Awards

2021 Winners Will Rogers Medallion Awards

Oghma Creative Media and Saddlebag Dispatches Magazine congratulates the following winners of Medallions for 2021: Short Story Gold Medallion Winner Darrel Sparkman (“Holy Sabbath Morning” Hard Times) and Copper Medallion Winners Sharon Frame Gay (“North Star” Saddlebag Dispatches),  and Anthony Wood (Not So Long in the ToothSaddle Bag Dispatches).  Also congratulations to the Silver Medallion winner in the Western Fiction Cateogry, Michael Farmer (The Odyssey of Geronimo), and the Copper Award Winner, Paul Colt (Grasshoppers in Summer). Our Children’s Division Young Dragons Press was also well represented as Regina McLemore won a Copper Medallion for her young adult book, Cherokee Clay.

Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award

Saddlebag Dispatches Magazine congratulates the following authors who were finalists in the 2021 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Short Story Category:  John T. Biggs  (“The Last Photograph”)  and Rod Miller (“Black Joe”).

Other Recent Awards

Western Writers of American Spur Award

Cover: Friends Call Me Bat Congratulations to Paul Colt, Friends Call Me Bat, 2020  Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Fiction

 
Romance Writers of American (RWA) Golden Quill Award
Bound by Earth cover
 
 
Congratulations to Linda Sartin, Bound by Earth, 2020 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill People’s Choice Award for Fantasy and Science Fiction.
 
 
 

 

2020 Will Rogers Medallion Bronze Medal Award
Cover: Mustang
 
 
Congratulations to John J. Dwyer, Mustang, 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Bronze Medal for Western Inspirational Fiction.
 
 
 
 

 

Zekial cover
 
 
Congratulations to Dusty Richards, Zekial, 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Special Award for Western Fiction
 
 
 

 

 
Cover: Gold in the Sun by Dusty Richards
 
 
 
Congratulations to Dusty Richards, Gold in the Sun, 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Special Award for Western Fiction
 
 
 

 

Shortgrass - cover
 
 
 
Congratulations to John J. Dwyer, Shortgrass, 2018 Will Rogers Medallion Gold Medal for Western Inspirational Fiction
 
 
 

 

 
Saddle Bag Dispatches congratulates Rod Miller,  (“The Knowing”) 2018 WWA Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Poetry. and Rod Miller ( “Lost and Found”  2018 WWA Spur Award for Best Western Short Story.
 

 

 
The Mustanger and the Lady
 
 
 
Congratulations to Dusty Richards, The Mustanger and the Lady, 2017 WWA Spur Award for Best Western Traditional Novel
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Congratulations to Tammy Hinton, The Judas Steer, 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Bronze Medal for Western Fiction
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Cover: A Bride for Gil
 
 
Congratulations to Dusty Richards, A Bride for Gil, 2016 Will Rogers Medallion Silver Medal for Western Romance