SWWLogoColor_190x150SouthWest Writers (SWW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft and further their careers. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SWW serves writers of all skill levels in every fiction and nonfiction genre. We are 95% supported by membership dues and the fees charged for events. Donations are welcome!

Take a few minutes to browse our site and learn about our first and second anthologies, our new KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore, our classes and workshops, and the benefits of membership. If you have any questions, please contact the SWW office. Better yet, visit one of our twice-monthly meetings.

SouthWest Writers:

Where you’ll hear positive stories about the world of writing.
You’ll be encouraged by your peers.
You’ll find helpful people in a crowd of friends—and be inspired.

We hope to see you soon!

Annual Business Meeting — Proposed 2019 Bylaws

The 2019 SWW Annual Business Meeting will take place during the regular membership meeting on October 5th at 10:00 am. In addition to voting for next year’s Executive Committee, the membership will vote to approve changes to the Bylaws last amended in 2015. Members are encouraged to read the 2015 Bylaws and the proposed 2019 Bylaws prior to voting.

Voting for both the Bylaws and the Board of Directors Executive Committee can be done electronically (prior to the meeting) or in person at the October meeting. To receive an electronic ballot via email, request one from the SouthWest Writers office (phone: 505-830-6034 or email: info@swwriters.com). The office will maintain a record of which members voted electronically, but will strip the names of the members from the individual ballots.

At the October meeting, members must check in to receive a ballot which they can fill out and place in the ballot box. The ballots will be counted by election committee members during the break and the results announced immediately after the break before the speaker.


SWW had its beginnings in the early 1980s as New Mexico Romance Writers (NMRW) with five members. By 1985, the organization had grown to about 150 members—and NMRW voted to change its name and open the group to writers of all genres. For more details, read “An Abridged History of SouthWest Writers” by Larry Greenly.

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