Thursday, March 31, 2011

Western Fictioneers 2010 Peacemaker Awards Nominations

Western Fictioneers (WF) is pleased to announce the nominations for the first annual Peacemaker Awards.

Nominees for the 2010 Best Western Short Story Award are listed in alphabetical order:

“Left Behind” by Carol Crigger from the anthology Roundup! Great Stories of the West (La Frontera Publishing

“This Old Star” by Wayne Dundee from the anthology Bad Cop…No Donut (Padwolf Publishing)  

 “Two-Bit Kill” by C. Courtney Joyner from the anthology Law of the Gun (Kensington) .

 “Scourge of the Spoils” by Matthew P. Mayo from the anthology Steampunk’d (Daw Books, Inc)

 "Catch a Killer by the Toe" by Pete Peterson published by Untreed Reads

Nominees for the 2010 Best Western Novel Award are listed in alphabetical order:

Manhunt (Berkley) by Lyle Brandt (Berkley)

Avenging Angels by Lyle Brandt (Berkley)

Settler’s Chase by D. H. Eraldi (Berkley)

Long Ride to Limbo by Kit Prate (Western Trail Blazers)

Wulf's Tracks by Dusty Richards (Berkley)

Congregation of Jackals by S. Craig Zahler  (Dorchester)


There will be no Best First Western Novel Award awarded this year as there were not enough entries to complete the field of judging.

The Peacemaker Awards will be announced June 23rd, 2011 in Bismarck, North Dakota.  A place and time will be announced at a later date.

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 2011 awards will be open in July, 2011. Submission guidelines will be posted on the WF web site.  For more information about Western Fictioneers (WF) please visit:

Contact:  Larry D. Sweazy, WF Awards Chair,, 317-773-9809