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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 […]

Lucia St. Clair Robson to Receive 2016 Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Lucia St. Clair Robson, whose 1982 historical novel “Ride the Wind” won the Spur Award and remains in print 34 years after its publication, will receive the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature.

The award, given by Western Writers of America, as the nonprofit writers guild’s highest honor, will […]

New Mexico authors to discuss ‘Landscape of Dreams’ in symposium at Collected Works

SANTA FE, N.M. – Four New Mexico authors, including best-selling novelist Anne Hillerman and noted historian Paul Andrew Hutton, will discuss writing about the American West on Thursday, February 25, at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Santa Fe, NM.

Lesley Poling-Kempes and Jack Loeffler will also take part in “Landscape of Dreams: Santa Fe […]

Western Writers Hall of Fame Induction in Lubbock, Texas June 26

Win Blevins, this year’s Owen Wister Award honoree, joins a class of several distinguished writers who will become the first living writers to enter the Western Writers Hall of Fame.

Last year, the Homestead Foundation board of directors, which oversees the Western Writers Hall of Fame, voted to induct the Owen Wister Award recipient into […]

Western Writers of America to Meet in Lubbock, TX

The Texas Panhandle beckons Western writers and anyone who writes about the American West for the 2015 Convention in Lubbock, Texas, June 23-27.

During the week the association will pay tribute to the Spur Award winners and recognize the literary contributions of Win Blevins, winner of the 2015 Wister Award.

Western Historian Robert Utley, who […]