• New Mexico Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in New Mexico, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in New Mexico, these are some organizations you might want to check out:



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    A Room of Her Own

    A nonprofit organization providing a unique arts program that helps women writers and artists go the full journey from inspiration, through creative production, and on to the marketplace.


    Albuquerque Museum Foundation

    Offers workshops and writing contests, as well as an annual two-day author festival with panel discussions, readings, and book signings.


    Blue Mesa Review

    A well-known literary magazine published annually by the creative writing department at the University of New Mexico, it runs fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction.


    Drunken Boat 

    Publishes poetry, translations of poetry, reviews of poetry collections and anthologies, interviews with well-known poets or publishers, and email discussions with editors and poets. The magazine also carries features of various poetry presses and magazines.


    El Portal

    Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine published since 1939 offers a venue for the work of writers, artists, and photographers.


    Green River Writers Workshop

    An annual four-day memoir workshop in Las Vegas.


    Helene Wurlitzer Foundation

    One of the oldest artist residence programs in the country, the Foundation serves as a haven for painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, composers, photographers and filmmakers.


    La Sociedad para las Artes

    Hosts free evening readings of national caliber, featuring readers who also offer manuscript consultation to graduate students and craft talks to high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and community members.


    Lannan Foundation

    A family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities.


    Manzano Mountain Review

    An online journal publishing flash and short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork.


    Minor Heron

    An education and literary arts organization. Offers readings, poetry slams and more.


    New Mexico Book Association

    Professional development workshops, monthly networking luncheons, New Mexico’s Book World (a resource guide to the New Mexico book community), a monthly online events calendar, opportunities to show and sell books at major book festivals and trade shows, and more.


    Puerta del Sol 

    In its 47th year of publication, this is the journal of New Mexico State University, dedicated to providing a forum for innovative poetry, prose, drama, criticism and artwork from emerging and established writers and artists.


    Santa Fe Writers Project

    A resource for authors, it offers an internationally recognized literary awards program and an online literary journal fueled by a community of authors who are organized around the Project’s goals and ideas.


    Sky Island Journal

    An online quarterly journal publishing poetry, as well as fiction and creative nonfiction of less than 1,000 words.


    Southwest Book Fiesta

    Brings together authors, publishers and the public for a family-friendly weekend, focusing on nationally recognized as well as local authors, literacy, and learning through seminars and readings.


    SouthWest Writers

    A nonprofit organization devoted to helping both published and unpublished writers improve their craft and further their careers. Located in Albuquerque, it serves writers of all ages worldwide in every fiction and nonfiction genre.


    Taos Summer Writers’ Conference

    An annual week-long gathering that draws writers from all over the country to Taos, New Mexico. Known for its inclusive, nurturing community, the Taos Conference offers numerous week-long and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and screenwriting.


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