We are now accepting submissions for The Guilded Pen (7th edition), which is the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild 2018 annual anthology. This is the seventh year that we will publish the short stories, poems, and imaginative essays of general interest written 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 anthology support SDWEG’s mission, which is to promote, support, and encourage the writing art for adults and youth. The submission deadline is July 16, 2018.
Please go to www.sdwritersguild.org/anthology-2/ to download the Submission Guidelines and Publication Agreement. Anthology submissions should be sent to: Marcia Buompensiero, Managing Editor, at email@example.com.
We are now accepting submissions for The Guilded Pen, 7th Edition, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild 2018 anthology. This is the seventh year that we will publish the short stories, poems, and imaginative essays of general interest by our members. This year, we’ve added a “flash fiction” category. 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. Please see the Submission Guidelines and Publication Agreement. Submissions should be sent to: Marcia Buompensiero, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submission Period: April 1 through July 16, 2018
- Deadline for submissions: July 16, 2018
From the May issue of The Writer’s Life
First Call for Open Mic Night: The July 24th meeting of SDW/EG will continue the traditional “Open Mic Night.” Open to the first 18 members who sign up, the evening is pure entertainment–giving members a chance to hear what other members write, a chance to read their work out loud (that first time is sometimes scary), and to give/receive brief written feedback from other members. Each reader is allotted three (yes, three!) minutes to read a selection from his/her own writing, so it behooves readers to time themselves before the event. To read at Open Mic night, members may sign up at the regular meeting with your name, title, and email address, or by emailing Ruth LeyseWallace (email@example.com) with “Open Mic” in the subject line.
Rick Lakin is looking for beta readers for his first novel, a YA sci-fi tale. He is about 8,000 words in, and would like to send out weekly rushes. In exchange for notes and criticism, he will provide a signed copy and include the reader’s name in the Acknowledgements section of his book. Contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Warwick’s “Weekends with Locals” program is currently accepting submissions for author signings to be held at their La Jolla bookstore. To apply, authors must currently reside within San Diego County, and this should be the author’s first event in San Diego. Titles must have been published within the past year. CreateSpace titles will not be considered, and books must be available from distributors Ingram or Baker & Taylor. Does your book qualify? If so, email email@example.com for consideration, or see http://www.warwicks.com/local-authorsubmission-guidelines for more information.
The annual Steve Kowit Poetry Prize opens to submissions on June 15. For more information, see http://www.sdeag.org.
Looking for a place to submit your writing? The Writing Career website has been helping authors connect with freelance opportunities that pay since 2013. Check out these options from that site.
- Anthology – http://writingcareer.com/call-for-anthology-submissions/
- Fiction – http://writingcareer.com/call-for-fiction-submissions/
- Nonfiction – http://writingcareer.com/call-for-nonfiction-submissions/
- Poetry – http://writingcareer.com/call-for-poetry-submissions/
Occasionally other submission opportunities come to the Guild’s attention through our e-mail account or website. Below are two recent arrivals. Please note the Guild does not endorse these opportunities. Review the information carefully and make your own decisions regarding their value to you.
- Positive Writer.com Writing Contest – March 1, 2017, deadline for an anthology of essays intended to inspire someone else with a personal story. No entry fee. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners get Amazon gift cards, autographed books by Jerry B. Jenkins or Bryan Hutchinson, and tuition to Writers Crushing Doubt online course.
- Tales2InspireTM – March 31, 2017, deadline for an anthology of nonfiction inspirational or motivational pieces. No entry fee. Selected pieces will be posted on the Tales2InspireTM website which highlights other platform building benefits of participating in the project.