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Saddlebag Dispatches where stories of the West come to be told. Galway Press is Oghma Creative Media’s western imprint, and Saddlebag Dispatches is our e-magazine. We are looking for short stories, serial novels, poetry, and non-fiction articles about the west. These will have themes of open country, unforgiving nature, struggles to survive and settle the land, freedom from authority, cooperation with fellow adventurers, and other experiences that human beings encounter in the frontier. Traditional westerns are set left of the Mississippi River and between the end of the American Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century. But the western is not limited to that time. The essence, though, is openness and struggle. These are happening now as much as they were in the years gone by.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Americans, People in a specific region.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Agriculture/Agricultural Sciences (See guidelines), History (History of countries/regions), Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 4,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Agriculture/Agricultural Sciences (See guidelines), History (History of countries/regions), Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article ArticleUp to 2,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Agriculture/Agricultural Sciences (See guidelines), History (History of countries/regions), Nature/Environment (Nature, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Aug 2019
Last Checked: 23 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 29 Jul 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 03 Mar 2015

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