Spotlight: Galway Press
Who Says The Western Is Dead?
Galway Press is Oghma Creative Media’s western imprint, publishing novels or thematic short story collections embodying the culture of the western United States. These stories have themes of open country, unforgiving nature, struggles to survive and settle the land, freedom from authority, cooperation with fellow adventurers, and other experiences that human beings encounter in the frontier. Traditional westerns are set left of the Mississippi River and between the end of the American Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century. But the western isn’t limited to that time. The essence, though, is openness and struggle. These are happening now as much as they were in the years gone by.
Eight new Galway titles will hit bookshelves in wide release over the next twelve months, most available in hardcover, mass media paperback and e-book. With his popular Brandiron series, living legend Dusty Richards anchors a growing stable of established and emerging western authors including Velda Brotherton, Darrel Sparkman, J.B. Hogan, and Gordon Bonnet, among others. Sparkman will launch his exciting new western/frontier series this week with the release of Spirit Trail, while Brotherton will usher in her new western historical romance series with Montana Promises in July. Meanwhile, The Ranch Boss himself will continue his prolific ways with the re-release of his seminal rodeo work, The Natural, in March, and new additions to the Brandiron—The Texas Badge and The Cherokee Strip—in June and September.
Galway’s not just about novels, though. Don’t forget our flagship publication, the quarterly e-magazine, Saddlebag Dispatches, available in March, June, September, and December. Chocked full of news, short stories, serials, history, nonfiction, travel spotlights, and columns, you’ll get a heaping helping of western culture in every issue.
Want to join the posse? Galway is currently accepting submissions. Check out our submission guidelines page and shoot us a message.