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Give Grande NM Today!

Today is the day–Give Grande!  The Southwest Festival of the Written Word has been awarded a $1,000 matching grant, which means that as soon as we receive $1,000 in donations through Give Grande New Mexico today, it doubles to $2,000!!  Your donation helps the Festival remain free of charge to the public!  Look for us and hundreds of other New Mexico nonprofits at

The SWFWW Committees are already planning the 2015 Festival and its 2014-2015 Prologue events–both fundraisers and non-fundraisers.  Please “stay tuned” for upcoming workshops and other wordy activities!


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We respectfully acknowledge that the entirety of southwestern New Mexico is the traditional territory, since time immemorial, of the Chis-Nde, also known as the people of the Chiricahua Apache Nation. The Chiricahua Apache Nation is recognized as a sovereign Native Nation by the United States in the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Friendship of 1 July 1852 (10 Stat. 979) (Treaty of Santa Fe ratified 23 March 1853 and proclaimed by President Franklin Pierce 25 March 1853).

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Mimbres Press of Western New Mexico University is a traditional academic press that welcomes agented and unagented submissions in the following genres: literary fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, memoir, poetry, children’s books, historical fiction, and academic books. We are particularly interested in academic work and commercial work with a strong social message, including but not limited to works of history, reportage, biography, anthropology, culture, human rights, and the natural world. We will also consider selective works of national and global significance.