Five Star Titles Nominated for Laramie Book Awards

| By Tiffany Schofield | The Laramie Book Awards, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards, recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the Americana and western fiction genre. With the announcement of winners on April 9, 2022, we’re hopeful that our two nominated titles, Raid of Souls and Never Let Go, will … Read more

Five Star Titles Win Will Rogers Medallion Awards

| By Tiffany Schofield | Homespun, unflinchingly honest, a natural humorist, and prolific writer, Will Rogers’s legend has been celebrated since 2008 with the Will Rogers Medallion Awards, recognizing outstanding western literature. Five Star Publishing is proud of their recently announced 2021 Medallion Award winners, including first place in Western Fiction for The Sons of … Read more

Round Up these Western Award Winners and Finalists

| By Gale Staff | Gritty, authentic, and filled with larger-than-life personalities, Westerns remain a perennial favorite of readers. Five Star Publishing, proud of its history of providing engaging narratives and characters, is pleased to announce that seven of its titles have been recognized as 2020 Spur Award-Winners and Finalists from the Western Writers of … Read more

Five Star Finalists for 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Announced

| By Gale Staff | A prolific writer and beloved entertainer Will Rogers once said, “In Hollywood, the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.” Given Will’s perspective, we’re especially proud to announce that seven Five Star Publishing titles have … Read more

Women Writing the West Announces the 2017 WILLA Award Winners

The WILLA Literary Awards honors the best in literature, featuring women’s or girls’ stories set in the West that are published each year. Women Writing the West (WWW), a non-profit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, underwrites and presents the nationally recognized award annually at the WWW Fall Conference. … Read more

Westerns: From Hollywood to Print

Westerns, the most popular Hollywood genre from the early 20th century to the 1960s, are characterized by the life of a nomadic cowboy armed with a revolver and rifle riding a horse, representing the wild, wild West. They are known to embody the spirit, the struggle, and the demise of the new frontier, but the genre doesn’t … Read more