The Western Online 6

A project of The Western Online Press (see other related projects)

About

The Western Online is dedicated to everything Western. 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 mountain men and the early pioneers. All stories must be set in the 17th, 18th, or 19th centuries and deal with the opening and exploration of the American West. Since people who lived in the Old West tended to be somewhat superstitious and tales of ghosts often ran rampart, we will consider stories with supernatural elements (ghost stories, or stories dealing with regional folklore; some horror elements may even be okay, query first) as long as the story is clearly a Western. We will consider Weird Westerns as long as the story is done tastefully.

The Western OnlineUnited States
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Genres

W WesternSubgenres: Classical Western, Weird Western.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: History (History of countries/regions, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (See guidelines).

Types & Lengths

ArticleUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionT Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) per piece.
N NonfictionT Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK NoText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No NoText format submissions

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Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
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  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
03 Sep 2009
Last Updated:
03 Mar 2017