Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Western Online

Although the idea has been brewing in my head for quite some time, I recently launched a new website, The Western Online, a webzine that is dedicated to the Old West. It will publish Western short stories, non-fiction articles and Western themed artwork.

I launched the site with one of my own short stories, "The Lucky Drifter," but have since gotten a few submissions and published two more stories by some very fine authors. "Box Canyons" by Terry Sanville is the first accepted story that was published and "Working for the Pawnee and Oto Agency" by Oscar Case followed shortly after it.

David Cranmer, editor of the Beat to a Pulp webzine, has been very helpful in sending some readers to The Western Online as we try to build up readership and submissions.

Below is an excerpt from the site about what we publish at The Western Online:

The Western Online is dedicated to everything Western. We publish Western short stories and artwork. The type of story most likely to be published here is the traditional post-Civil War Western. However, we will consider any story that is connected with the early settling of America that takes place during the 1700s and early 1800s, from swashbuckling pirates to mountainmen and the early pioneers.

We also publish non-fiction articles on any subject dealing with the Old West.

At this time, The Western Online is a non-paying market and currently has an open-ended submission period. That means the submission period is always open with no deadline. Your work will be published upon acceptance.

So, stop by the site and enjoy our short stories. Visit our Forum or leave a message in the Guestbook.

Here is the link:

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