Humor Book Contest

Deadline Extended to September 1, 2015

SEEKING HUMOR BOOKS: Grand Prize $100 Amazon Card

Humor Writers here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.”

We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace hard topics through the use of humor. We also encourage picture books to include Children, YA and Adults. [Learn more ...]

Owen Badgett and Mary Kaye at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Lewistown

Owen Badgett and Mary Kaye will appear Aug 13-16, 2015 in Lewistown, MT during the 30th Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Owen is the featured subject of Mary Kaye's new CD. [more...]
Singer songwriter Mary Kaye

MUSINGS FROM THE PRAIRIE
"My great uncle was Vern Thomason from Jordan area; since he also raised sheep we assume he may have taken the wool to Ingomar for shipping. We had some contact with him long ago, before he died; and we were able to go out to the old ranch with permission from the current owner (about forty years ago now). He told a story to my youngest brother, about a man who murdered someone in the area; and the law was going to be some days away at that time...
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LINDA LOU: Although Owen Badgett does not do email we got Peggy’s story to him by phone. And we will ask around for more information about the sheepherders that frequented Ingomar, and share with readers. Thanks Peggy!

"I knew Owen years ago when I lived in Miles City. I still have a poetry book that he autographed for me. Its in a box but I still have it! Owen used to come down to the Hole In The Wall where a bunch of us girls worked and he would come down and say hey and hang out for a bit.:) I hope he had a good turn-out at the Museum last night." - Stephani S-C.

Camp IOU News

Owen Badgett Performs at 1st Annual Cowboy Up Winter Camp, Miles City

Eastern Montana cowboy poet, Owen Badgett, featured in the documentary “The Gypsy Cowman,” performed at the First Annual Cowboy Up Winter Camp, a Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering in Miles City, MT. Owen and Bob Petermann are shown wowing the crowd with their inspired version of the Ragged Old Flag, performed by Owen, with Bob singing and playing America the Beautiful. The event was hosted at the Historic Olive Hotel in Miles City, Jan 20-21, 2012. Everybody had a great time!