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Bold New Changes at The Western Online

In honor of the two year anniversary of the site, a plethora of changes have arrived at The Western Online.

Instead of being a "for the love" market, The Western Online is now a token market. We will offer a token payment of $5.00 per short story regardless of the length and $3.00 for each piece of artwork or article. In addition to short stories, we will also now publish novella length work that we will serialize and post on a monthly basis.

As a way for the site to generate revenue so that we can pay our contributors, we are launching an online store through Cafepress.com where we will earn a percentage of the sales called The Western Online Mercantile. You can buy t-shirts, coffee mugs, bumper stickers, calenders and all sorts of cool stuff. We will always be adding new items to the store, so check back often.

As part of the celebration, we have tons of new content.  We have published two new historical articles, an exclusive interview with Kenneth Mark Hoover, a new episode of our Western comic strip - "Jud Nelson - Texas Ranger," some spectaular Western artwork by Ken Consaul, two new short stories, and the first installment of a serialized novella, "The Call Chronicles" by Kathi Sprayberry.

I have written a new edition of our editorial article, The Roundup: Bold New Changes at The Western Online. It details all of the changes and our plans for the future.

To check out all of our latest updates, stop by The Western Online today! Be sure to leave us a comment on the blog or somewhere on the site. We'd love to hear from you.