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Monday, 22 March 2010


I couldn't be more delighted to announce that Mathew P Mayo, fellow Black Horse scribe and all around good guy, was shortlisted in the prestigious Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America for the short story, Half a Pig. This is a great honour indeed, not just for Mathew but all us Black Horse guys and gals.

Over to Matt:

My story, “Half a Pig,” in the anthology, A Fistful of Legends, published by Express Westerns, has been selected as a finalist in the Western Writers of America’s 2010 Spur Awards! My good friend John D. Nesbitt won the category, but just to be considered is a real honor for me.

Here’s a link to the list of the 2010 WWA Spur Award Winners and Finalists.

And here’s what WWA says about the Spurs:
“Since 1953, Western Writers of America has promoted and honored the best in Western literature with the annual Spur Awards, selected by panels of judges. Awards, for material published last year, are given for works whose inspiration, image, and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West.”

I’m pleased, to say the least, not only because it’s a great honor for me, but also for all of the fine writers in the anthology in which my story appears: A Fistful of Legends. The book is a top-notch collection of “21 All-New Blazing Tales of the Old West” brimming with pulpy Old West goodness and edited to exacting standards (and it sports an introduction by top-shelf writer James Reasoner–’nuff said).

A Fistful of Legends is available at Amazon, The Book Depository and most other online retailers.


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Matthew P. Mayo said...

Thanks, Gary, for the kind words. Hopefully this will help draw more attention to the fine anthology that is "A Fistful of Legends."