If you have a tale of a h0t c0wboy, or a c0wgirl who can hold her own in a man’s world, we want to hear about it. Decadent Publishing’s Western Escape follows the lives of Freewill’s residents and visitors. Heroes and heroines can be locals or tourists, but they must all pass through or connect to Freewill in some way whether interacting with the town ghost or locals, attending a conference at the Misbegotten Gaines Ranch and Resort, or something only you have thought of. All submissions must have a Western theme. Offer a plea to the ghost of Pierre Dauville and demonstrate the power of believing in what you cannot not see. For more information about Freewill look around the blog and make yourself at home or contact us.
Due to the somewhat c0nservative nature of the setting, all stories should focus on heter0sexual relationships with a HFN or HEA ending.
Genre: A Western connection is a must, but we are open to any sub-genre including but not limited to Historical, Time Travel, as well as some paranormal elements such as psychics or reincarnation themes. No sci-fi or extreme fantasy please. Although a little implied magic is acceptable, we would prefer our cowboys on horses rather than riding dragons or space ships.
Length: 12K -50K (We will consider longer works on an individual basis.)
- Please download and complete the Western Escape Submission Form. Click on File / Download as/ choose rtf. You may need to move the center line depending on your computer but you should be able to type directly into the form. If you have a problem downloading, please request a copy from Lea Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upon completion of this form, please attach it to an email, along with your full manuscript and a 2-3 paragraph description of your story (no synopsis needed with this form) to Valerie at: Submissions@decadentpublishing.com
Mark email - Western Escape_Title of Story_Your Last Name.
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Before submitting, read the full guidelines here.
For inquiries/ submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org