Western Writers of America
Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field. The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional Western fiction, but the organization swiftly expanded to include historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history.
Our benefits include:
Our annual convention (June) brings members, publishers, editors, and agents together to transact business, renew friendships, attend panels, and participate in tours
Spur Awards and banquet, where WWA honors the recipients of the organization’s coveted top awards (held at the convention)
WWA actively helps its members market their work through attendance at trade shows, and aggressively promotes the literature of the American West
WWA authors’ member-only online bookstore
Star Speakers Bureau, where members can list their details for speaking at events
Roundup magazine, where members books can be reviewed
Inclusion in the Western Writers Hall of Fame Member Interactive at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West/McCracken Research Library.
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