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The Old West

The topic for this contest is: Wild West.

Write a story that somehow incorporates the Wild West.

Creative approaches are welcomed. But contest voters will be asked to consider the topic when making a choice for a winner.

We are putting together an anthology about the Old West.

What we want:
We are looking for tight, well-written stories that take place in the American West (the Wild West) between 1840-1900 with the story's primary action occurring west of the Mississippi River. Emphasis should be on solid writing in an action-packed, forward-moving storyline populated with compelling characters. Stories should be of the kind that readers of Westerns will be familiar with.
Only short stories will be considered. We're not interested in serializations, or excerpts of larger works.
THE WINNER OF THE CONTEST will automatically be given a place in our new anthology book that will be published early in 2010. We need twelve stories in all for the book. The best twelve will be published and be on sale in all good book shops such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
At the end of the contest all the chosen stories may be edited for clarity, grammatical correctness, length, and content.

Our word-length range is 2,000 to 6,000 words with the ideal length clocking in at 4,000 words.

To see the proposed Book Cover click on the link below.


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Write a submission based on the above prompt. This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of . At least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. There are a limited number of entries.

A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote.

One entry per person. New entries to the site only.

Deadline: Sunday, November 1st at 12:00 AM EST.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile.

Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account. This contest is full.

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