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The SDW/EG web page for Members’ Works is open to any member who would like to list either books or articles published in peer reviewed or edited professional journals or popular magazines.Your listing puts your book in front of visitors to the website and lets the public know the variety of titles our members write. If you would like to be listed, look at the page and send the appropriately formatted reference(s) to Sandra Yeaman, Social Media Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about becoming a member, check out the Join the Guild page.
Each month, on the fourth Monday but adjusted for federal holidays when necessary, the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild invites speakers to share their experience as authors, editors, publishers, publicists, and marketing specialists. There is no cost to SDW/EG members for these presentations. A $5.00 fee is requested from non-members.
Speakers and programs in the past two years have included the following:
- Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, Humor in Business Writing
- Charlene Baldridge, My Writing and All It Entails
- Carolyn Wheat: Author of Suspense and Mystery
- Richard Lederer: Celebrating Shakespeare
- Margaret Harmon: Character-Building: Literary Games
- Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock: the Jim Croce Story
- Alan Kilpatrick, Ph.D.: Crafting Plays
- Kathleen B Jones, Ph.D.: Biography and Hannah Arendt
- Larry Edwards: How He Did It (Self-publishing and marketing)
- Richard Lederer: Monsters Unleashed
- Kathi Diamant: The Art of Giving and Receiving Critiques
- Judy Reeves: “First Paragraphs and What They Must Do”
- Hutton Marshall: editor of the San Diego Uptown News
- Zoe Ghahremani: The Arc of a Writer
- Bonnie ZoBell: Writing What Happens
- Donna Eckstein: Telling Your Story
- Alan Russell: Ghostwriting
- Jefferson Parker: Writing a Hometown Story
The Board of Directors is always interested to know of speakers members would like to invite for meetings. To suggest a speaker, send a message to email@example.com.
Members of The San Diego Writers/Editors Guild are available for presentations to groups in San Diego county. Members willing to speak may be listed on the website’s Speakers Bureau page. To be listed on this page, members should provide the text to briefly inform groups looking for speakers about the specialty topics for presentations as well as an image of any book covers to be included on the page. Send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups looking for speakers are required to make arrangements for presentations directly with an individual listed on the page. Speakers available are listed alphabetically with their contact information.
Manuscript Review is one of the benefits of being a member of SDW/EG. Members of the Guild may submit up to 30 pages of their novel, short fiction or memoir for evaluation by the Guild’s Recommendation Committee. The fee is $20.
The Committee members will critique the manuscript and assign a rating, either Highest Recommendation, Highly Recommended, Recommended or No Recommendation. This evaluation can then be used by the author when contacting agents, editors and publishers.
For instructions on how to submit your manuscript, see the Manuscript Review page on this website.
It is even more convenient to join SDW/EG – we now have PayPal, and credit card capability to accept and process dues and purchases. The web site provides current blogs, notices and other information of interest. It is never too late to be included in the Speakers Bureau or the Members’ Works page. The Marketing Support Group is a high-energy group to share, ask, discuss, and get ideas. It is becoming more popular to receive the newletter in digital form as well as, or instead of, the paper copy. It isn’t too early to give some thought to your submission for the next anthology – new in 2015: also in e-book form. Consider joining the new SDW/EG program for supporting the writing of youth.
SDW/EG members receive a monthly newsletter, The Writer’s Life, with information about the Guild’s activities and program as well as tidbits of interest to writers, editors, publishers, and marketers.
The Writer’s Life is a resource for members to share information of general interest with other members and guests. Members are encouraged to submit their success stories to the newsletter editor, Ruth Leyse-Wallace (email@example.com), for inclusion in the “Tip of the Hat” column. The editor also welcomes information about upcoming presentations by members in other venues.
Highlights from the newsletter are often included as short posts on the Guild’s website as well, expanding their reach. Available space in The Writer’s Life is limited. Longer pieces can be placed on the website. To submit items for the website, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recent years, efforts to create a lending library, exclusively for Guild members, have been undertaken. An initial list was formed with input from Gered Beeby, Ruth Leyse-Wallace, and Linda Loegel. This “Virtual Library” is now accessible via the Guild web site.
There are no set lending rules. Each loan transaction will be resolved by the members involved – agreements between one professional and another. This vast amount of information can be shared for the benefit of everyone.
For those members wishing to make their books available to loan, simply provide the information to Gered Beeby at email@example.com or Phone: 760-436-6312). Be sure to include your e-mail and telephone contacts.
For more information about the books members are willing to lend, see the Virtual Library page.
The 2015 edition of The Guilded Pen will be released at our November meeting. Being published in the Guild’s annual Anthology is a member benefit that also benefits the Guild.
Since 2012, the Guild has published an anthology of work by members, a compilation of short stories, poems, and imaginative essays by our members. As the Guild’s only fund-raising project, all proceeds from anthology sales help to continue our Mission: To promote, support and encourage the writing arts for adults and youth.
All members of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild are eligible to submit work to the anthology. Requests for submission for the fifth edition will be announced in the spring of 2016.
Copies of past editions of the anthology can be ordered through the Anthology page of this website or at our regular meetings, the fourth Monday of each month. And in November, the fourth edition will be available.
“Ask and You Shall Receive” – an uplifting lecture on spiritual adventures.
A presentation on manifesting what you ask for with the Law of Attraction by Carolyn Jaynes, M.A., San Diego author of Sprinkles from Heaven – Stories of Serendipity, on Amazon.com.
The lecture will be held at the regular 11:00 am church service on Sunday, November 1st with a book signing afterwards. Love donation.
3777 – 42nd Street
San Diego, CA 92105
Near University Ave.