Cheyenne, Wyoming (PRWEB) February 21, 2012
La Frontera Publishing (http://www.lafronterapublishing.com) is now accepting short story manuscript submissions for the first in a series of anthologies on the American West to be published by the Cheyenne, Wyoming-based publishing company.
The series will be presented under the heading, “La Frontera Publishing Presents The American West.” Each anthology will offer a collection of fictional short stories, showcasing some of America’s newest Western writers.
The first anthology, “Outlaws and Lawmen: Line in the Sand,”(ISBN: 978-0-9785634-9-3) is due out early October 2012.
“One of the classic themes of the Old West is the clash between outlaws and lawmen, the struggle to bring law and order to the frontier,” said Mike Harris, La Frontera Publishing’s publisher. “We felt it would be the perfect theme to launch our new anthology series.”
The new anthology series will serve as a platform for new Western writers, those authors who are beginning to make a name for themselves.
“With our American West anthology series, we will be presenting to Western fiction readers the new authors of the genre, today’s storytellers who may become tomorrow’s Western literature giants,” said Harris.
Authors interested in submitting short story manuscripts should follow submission guidelines on the company’s Website at http://www.lafronterapublishing.com/guidelines.html. Submissions for the first anthology are due no later than April 2. Query letters may be emailed to company(at)lafronterapublishing(dot)com for review.
Stories should fit within the theme of each anthology, but can range from the period of the early settling of the West to the modern West.
“We are looking for short story manuscripts no more than 6,000 to 7,000 words in length, and we expect each anthology will contain 10 to 12 short stories,” Harris added.
About La Frontera Publishing
Cheyenne, Wyoming-based La Frontera Publishing publishes historic fiction and non-fiction books about the American West. Its eZine, OldWestNewWest.Com Travel & History Magazine, offers its readers news and features on travel, adventure and history in the American West. Its web site can be found at http://www.oldwestnewwest.com.
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