Our Western Flash contest is all wrapped up! We want to thank everyone who submitted their wonderful stories. It has been an absolute blast reading them all.

Let’s get into why you’re really here.

The winners are…

Fourth Place

Liquid Courage by Aeryn Rudel

Third Place

Hell's Sheriff by Damon Garn

Second Place

Played Out by Madeleine Pelletier

First Place

Second Chances in the West by D. Roe Shocky

Congratulations to all who placed!

The Runner-Ups

These stories were really close to entering the top four!

A Babe Story by Benjamin DeHaan

Snake Oil by Austen Read-McFarland

Siren of the Desert by Stefan Slater

All of our runner-ups will be featured in our special contest collection, Monster Flash, which is going live on Kindle and other digital markets soon!

What’s Next

The winning stories will be published online throughout April, starting with Liquid Courage by Aeryn Rudel on April 3rd. We will continue to publish the winning stories on Fridays (or Thursdays if you subscribe to us).

We are also publishing a digital collection that will feature all of the winning stories, plus the runner-ups. The collection, Tales From the Weird Weird West, will be available on Kindle and other online platforms soon.

Thanks, again, to all of you who participated in the contest! We’re incredibly lucky to have such talented writers submit their tales to us.