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;
  • Participation at the annual Open Mic Night;
  • Participation at the annual First Page Slam;
  • Monthly Guild newsletter;
  • Periodic email notices;
  • Reduced fees for Guild-sponsored workshops;
  • Network with other members;
  • Listing in the annual directory (distributed to members only);
  • 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 have a listing on the Members’ Works page, which benefits both you and the Guild;
  • Participation in the monthly Marketing Support Group;
  • Participation on the SDWEG Members Only Discussion Board; and
  • Opportunity to have speaking, book signing, and other publicity events listed on the Guild’s Calendar.

Our Board of Directors

Our History

Thanks to the founders, since the winter of 1979 the San Diego Writers and 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...