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.

The 2021 Anthology Theme Acknowledges It Will Be Our Tenth Edition

At the November membership meeting, the Guild Anthology editors, Marcia Buompensiero and Rivkah Sleeth, announced the theme for the 2021 anthology will be The Power of Ten.

The only requirement to meet this theme is that the first line of each piece must include the word or number 10.

The theme was selected in part to acknowledge that the 2021 anthology will be the Guild's 10th, and we all thought that deserved a celebration.

Watch for announcements about the submission period. The editors hope to open it earlier than usual in order to get the work done to release the anthology earlier.

Strange Happenings, the 2020 Edition of The Guilded Pen, Is Now Available

paperback version
ebook version

The 2020 anthology is here.

Because 2020 is not like any other year, we're doing things a little differently.

First, we revealed the cover early, along with the announcement that the winner of the cover contest is Grey Castle Publishing. We think the image caught the theme perfectly.

Next, we encouraged you to join your fellow members in taking our anthology to #1 on the Amazon best seller list by preordering ahead of the official release. We look forward to seeing whether that effort will bring the anthology into Amazon's best seller rating.

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

How can I get a copy of past editions of The Guilded Pen?

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

 2019 8th edition

2018 7th edition

2017 6th edition

2016 5th edition

2015 4th edition

2014 3rd edition

2013 2nd edition and 2012 1st edition—Not available

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