2016 SWW Conferences

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The Self Publishing Conference

The Self Publishing Conference in October 2016 was a delightful gathering with more than 50 participants benefitting from the wisdom of 6 accomplished self-published speakers.  Parts of the conference were taped and are available on YouTube.  (see links below)  Also, some of the speakers have included their presentations for your benefit!    To see more Click HERE!


by Conference Manager Joanne Bodin

According to all the feedback received, the Novel Conference was a success on all counts. All attendees who wished to pitch their novels to an editor or agent were able to do so, the speakers were both knowledgeable and entertaining and the proceeds exceeded the cost.  Click Here for more info.


2015 SWW Conferences

Over the years, SouthWest Writers has organized genre conferences that focus on writing mysteries, memoirs, novels, and screenplays.

Novel Conference Slider Sm 3On May 14, 2016, SWW hosted a one-day Novel Conference at New Life Presbyterian in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attendees learned the latest on what publishers are seeking in the mainstream novel market, as well as the mystery/thriller, romance, and children’s/young adult markets. Click here for information about the speakers and their topics. Pitch sessions were offered on a first-come basis—but all who requested a pitch session received one. For Joanne Bodin’s conference report, go to this page.

time-on-book8c1SWW held a one-day Memoir Conference on September 12, 2015. Over 70 attendees learned from professional authors, as well as an agent and editor keen on acquiring memoirs. Click here for information about the speakers and their topics. Morning and afternoon pitch sessions were offered on a first-come basis. Those who did not receive a face-to-face meeting with the agent or editor were given contact information to pitch their projects via email.

If you have comments regarding our 2015 or 2016 events, or ideas for future conferences, please leave a comment below, email SouthWest Writers or call the SWW office at 505-830-6034.


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