About Us

Western Fictioneers is the only professional writers organization composed entirely of authors who have written Western fiction, the classic American genre. Western Fictioneers is composed of writers who love what they’re doing and who believe in the literature of the old west.  A professional organization that’s devoted to keeping the traditional western alive.  

Words from Western Fictioneers Vice-President

Thank you everyone for electing me to be your new vice-president. I will endeavor to be nearly as good an officer as my esteemed predecessor.

It’s an honor to be involved with such a lively and vibrant organization as we move on and spread the love of western literature to a new generation of readers and writers.

This is a great time to be a Western writer or reader. Never before have there been so many talented and accomplished western writers to choose from. Our genre is healthy and vibrant despite the premature announcements of its passing.

However, we do have a major challenge ahead of us. There are few western readers and even fewer writers under the age of forty. This doesn’t bode well for the future of the western genre. So I am making it my number one priority to do whatever I can to bring our beloved genre to a younger audience. 

I challenge each and every member of Western Fictioneers to introduce one new reader to the western genre and to find, recruit and mentor at least one author under the age of thirty-five. This is no easy undertaking, but I believe it is vital to the long-term survival of our genre. I hope you will join me.

I wish you all great success in your writing endeavors over the next couple years. If there is anything I can do to help any of you, please let me know.


Dennis Doty

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