Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Western Fictioneers Announces the Peacemaker Award Winners

 


 

(For Westerns Published in 2020)

 

BEST WESTERN NOVEL (tie):

 

GREAT LONESOME, John D. Nesbitt (Five Star Publishing)

THE RETURN OF THE WOLF, Larry D. Sweazy (Five Star Publishing

 

Finalists:

MUSKRAT HILL, Easy Jackson (Five Star Publishing)

THE SONS OF PHILO GAINES, Michael R. Ritt (Five Star Publishing)

ANSWER CREEK, Ashley E. Sweeney (She Writes Press)


BEST FIRST WESTERN NOVEL:

 

BEYOND THE GOODNIGHT TRAIL, Roy V. Gaston (Roy V. Gaston)

 

Finalists:

GOLDWATER RIDGE, Hannah Kaye (Jellysquid Books)

CHEROKEE CLAY, Regina McLemore (Oghma Creative Media)

THE SONS OF PHILO GAINES, Michael R. Ritt (Five Star Publishing)

FOLLOW THE ANGELS, FOLLOW THE DOVES, Sidney Thompson (Bison Books)


BEST SHORT FICTION:

“Black Joe”, Rod Miller, SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES

Finalists:
“The Last Photograph”, John T. Biggs, SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES
“Dakota Clothesline”, Elisabeth Grace Foley, ROPE AND WIRE
“The Miner and the Greenhorn”, Charlie Steel, UNDER WESTERN STARS
“The Gunsmith of Elk Creek”, Big Jim Williams, UNDER WESTERN STARS


Western Fictioneers would like to thank the judges for the excellent job they did and the long hours they devoted to reading the submissions.

  

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations to all Winners and Finalists! High quality writing like this is what is keeping the Western genre alive and flourishing.

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  2. Well done, everyone--winners and finalists. I echo Wayne's comments about "high quality writing."

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  3. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, and thanks to the judges.

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  4. What a wonderful bunch of books/stories and authors, both category winners and finalists! Congratulations to all! Many thanks to the judges and chair!

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  5. Congratulations to all the winners! What a tough choice for our judges!

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  6. Congratulations to all of you folks!

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  7. Congratulations to the winners and finalists! Now we have an excellent TBR list.

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  8. Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

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