San Diego Writers, Ink Notices

The following notices are from San Diego Writers, Ink, a separate organization from San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. Our two organizations have similar missions, though we offer different activities. For that reason, many Guild members are also members of San Diego Writers, Ink. Find out more about San Diego Writers, Ink by checking out their website.

September $25 Membership Deal

San Diego Writers, Ink is running a membership special for Individual Annual Memberships (both new and renewal). For $25, you get a year of discounted tuition rates and FREE submission to a Year in Ink. With reading fees of $5 per submission, up to 8 submissions, the $40 can go towards a membership getting you free submission into the anthology and all kinds of membership perks. If you're already a member with SDWI, your renewal will kick in at the end of your current membership. For example, if your current membership ends on November 30, your renewal will extend through November 2021.

Submissions are now open for A Year in Ink: Volume 14!

The exciting time has come for the next publication of A Year In Ink. A Year in Ink (YII) is an anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers, published each year by San Diego Writers, Ink. The annual publication represents a sampling of the tangible results of our community’s diligent scribbles. Submissions can include short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, satire, flash fiction/nonfiction, and poetry. Every year our anthology authors are a diverse group of students, members, instructors, new writers, aspiring authors, and frequently published veterans. This year’s anthology will be edited by the wonderful and talented, Tia Meredith.

SDWI is waiving the San Diego residency requirements for this year only. As long as you have taken a class with San Diego Writers, Ink since the start of the pandemic (March 2020), or are a current member of SDWI regardless of your current location, you are eligible for submission.

They are accepting submissions in the following categories: 

  • Flash Fiction/Nonfiction: Submit up to three pieces, double-spaced. Maximum 1,000 words per flash.
  • Poetry: Submit up to three poems, single-spaced. Maximum 35 lines per poem.
  • Prose: No more than two entries. Includes fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and novel excerpts. Double-spaced. Maximum 1,750 words each.

Please see their website for the entire list of Submission Guidelines including information about Reading Fees and how to submit your stories! If you still have questions regarding the anthology, please email all inquiries to submissions@sandiegowriters.org

Volunteer to be a First Reader

If you would like to be further involved in the anthology process, SDWI is looking for a few more volunteer readers for A Year in Ink, Volume 14. As a first reader, you will be responsible for vetting 20 submissions to then be passed on to anthology editor, Tia Meredith, for final consideration. Please fill out this Google Form to confirm participation as a reader for the next volume of the AYII anthology.

Calling All Artists

SDWI has a collaboration opportunity with Inspirations Galleries to create an online gallery to sell your artwork. Ink Spot and Inspirations Galleries are going online and would love to feature your work. Interested parties can send up to three photos of their pieces. Be sure to include the titles, mediums, dimensions, and price of each piece. 70% of the work sold will go to the artist and 30% of the selling price will go to SDWI to help continue funding classes and programs. They also require a bio or artist’s statement and photo. They would like to execute the project in mid-October. They will take submissions until September 15. Artists will be responsible for coordinating drop off to buyers, though SDWI and Inspirations Galleries can help facilitate this in their space at Liberty Station. Please email gallery@sandiegowriters.org with your submissions.

Annual Fall For Writing Conference - October 16, 17, and 18

Mark your calendars because the SDWI annual writing conference and immersive returns the weekend of October 16. This weekend will be an opportunity to immerse yourself in your writing, make real progress towards your goals, learn new skills, and get answers to your writerly questions. It is also an opportunity to sample several of the classes offered by SDWI's fabulous instructors and find the teachers best suited for your creative works. They will be announcing more details in the coming weeks. There will be pre-registration tickets for the entire event as well as individual sessions available for purchase. You won't want to miss this opportunity, especially being offered this year in the virtual space!

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