About

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Who We Are . . .

We are a group of writers and editors dedicated to improving our skills and helping others do the same. Our mission: promote, support and encourage the writing arts for adults and youth.

Founded in 1979 as a non-profit, the Guild is believed to be the oldest writer organization in the region.

Benefits of Membership

  • Attendance at monthly Guild meetings at no charge;
  • Monthly Guild newsletter;
  • Periodic email newsletter;
  • Reduced fees for Guild-sponsored workshops;
  • Network with other members;
  • Access to critique groups;
  • Listing in the annual directory (distributed to members only);
  • A discount on workshops, seminars as prescribed by the Board of Directors;
  • Opportunity to participate in the manuscript review program, for which a fee is charged;
  • The privilege of displaying and selling your own work at all meetings;
  • Opportunity to submit work for publishing in The Guilded Pen anthology;
  • Opportunity to market yourself and your work with a listing in the Speakers Bureau;
  • Opportunity to have a listing on the Members’ Works page, which benefits both you and the Guild;
  • Opportunity to borrow references from other members found on the Virtual Library (and share your own if you would like to list any you would be willing to loan); and
  • Participation in the monthly Marketing Support Group.

Our Board of Directors

Our History

Thanks to the founders, since the winter of 1979 the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild has provided a place to relieve the feelings Hemingway expressed when he remarked, "Writing is a lonely occupation. In doing so the Guild has proudly played an important role as part of the San Diego writing scene. People from all over the region come in search of support and to share their talents... more...

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  1. Hello my name is David Morse and im attempting to create a short story. Im looking to join a group of writers or people who are trying to get whats is inside their heads onto paper to share with others, It sounds like your guild does exactly that. Are you welcoming new members ? And if so, may i have the privilege of applying for consideration of inclusion to the guild thank you vert much for your time and consideration, gratefully submitted by David Morse

    1. Hi, David,

      My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. We now have so many ways to communicate with us I guess we run the risk of a message falling through the cracks. And that’s what happened with your message.

      We welcome new members at any time. You can apply online. Look for the “Join the Guild” page. Our dues are $36 per year, prorated to $3 per month when someone joins after January.

      Our next meeting is Monday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. We meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center at 3851 Rosecrans, SanDiego, CA 92110. Please feel free to attend to see if our organization provides what you are looking for.

      Sandra
      SDW/EG webmaster and social media manager

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