|Western Lifestyle Community
A gathering place for Western Writers, Cowboy Poets and Old Western Movie Buffs.
If you have an interest in the American West you’ve come to the right place.
Relax, stay awhile, take your hat off and make yourself at home. Read a western story or two.
We have a barn full.
You can even watch an old western movie or television show.
You’re more than welcome to roam around some. Click a few buttons and see where they
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2011 Rope and Wire Short Story Competition
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THE SIDE TRAIL
From satire to science fiction.
From time to time, published authors submit excellent stories to Rope and Wire. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, they just don't fit the western theme of this site.
I've always hated passing them up, but I felt like I had to let them go.
It has been a dilemma for me since I first started Rope and Wire, but I think I may have finally decided on a reasonable solution.
I have decided to create a new page in the bunkhouse section of Rope and Wire. I’m calling it
the "Side Trail”.
It will NOT be one of the main sections of this site, but rather a sub-section created for the entertainment of those who visit the Bunkhouse section of Rope and Wire.
The Side Trail will be open to submissions by published authors only. To submit a story and have it posted to this page, authors will still need to follow the Rope and Wire submission guidelines, (except for the fact that the submission must be a western), as well as have authored at least one published novel.
Enjoy your ride along Rope and Wires' Side Trail.
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WHAT DO WE OFFER YOU?
SHORT STORIES AND TALL TALES of the western variety, need we say more.
COWBOY POETRY written by some of our countries best of western authors.
WESTERN B MOVIES, Watch over 100 western movies, right from your computer.
COUNTRY HUMOR, we all need a good laugh now and again.
COOK STOVE, country recipes and much more.
AUTHORS HERALD, Learn more about published western authors and their latest books.
Plus...eCards, My Place, Interviews with Western authors and so much more.
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- We will work hard to become your PREMIER WESTERN website.
- We will always offer our readers the highest quality content possible.
- We will always be honest, up front and above board.
- We will always do right by those who submit content to ROPE AND WIRE.
- We will always reflect our belief in God, country and the western way of life.