Help Support SWW

SouthWest Writers is proud to serve writers in our community through classes, workshops, conferences, and monthly meetings, as well as an annual contest and a monthly newsletter.

We’re a volunteer organization, grateful for donations from supporters who share our love of writing and reading. Here are several ways to help SouthWest Writers:

Shop through AmazonSmile

Many people shop on Amazon for books and movies, and (especially now with COVID) many are also purchasing groceries. Amazon donates a percentage of all its sales to non-profit organizations. You can choose SouthWest Writers as the organization that receives the donation generated by your purchases. (Note that this does NOT increase the price of your items.)

To enroll in the program go to They will step you through the process, or to make it easier to select SWW as your charity, go to AmazonSmile Setup on our website where you’ll find instructions with screenshots.

Shop at Bookworks

Bookworks is one of Albuquerque’s last remaining local, independent bookstores. As a member of the Bookworks Affiliate Program, SWW receives a commission for books purchased through our assigned link. Bookworks believes that when a visitor “shops at Bookworks online, they experience the knowledge and passion of independent booksellers who share their love of books with their customers and their communities. They will also gain access to information and news about authors, store events, myriad recommendations, and access to a database of over five million titles.” When you shop with Bookworks, you support SWW and a local bookseller.


Your donation to SWW (a nonprofit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization) is a tax-deductible gift that benefits writers. Ways to give:
– Earmark a donation for a specific cause such as the scholarship fund (enable a writer who may not otherwise afford membership), or the Bob Gassaway Student Writer Grant (give a boost to a motivated high school or college student who would like to become a member).
– Leave a bequest or instructions for friends and loved ones to remember SWW in lieu of flowers.
– Donate to celebrate birthdays, holidays, or for no reason at all.

Donations are accepted through the SWW office (3200 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 114, Albuquerque, NM 87110), or scroll down and use the online donation form.


SouthWest Writers could not exist without its wonderful volunteers. To find out how to donate your time to an organization dedicated to helping writers succeed, contact the SWW office at

If you’d like to make a monetary donation, please fill out the form below. Thank you for your support!

  • SWW will use your donation where it's most needed, unless you specify the scholarship fund or the Bob Gassaway Student Writer Grant. Thank you!
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