Peacemaker Award Submission Rules

WF (Western Fictioneers) Peacemaker Award submissions
 
Submissions for the 5th Annual WF Peacemaker Awards are now being accepted for works published in the year 2014. 
 
 
Qualifications:
 
First time in print must be between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, no reprints. 


To be submitted in the Best Western Novel category, works must have been published by a reputable publisher that pays advances and/or royalties. Proof of the viability of the publisher is the submitter’s responsibility and must be provided on request. Publishers that cannot be verified to meet the above standards will not be considered for a WF Peacemaker Award in the Best Western Novel 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 Word or PDF 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 the Best Western First Novel 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. 
 
Nominees for the WF Peacemaker Award will be announced on 04/15/2015 and the winners will be announced on 06/01/2015.
 
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, as long it has been published by an appropriate publisher.
 
Best Independently Published Western Novel  – Any self-published 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 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, and can be self-published.
 
Best Western First Novel – Must meet the same requirements as Best Novel or Best Independently Published 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 appropriate Best Novel category in the same year. 
 
Procedures:
 
If in print form, one copy of the work must be sent to each judge (3 per category), accompanied with the appropriate form. One copy of the work should be sent with the appropriate form to the Awards Chair, along with an emailed electronic version of the work in Word or PDF format. If a work was published only as an eBook, an electronic version should be emailed to the Awards Chair with the appropriate submission form. The electronic submissions will be distributed to the judges by the Awards Chair. All entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2015, or received by email by midnight, CST, January 31, 2015. 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: Courtney Joyner
5345 Supulveda Blvd. #101 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Email: Olcourt1@gmail.com

 

BEST WESTERN NOVEL

James Reasoner

103 Colby Ln.
Azle, TX 76020
 
Vonn McKee
316 Vaughn Road 
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
 
Keith Souter *
106 Manygates Lane 
Sandal,
Wakefield 
West Yorks 
WF2 7DP
UK

*(The requirement of sending printed books to Keith Souter

 is waived. When submitting to this judge you can email the entry 

form to him with an e-file of the book [Word or PDF]  at this email dr_keith.souter@btinternet.com.) 

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BEST INDEPENDENTLY 

PUBLISHED WESTERN NOVEL  

Jim Griffin

P.O. Box 1714 

Keene, NH 03431



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

 


Kathleen Rice Adams

3128 Ave. P 

Galveston, TX 77550

 

 

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BEST WESTERN SHORT FICTION
 

Linell Jeppsen
833 Old Kettle Falls Rd.
Republic, WA 99166-9755
 
Kristy McCaffrey
28182 N. Hayden Rd., 

Scottsdale, AZ  85266
 
Robert Randisi
P.O. Box 202 
Clarksville, Mo 63336

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BEST WESTERN FIRST NOVEL
 


Frank Roderus
3241 Montano Ave. 
Spring Hill, FL 34609


Richard Prosch
PO Box 105552
Jefferson City, MO 65110


Charles Whipple *
1-10-11 Miyanogidai 
Hanamigawa-Ku 
Chiba 262
262-0015
Japan 

*(The requirement of sending printed books to Charles Whipple

 is waived. When submitting to this judge you can email the entry 

form and an e-file of the book [Word or PDF] to ctwhipple@yahoo.com.) 

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