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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I find out about the history of the Guild?

  2. Who are the Board members? 

  3. What do the Board members do?

  4. Why should I consider joining the Guild?

  5. What are the benefits of membership?

  6. How can I find out about Guild meetings?

  7. Where can I learn more about the Guild's Anthology?

  8. What is the Manuscript Review Program?

  9. What information can I find on the blog page?

  10. Can I submit a guest post to the blog? If so, how?

  11. How do I reach someone on the Board with a question?

  12. Can I subscribe to the Guild's newsletter and notices of upcoming events? 


  1. Where can I find out about the history of the Guild?

    You can learn more about the Guild by hovering over in the top menu and clicking on the History of the SDWEG. Under the About tab, you can also find information about the Guild’s bylaws, board of directors, and official proclamation.

    On a mobile device, look for the three lines at the top left of the screen. Click on those lines to open the menus.


  2. Who are the Board members? 

    Here are the members on our current Board of Directors:

    • Sandra Yeaman, President provided a Webmaster is identified, and Financial Administrator

    • Wendy Matthews, Vice President

    • Edna Trigo, Secretary and Membership Chair

    • Marcia Buompensiero, Treasurer 

    • Penny Paugh, Director at Large, Events Coordinator and Indie Marketing Chair

    • ShuJen Walker, Director at Large and Manuscript Review Coordinator

    • Susan Carter, Director at Large and Roundup Editor

    • Nico Waters, Director at Large and Marketing Chair

    • Janet Travers, Member at Large and Marketing Assistant

    • Vacant, Member at Large

    • Mardie Schroeder, Past President

    To find information about our current board members, check under the About tab and click Board of Directors.


  3. What do the Board members do?

    The SDWEG Board of Directors manage the affairs and operations of the Guild. The Board holds monthly meetings and will vote on matters regarding the Guild. To find out more about the operations of the Board, check out the SDWEG Bylaws page.

  4. Why should I consider joining the Guild?

    Check out links under the Join Us option in the top menu.



    To reach the Join Us link on a mobile device, select the three lines representing the menu in the top left of the website.


    Becoming a member of the Guild gives you access to a supportive community of writers and editors and offers a variety of benefits.

  5. What are the benefits of membership?

    Benefits include access to marketing and writing assistance, the Guild’s monthly newsletter, workshop discounts, and more. You can find a full list of the membership benefits under the Join Us tab, on the Your Membership Benefits page.


  6. How can I find out about Guild meetings?



    To reach the Events link on a mobile device, select the three lines representing the menu in the top left of the website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Guild meetings occur the 4th Monday of every month and are free for members. To learn more about Guild meetings or register for workshops and other events, check out the Events tab. Other events of general interest sponsored by other local organizations are also listed among the Events.

  7. Where can I learn more about the Guild's Anthology?

    To reach the Anthology link on a mobile device, select the three lines representing the menu in the top left of the website.

    The San Diego Writer’s Guild produces an annual anthology that features work from our Guild members. To learn more about the current anthology here, or submit to the current anthology select the link from the top menu. 

  8. What is the Manuscript Review Program?


    To reach the Manuscript Review Program link on a mobile device, select the three lines representing the menu in the top left of the website.


    The Manuscript Review Program is a membership benefit where you can send up to 30 pages of your writing for evaluation. Your work will be assigned a rating by a panel of anonymous reviewers. This rating can be shown to editors, agents, or be used for other promotional purposes. 

    To learn more about the manuscript review process, check out the the Manuscript Review Program page for more information.

  9. What information can I find on the blog page?


    The Blog page offers a multitude of information, including news about writing events, author interviews, and other useful resources for Guild members. Members who wish to be featured in an interview for the blog should contact Andrea Glass through the website at this page.



    To reach the Blog link on a mobile device, select the three lines representing the menu in the top left of the website.


  10. Can I submit a guest post to the blog? If so, how?

    Members may submit guest blog posts for review to determine if the topic is relevant for our membership. If the Board's review comittee determines the post is appropriate, a member of the website admin team will either post the content for you or work with you to allow you to post it yourself. The level of your familiarity with blogging platforms as well as your wishes will be part of the determination of how to publish the post.

  11. How do I reach someone on the Board with a question?

    You can send an email to the Guild on our Contact page.



    To reach the Contact link on a mobile device, select the three lines representing the menu in the top left of the website.

    Contact messages are routed to the Board’s secretary, who determines which Board member should respond. For media inquiries, or to conduct an interview with one of our Board members, you can reach out through the Media page, located under the Contact tab.

    To contact individual Board members, check out the Board of Directors page under the About tab where email addresses for several are listed.



  12. Can I subscribe to the Guild's newsletter and notices of upcoming events?

    To subscribe to the Guild’s newsletter and notices of upcoming events, scroll to the bottom half of the Contact page and fill out the provided form.


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