Writings by Some of Today's Top Western Authors to be Published in an Anthology by Western Writers of America and La Frontera Publishing

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A collection of some of the best writing being created by today's Western authors will be published as a joint effort by the Western Writers of America and La Frontera Publishing, both parties announced.

A collection of some of the best writing being created by today's top Western authors will be published as a joint effort by the Western Writers of America (http://www.westernwriters.org) and La Frontera Publishing (http://www.lafronterapublishing.com), both parties announced.

The anthology, scheduled for a Fall 2009 release, will present a variety of fiction and nonfiction material, as well as a collection of poetry, about the West. It will range from the time of the frontier to contemporary Western experiences.

"The more than 600 members of the Western Writers of America write everything from classic Old West tales to stories about modern life in the West," said Cotton Smith, president of the WWA. "The anthology we envision will be a true sampler of the best writing from our members, a real taste of the American West both past and present."

La Frontera Publishing, based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is partnering with the Western Writers of American to develop the anthology project.

"The world remains fascinated by the American West, because it represents individualism, courage, bravery, and even triumph over hardship and tragedy," said Mike Harris, president and publisher of La Frontera Publishing. "That's why Western stories remain popular for millions of readers. I expect when the public discovers the range of emotion and passion that the members of the WWA will bring to this anthology, readers won't be able to put the book down."

WWA members will be submitting their entries for the anthology project to a selection committee, which will have the challenge of choosing the best stories, poems and essays that will go into the anthology.

"It will be a difficult process because we know the writing among WWA members is so excellent," Harris said. "This anthology will be a collection to be remembered."

About the Western Writers of America

Since 1953, the nonprofit Western Writers of America (http://www.westernwriters.org) has promoted and honored the Western literature, fiction and nonfiction. Its more than 600 members include novelists, historians, screenwriters, songwriters, poets, agents and editors. WWA bestows Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the western field. WWA actively helps its members promote their books and articles, and aggressively promotes the literature of the American West, which it considers this country's unique contribution to world literature.

About La Frontera Publishing

Cheyenne, Wyoming-based La Frontera Publishing publishes historic fiction and non-fiction books about the American West. Its Web site can be found at http://www.lafronterapublishing.com and reached at (307) 778-4752. The company's Internet magazine, OldWestNewWest.Com, can be found at http://www.oldwestnewwest.com.

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