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San Juan Writers was formed in 2002 by a small group of New Mexicans with the goal of helping each other master the craft of writing publishable manuscripts.

They invite readers to journey with them, Into the West.

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The san Juan Writers critique group meets weekly. It is not currently accepting new members.

The San Juan Writer Facebook group shares helpful writing resources and announcements.

San Juan Writers released their first anthology, Into the West, in 2019.

Journey Into the West with

San Juan Writers


Mystery Adventure

Romance Humor

Magical Realism

and Horror

Into the West
Stories by Southwest Writers

Saddle your dreams afore you ride ‘em.
—Mary Webb, English Novelist 1881-1927

  • Unintended Consequences—Terrorist Turkeys
  • A Spiritual Rebirth
  • Bad Times for the Pecos Kid
  • A Day in the Life of Maryanne Winslow
  • Ellie’s Plight
  • The Last Ride
  • Keeps the Bear Woman
  • Claude Stockard’s Dilemma
  • Black-Market Meat
  • The Cattlemen’s Gavel
  • La Marcha de Los Muertos
  • Naomi, Buddy and Me
  • The Blizzard
  • Small Ends

“A well crafted mix of stories”

“Into the West offers a well-crafted mix of stories told by an impressive group of talented authors. Because tales range from tender to tough—with a wide variety in between—there is something to delight every reader.”

Margaret Tessler, Author of Sharon Salazar Mysteries

“Original and gripping”

“Whether immersed in the stark reality of the untamed west of the past, or accepting the unexpected humor in the present, readers will find the writing original and gripping.”

Tekla Dennison Miller, Author of The Warden Wore Pink and Mother Rabbit: The Story of a Playboy Bunny Mother

“A great collection of short stories”

“This is a great collection of short stories. Some will be as comfortable as an old pair of jeans—others will take you well out of your comfort zone. You’ll enjoy each one of them. You can bet your Stetson on that.”

James J. Griffin, Author of Texas Ranger Novels

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