cowboyChanticleer Book Reviews is proud to announce the First Place Category Winners for the 2013 Laramie Awards, a division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions.



The Laramie Awards recognize emerging new works and outstanding authors in the genre of Western Fiction.

The Overall First Place Genre Winner for the Laramie Awards 2013 is:

Dale B. Jackson, Unbroke Horses

Congratulations to the Laramie Awards 2013 1st Place Category Winners:

Mystery:  Double or Nothing by Meg Mims

Action/Adventure:  Haunted Falls by Ken Farmer & Buck Stienke

Historical Fiction:  Because of the Camels by Brenda Blair

Civil War:  Ford at Valverde by Anita Melillo

Prairie Pioneer:  They Rode Good Horses by Dale B. Jackson

Literary Western:  Unbroke Horses by Dale B. Jackson

First Novel:  Confessions of  a Gunfighter by Tell Cotten

Best Manuscript: “Lick Creek” by Deborah Lincoln

  • First Place Category Winners of the Laramie Awards for Western Fiction 2013 competed for  Overall 1st Place and the Laramie Awards BEST BOOK 2013.
  • 1st Place Overall Genre winners will then compete for the position of Chanticleer Book Reviews Grand Prize Blue Ribbon 2013 and CBR’s BEST BOOK 2013. 
  • The deadline for submitting entries to the Laramie Awards 2013 was July 31st, 2013.
  • The submissions deadline for the Laramie  Awards 2014 was July 31st, 2014.
  • The deadline for the Laramie Awards 2015 is July 31st, 2015.

Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media congratulates the Laramie Awards 2013 Finalists.  Thank you for participating in CBR’s Blue Ribbon writing competitions.

Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media retains the right to not declare “default winners.” Winning works are decided upon merit only. Please visit our Contest Details page for more information about our writing contest guidelines.

CBR’s rigorous writing competition  standards are why literary agencies and publishers seek out our winning manuscripts and self-published novels. Our high standards are also why our reviews are trusted among booksellers and book distributors.

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