The button to publish the eleventh edition of The Guilded Pen—New Beginnings on Amazon was pressed Monday, March 6, 2023, later than usual, but we're convinced it's our best anthology yet. The link for both paperback copy and ebook orders is live. We expect the ebook version to go live in the next few days.
The anthology consists of a collection of the writings from members of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. Authors drew inspiration from the title, colored their writing with imagination and true-grit life experiences, and crafted it into stories, essays and poetry that chronicle the real, glimpse the surreal, or inspire visions of what lies ahead.
The volume features contributions from ShuJen Walker Askew, Gered Beeby, R.J. Black, Charles Braithwaite, M. Lee Buompensiero, Lawrence Carleton, Sheri Sherman Cohen, Al Converse, Janice Coy, Nick DiCarlo, Robert Doublebower, Chloe Kerns Edge, Leslie Ferguson, Leonore Greiner, KC Grifant, Janet Hafner, Margaret Harmon, Peggy Hinaekian, Dora Klinova, Leon Lazarus, Tom Leech, Pennell Paugh, Stephen Paugh, Richard Peterson, Ty Piz, Frank Primiano, B.H. Riffenburgh, Cyril Roseman, Patrick Ross, Mardie Schroeder, Sarah Turitto, Wanjiru Warama, Ruth Wallace, Lara Yamada, and Ken Yaros.
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 tenth anniversary anthology was a milestone for the Guild, and brought together our membership and local booksellers.
The tenth edition of The Guilded Pen—The Power of Ten launch event was held on October 25, 2021. This anniversary anthology is a collection of the writings from members of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. Authors drew inspiration from the title, colored their writing with imagination and true-grit life experiences, and crafted it into stories, essays and poetry that chronicle the real, glimpse the surreal, or inspire visions of what lies ahead.
The Guild's tenth anniversary edition, The Power of Ten, is available through booksellers listed below
Read this collection of poetry, essays, memoir tales and imaginative short stories drawing inspiration from life on the California coast, people and places as far afield as South Africa, or locales that exist only in the author's imaginations.
Whether chronicling life in the ordinary, or teetering on the fringes of the bizarre, Strange Happenings challenges the mundane, embraces the surreal, and stretches the imagination beyond earthly realms.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Asher, R.J. Black, Marcia Buompensiero, Lawrence Carleton, Al Converse, Janice Coy, E.M. Criman, Robert Doublebower, Sally Eckberg, Chloe Kerns Edge, Sarah Faxon, Cornelia Feye, Irene Flynn, Robert Gilberg, HR Goold, KC Grifant, Janet Hafner, Theresa Halvorsen, Margaret Harmon, Peggy Hinaekian, Rebecca Jane, Dora Klinova, Melody A. Kramer, Leon Lazarus, Richard Lederer, Tom Leech, Cheryl Lendvay, Valerie Looper, Syd Love, Cary Lowe, Michael J. McMahon, Yvonne Nelson Perry, Ty Piz, Frank Primiano, Phil Pryde, Cyril Roseman, Miriam Schraer, Mardie Schroeder, Barbara Sirignano, Candita Wager-Bezold, ShuJen Walker, Amy Wall, Ruth L. Wallace, Nico Waters, Gary Winters, John Yamada, Lara Yamada, Kenneth Yaros, and Sandra Yeaman.
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 — No longer available