The Guilded Pen

In 2012, SDWEG introduced The Guilded Pen—First Edition, a compilation of short stories, poems, and imaginative essays by our members. We've been introducing a new edition every year since.

Beginning March 1, 2020, we will accept submissions for the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild 2020 anthology: Strange Happenings: This, That, and The Other Thing: The Guilded Pen, 9th Edition. This is the ninth year that we will publish the short stories, poems, and imaginative essays by our members. The anthology is produced as a fund-raising project for SDWEG, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All royalties from the sale of the anthologies support the mission of the SDWEG which is to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. All questions should be directed to: Rivkah Sleeth, Managing Editor, at guildedpensubmissions@gmail.com

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Submission Period: March 1 through May 30, 2020.
  • Deadline for submissions: May 30, 2020.
  • Submissions are limited to current SDWEG members.
  • If submission has been previously published, author must provide publisher's authorization to reprint the work in the anthology. The copyright for materials published in the anthology remain with the author.
  • Submissions are limited to 4500 words in the aggregate per author.
  • Poetry cannot exceed 35 lines in length.
  • Each submission must fit within the 2020 anthology's theme: Strange Happenings: This, That, and the Other Thing.
  • ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY. NO HARDCOPY submissions will be accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR WORK IN A PDF FORMAT.
  • MICROSOFT WORD IS THE PREFERRED FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS. However, other formats that are Microsoft Word compatible and MAC Pages will be accepted. Author’s name and title of the work must be on the first page only. Submissions should be double-spaced (except for poetry). Use margins of one inch. Type font: Times New Roman in 12 point type. Do not include graphics, such as artwork, as we are unable to include those in the published anthology.
  • Complete a Publication Agreement to submit with your work.
  • Email submission(s) to:
    Rivkah Sleeth, Managing Editor, guildedpensubmissions@gmail.com.

For a printed copy of the submission guidelines, select here.

The Guilded Pen, 8th Edition: Lost, Found, Still Looking, our 2019 anthology, was launched at November 2019 meeting.

The anthology is produced as a fund-raising project for SDWEG, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All royalties from the sale of the anthologies support the mission of the SDWEG which is to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth.

How can I get a copy of the latest The Guilded Pen?

Copies will be available at our monthly meetings for $20 per copy. If you are unable to attend our meeting, copies of the most recent edition may be ordered from Amazon.com.

Can I get past issues of The Guilded Pen?

2018 Anthology Cover FRONT ONLY

Copies of The Guilded Pen, Third through Seventh Editions, may be ordered directly from Amazon. The first two editions are no longer available.

The Guilded Pen, 7th edition, 2018

Available from Amazon.com.

The Guilded Pen, 6th Edition, 2017

Available from Amazon.com

The Guilded Pen, 5th Edition, 2016

Available from Amazon.com

The Guilded Pen, 4th Edition, 2015

Available from Amazon.com

The Guilded Pen, Third edition, 2014

The Guilded Pen, 3rd Edition, 2014

Available from Amazon.com

The Guilded Pen, Second Edition, 2013

The Guilded Pen, 2nd Edition, 2013

Not available 

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The Guilded Pen, 1st Edition, 2012

Not available

 

11 thoughts on “Anthology”

  1. Howdy: Where would I find the guidelines for submitting something for your next anthology? Thanks, Wayne Raffesberger

    1. Hello, Wayne,

      First, we accept submissions only from our members. We would, of course, welcome your joining the Guild and attending our monthly meetings. You can find out more about membership on our Home, About, and Join the Guild pages.

      Second, the requirements for submitting will be announced closer to the time we will begin accepting them, usually in March or April.

      Thanks for your interest in the Guild. I hope we’ll see you soon.

      Sandra Yeaman
      webmaster and social media manager

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