibility for the WF Peacemaker Award. Works submitted will not be returned after the awards have been announced. There is no fee to enter. There will be no exceptions made to the submission procedures, for any reason. 

 

Links to forms to include are at the bottom of the list of judges. You will need 4 copies for each printed entry, one for each judge and one for the Awards Chair. 


 

Awards Chair: James Reasoner
P.O. Box 931
Azle, TX 76098-0931
EMAIL james53@flash.net


 

BEST WESTERN NOVEL

David Hardy
14504 Amy Francis St.
Austin TX 78725
 
Edward Massey
21 Briar Woods Trail
Stamford, CT 06903
 
Charles Whipple
1-10-11 Miyanogidai
Hanamigawa-Ku
Chiba 262
262-0015
Japan


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BEST WESTERN YA/CHILDREN'S FICTION


Sara Barnard
PO Box 78 
Gardendale, TX 79758

Ben Goheen
106 Maple Ave.
Calvert City, KY 42029

J.E.S. Hays
P.O. Box 3671
Greenville, SC 29608

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BEST WESTERN SHORT FICTION
 

Wayne D. Dundee
908 W. 7th St.
Ogallala, NE 69153

Tom Rizzo
18237 W Woodrow Ln
Surprise, AZ 85388

Robert E. Vardeman
P.O.  Box 11352
Albuquerque, NM 87192

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BEST WESTERN FIRST NOVEL
 

James J. Griffin
195 Key Road, Unit 18, 
Keene, NH  03431

Jerry Guin
P.O. Box 272
Salyer, Ca.   95563

Troy Smith
236 Beecher Farley Road
Sparta, TN 38583

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