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Western Writers of America Bookseller Display Contest

In anticipation of Western Writers of America’s annual convention in the later part of June, Western[...]

Rudolfo Anaya to Receive Western Writers of America’s 2018 Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Rudolfo Anaya, whose 1972 novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” launched his career and esta[...]

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Western Writers of America Bookseller Display Contest

In anticipation of Western Writers of America’s annual convention in the later part of June, Western Writers of America is challenging booksellers to create a window or shelf display that highlight western authors and western musicians and their work. The store judged to have the best display will win $500 and a signed copy of […]

Rudolfo Anaya to Receive Western Writers of America’s 2018 Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Rudolfo Anaya, whose 1972 novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” launched his career and established him as a leader of the Chicano literary movement, will receive the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature from Western Writers of America.

The honor means that Anaya, 80, will also be inducted into the […]

2018 Spur Award Winners

TUCSON, Ariz. – David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” has won the Spur Award for Best Historical Nonfiction Book, and Jeff Guinn’s “Silver City” has won for Best Traditional Western Novel.

Western Writers of America made the announcement Friday on the eve of the Tucson […]

2017 “Tweet Us a Western” Award Winners

ENCAMPMENT, Wyoming – Western Writers of America, a writers’ organization that since the 1950s has promoted literature of the American West, has announced the winners of its first “Tweet Us a Western” Twitter contest.

Participants were asked to write a Western (traditional, modern, poem, etc.) in 280 characters or less – the equivalent of one […]

Tweet Us a Western

 

Western Writers of America is sponsoring a micro-western contest. Micro-westerns are original Western fiction, nonfiction, or poetry stories 280 characters in length (the equivalent of two tweets). Participants have the opportunity to win $500 in cash prizes and have their work recognized and electronically published by WWA. First prize is $300, second is $125, […]

Tony Hillerman Prize Contest opens

Welcome to the Tony Hillerman Prize for Best First Mystery Set in the Southwest Competition!

WWA is pleased to again announce its sponsorship of the Tony Hillerman Prize for Best First Mystery set in the Southwest.

Please read all of the rules and guidelines before submitting your entry. You can find the complete rules and […]

Stonecrest Books Wins WWA Book Display Contest

Stonecrest Books in Osage Beach, Missouri, at the Lake of the Ozarks, was the winner of the 2017 Western Writers of America Book Display Contest. More than 200 book stores across the country entered the contest. Participants were asked to create an in-store display highlighting western authors and western musicians and their work. The book […]

WWA announces 2017 Spur Award winners

TUCSON, Arizona – Paul Andrew Hutton’s critically acclaimed The Apache Wars won the 2017 Spur Award for Best Western Historical Nonfiction book, and Taylor Sheridan’s Oscar-nominated screenplay for Hell or High Water won for Best Western Drama Script, Western Writers of America announced.

Winners and finalists were announced Saturday at the Tucson Festival of Books […]

WWA Ersfeld Symposium Presents Paths to Publication

DODGE CITY, Kansas – Five award-winning authors, including historian R. Eli Paul and novelist Max McCoy, will discuss writing about the American West in a two-day symposium scheduled Oct. 7-8 at the Dodge City Public Library. James Ersfeld Memorial Symposiums were started in 2015 by the nonprofit Western Writers of America to encourage people in […]

Pen & Ink, Voice and Strings – Echoes from the New Frontier

ENCAMPMENT, WY – Western Writers of America (WWA) has announced the release of a CD compilation featuring 14 contemporary songs from prominent Western songwriters and singers. Pen & Ink, Voice and Strings – Echoes from the New Frontier will be released at the organization’s convention in Cheyenne, WY, June 21-25. The recording features several Spur […]