New West Debuts Original Fiction Weekend Series

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New West, a next-generation digital media guide to news, analysis and culture for the Rocky Mountain region, debuts original short story fiction now appearing weekly on the site in a new "weekend fiction" column posted Friday afternoons.

The first call for submissions led to some wonderful results, and we're happy to present six short stories from writers all over the West

Because the West has such a rich history of strong fiction writers, New West recently issued a "call for fiction" in a search for writers looking for an outlet to publisher their work.

"The first call for submissions led to some wonderful results, and we're happy to present six short stories from writers all over the West," said fiction editor and novelist Russell Rowland. "We plan to feature one story each weekend for the next six weeks."

The debut story from a Wyoming writer, Tamara Linse, gives a humorous but poignant second person view of "how to Be a Man" as a woman growing up in the West. In a similarly humorous voice, Michelle Auerbach, from Boulder, Colorado, tells the story of a woman trying to rid herself of the final reminders of a failed marriage, the tattoos on her ankles, in "Clarice Johnson."

"New West has a history of supporting Western writers through our Books review section edited by Jenny Shank (herself a newly-published novelist)," said CEO and Publisher Lynn Ingham. "We have discovered that there are fewer and fewer outlets in which new writers can publish their fiction, so we hope to enable more writers in a weekend reading format that we know our audience will enjoy."

In choosing new fiction for upcoming weeks, New West will review any pieces submitted, but preference will be given to stories that address themes relevant to the Rocky Mountain West. New West's specific coverage area is Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. New West will pay $50 to $100 for each story accepted.

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