Friday, June 1, 2012

Peacemaker Award Winners


Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the WINNERs for the second annual Peacemaker Awards for books published in 2011.

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT PEACEMAKER:

Jory Sherman

BEST WESTERN SHORT STORY

WINNER:

Troy D. Smith -- “The Sin of Eli” Publisher: WF anthology Traditional West

FINALISTS:

“Planting Season” by Johnny D Boggs (Cactus Country Anthology, Volume I – High Hill Press)
“The Way of the West” by Larry J. Martin (The Traditional West anthology, WF)

“Blackwell’s Run” (Western Trail Blazer) by Troy D. Smith
“Panhandle Freight” by LJ Washburn (The Traditional West anthology, WF) 
“The Death of Delgado” by Rod Miller (The Traditional West anthology, WF)
“Stay of Execution” by Lucia St. Clair Robson (Cactus Country Anthology, Volume I – High Hill Press)

BEST WESTERN NOVEL:

WINNER:

James Reasoner -- Redemption, Kansas Publisher: Berkley

FINALISTS:

The Sonora Noose by Jackson Lowry (Berkley)
Blood Trails by Lyle Brandt (Berkley)
The Assassination of Governor Boggs by Rod Miller (Bonneville Books)
Between Hell and Texas by Dusty Richards (Kensington Pinnacle imprint)

BEST WESTERN FIRST NOVEL:

WINNER:

Wayne Dundee -- Dismal River Publisher: Oak Tree Press

FINALISTS:

Unbridled by Tammy Hinton (Roots and Branches Publishing)
The Black Hills by Rod Thompson (Berkley)
Bullets And Bad Bad Men by B.A. Kelly (Oak Tree Press)
The Guerrilla Man by Steven Clark (Solstice Publishing)

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 will be given out annually. Submissions for the 2012 awards will be open in July, 2012. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site. For more information about Western Fictioneers (WF) please visit:

http://www.westernfictioneers.com/ 


Contact: Larry D. Sweazy, WF Awards Chair, larrysweazy@prodigy.net

2 comments:

About Bobbi C. said...

Thanks for posting these. I'll definitely go looking for them. I've just now discovered your blog, and am excited to see somebody featuring western fiction. Happy trails! bobbi c. http://bobbichukran.com

Richard S. Wheeler said...

My congratulations to all your winners and finalists. I think things are looking up for the traditional western. My grocery's assortment recently jumped from half a dozen to twenty. These were mostly Terry Johnston reprints, plus L'Amour and Johnstone, but there were also series titles and a couple of new single titles. That's a dramatic improvement.