If you have a new book or recording and you'd like to get the word out, there are radio shows, columns, web sites, and others who welcome submissions for consideration. And we're glad to help promote your work at CowboyPoetry.com.
Everyone is welcome to send announcements for new books and recordings. Just email us.
There are also libraries and archives who appreciate submissions, and we encourage you to support them.
Below are links to just some of the places that welcome your work, publications that review books and recordings and that accept reviews, and some awards links.
We invite additional links, just email us. We're always glad to add to this list.
We welcome news about your new books and recordings at CowboyPoetry.com. We're glad to post information in our news, and if you're a poet or musician with a page here, we're glad to post the information on your page here as well.
We maintain a list of What's New in our News.
Please email your news to us and include a description with ordering information (including postage and address). We'll reply and request a cover scan and additional information if necessary.
The Fife Folklore Archives
With the Cowboy Poetry Library and more at USU's Archive -- closely tied to the beginnings of Elko-- they seek your Cowboy Poetry books and recordings
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Archives
The Dickinson Research Center invites your published and unpublished Cowboy Poetry works and information
Booth Western Art Museum Research Library
The museum hosts the Georgia Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and the Research Library continues to build its Cowboy Poetry collection and welcomes your book donations
We welcome information from archives and libraries. Email us
Columns and Publications
Cowboy Jam Session
Jeri Dobrowski's monthly Tri-State Livestock News column herds recordings, gatherings, broadcasts, films, events, poetry, music and more, encouraging readers to ponder, preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the American West; the column appears in other publications as well.
Rick Huff Reviews
Rick Huff reviews cowboy poetry and Western music CDs for Rope Burns, The Western Way, and other publications.
We welcome information from columnists. Email us
Around the Campfire
Marvin O'Dell's Western music and cowboy poetry broadcast
Around the Campfire with Ed and Terry
Eddy Leverett and Terry Slaten's weekly radio show with cowboy poetry and music
Back at the RanchJarle Kvale's weekly radio show with cowboy poetry and music
Calling All Cowboys
Charley Engel ("Chuckaroo the Buckaroo") airs
cowboy music, cowboy poetry, and interviews on his weekly show.
Clear Out West
Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson's weekly Wyoming radio show broadcasts the best in Western music and cowboy poetry
Judy James' weekly radio show, since 1997, with live interviews, cowboy poetry, music, and more
Barbara Richhart's weekly program includes Western and cowboy music,
classic country, faith-inspired music, and
Real West from the Old West
Totsie Slover's weekly radio show with Western and cowboy poetry and music
Spirit of the West
Hugh McLennan's award-winning radio show reaches the world with Cowboy Poetry, Western music, working cowboys, ranchers, horse trainers, vets, and news from the rangeland
Waynetta's Western Roundup
Storyteller Waynetta Ausmus's hour-long radio show with Western music, Western Swing, Classic Country, Cowboy Poetry and Storytelling, and interviews
The Western Heritage Show
"Toe Tappin" Tommy Tucker and Charlie Camden bring music, Cowboy Poetry, studio guests and call-ins to the airwaves in their top-rated radio show
The Western Hour
England's Graham Lees' show features cowboy poetry along with Western swing and cowboy music
Western Music Radio Shows and Stations
Marvin O'Dell's list of radio shows and stations who accept Western music submissions on the Western Music Association web site
We welcome information from radio shows. Email us
A number of publications review Cowboy Poetry books and recordings. Contact publications for submission guidelines for review consideration:
Cowboy Jam Session
Jeri Dobrowski's monthly Tri-State Livestock News column herds recordings, gatherings, broadcasts, films, events, poetry, music and more, encouraging readers to ponder, preserve and perpetuate the heritage of the American West
Rick Huff Reviews
Rick Huff reviews Western music and cowboy poetry recordings in his "Rick's Roundup" column in Rope Burns, The Western Way, I.M. Cowgirl, CowboyPoetry.com, and other publications.
American Cowboy, published bi-monthly, includes staff-written reviews.
Western Horseman, published monthly, includes staff-written reviews.
Persimmon Hill, published quarterly by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, includes staff-written and contributed reviews.
Rope Burns, published bi-monthly with news from the "Cowboy Entertainment and Trade Industry" accepts reviews by email; do not submit books or recordings.
At CowboyPoetry.com, we review a very few selected books and recordings. We don't accept requests for reviews. Everyone is welcome to send announcements for new books and recordings that include a description and order information. Just email us.
We welcome additional listings. Email us
Will Rogers Medallion Award, presented annually for books that exemplify outstanding excellence in content and design. Books are judged by a panel.
Will Rogers Buck Ramsey Best Cowboy Poetry Book Award, presented annually by the Academy of Western Artists, voted on by the membership.
Will Rogers Cowboy Poetry Best Recording Award, presented annually by the Academy of Western Artists, voted on by the membership.
Spur Awards, given annually by Western Writers of America for distinguished writing about the American West since 1953, sometimes include poetry. Awards are open to members and non-members, and are judged by a panel.
Willa Award, given annually by Women Writing the West. "Awarded annually for outstanding literature featuring women's stories set in the West, the WILLA Literary Awards are chosen by a distinguished panel of
twenty-one professional librarians... Entries for the WILLA Literary Awards are open to all persons worldwide and are not limited to WWW members or women specifically."
Western Heritage Award, given annually by the National Cowboy and Western Museum, is open to members and non-members; books are judged by a panel.
Western Music Association has poetry awards, starting in 2006, with top Male, Female, and best collaboration between a poet and musican.
There are numerous regional awards and other poetry awards.
We welcome your comments and additional listings. Email us
CD Recording Tips
Information for poets from a variety of people involved with cowboy poetry, radio, and other media
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