The Western Online 6

A project of The Western Online Press

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.

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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
W WesternSubgenres: Classical Western, Weird Western.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History (History by epoch, History of countries/regions, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Rural areas, Specific region, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
T Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History (History by epoch, History of countries/regions, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Rural areas, Specific region, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ArticleUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
T Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media. Excluding: Photography, Sculpture.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
History (History by epoch, History of countries/regions, See guidelines), Place/Regions (Rural areas, Specific region, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoImage 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

Date Added:
03 Sep 2009
Last Updated:
20 Jun 2017