SouthWest Writers (SWW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft and further their careers.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 five publications — Seeing the World in 20/20 (2020), SouthWest Writers 2019 Winners Anthology, KiMo Theatre: Fact & Folklore (2019), SouthWest Writers Sage Anthology (2018), and The Storyteller’s Anthology (2014) — as well as 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 (currently on Zoom).

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!


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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Previous Annual Contest Winners 2004-2014

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