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