Conceptions Southwest (CSW) is the premier literature and arts publication created by and for the University of New Mexico community. Its staff consists entirely of student volunteers, directed by an editor in chief selected by the UNM Student Publications Board.

Since its inception in 1978, CSW has evolved into the annual publication it is today, providing a forum literature and arts at UNM. Eclipsing its forty-first year in production, CSW continues to contribute to the UNM creative community and legacy.

CSW accepts creative work from all UNM undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students; faculty; staff; and alumni. The submission categories are short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, photography, and open media, which encompasses any art form not otherwise listed, including but not limited to video, music, screenwriting, comics, architecture, and art that defies categorization.

Congratulations to:

Eva Allison – First Prize Winner, sponsored by the English Department for publication of “Apprentice”

Erin Benton​, for publication of: “Breaking a Mirror, Breaking a Gaze, And Facing Your Double in the Mirror”​

Nell Johnson​, for publication of: “Runner of the Woods”​ and “Phobia”

Zoe Perls​, for publication of:

“Dayenu”; “On Going Backwards”;​ “How it Will Happen”​; and “The Body Speaks French (The Body Cannot Speak French)”​

Rosanna Samudio​, for publication of: “For Brown Girls”