We invite you to be a part of Southwest Books of the Year

Readers across the Southwest LOVE regional literature, be it fiction and mystery, natural history, poetry, history, art, or food. Our corner of the world demands to be written—and read—about.

That’s why Pima County Public Library has published Southwest Books of the Year for more than 4 decades. This publication stands alone as the nation’s only ongoing guide to everything current and contemporary in the literature of our region.

We want you to be a part of it!

Submit review copies of relevant titles for this year’s edition by October 7, 2024. Relevant titles include books set in the southwest or about the southwest, published any time between October 2023 – November 2024.

Postmarked by October 7, 2024 and mailed to:

Pima County Public Library
Attn: Literary Arts Librarian
101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson AZ 85701

What we're looking for

Southwest Books of the year reviewers are looking for well-written books with popular appeal that are focused on the southwest. Additional criteria may be applied within the given categories, including, but not limited to the following:

Previously Participating Publishers

Algonquin Books


Arte Público Press

Ballantine Books

Bandit Press

Barefoot Books

BearManor Media

Blue Moon Publishers

BOA Editions, Ltd.

Brash Books

Candlewick Press

Charlesbridge Publishing

Chelsea Green Publishing

Cinco Puntos Press

Counterpoint Press

Crown Publishing Group, The

Curiosity Quills Press


Flatiron Books

Four Way Books

FSG Originals

G. P. Putnam's Sons

Grand Canyon Association

Graywolf Press

Greater Tucson Fire Foundation

Grove Atlantic


Little Brown & Company

LPD Press

Midnight Ink

Minotaur Books

Monacelli Press, The

Mulholland Books

Museum of New Mexico Press

Nan A. Talese

Neal Porter Books

New Press, The

Pen-L Publishing

Poisoned Pen Press

powerHouse Books

Public Affairs Books

Published by the Author

Random House

Reclmation Press

Red Hen Press

Rio Grande Books

Rio Nuevo Publishers

Riverhead Books

Saga Press

Sasquatch Books

Second Story Press

Seventh Street Books

Skyhorse Publishing

St. Martin's Press

Sterling Children's Books

TCU Press

Texas A&M University Press

Texas State Historical Association

This Earth Press

Thrums Books

Torrey House Press


Twin Feather Publishing


University of Arizona Press

University of Nebraska Press

University of Nevada Press

University of New Mexico Press

University of North Texas Press

University of Oklahoma Press

University of Texas Press

University Press of Colorado


W.W. Norton & Company

William Morrow

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