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We’re gearing up to launch the 2020 edition of The Guilded Pen: Strange Happenings. Because 2020 is not like any other year, we’re doing things a little differently.

First, we’re revealing the cover early, along with the announcement that the winner of the cover contest is Grey Castle Publishing. We think the image caught the theme perfectly.

Next, we’re encouraging you to join your fellow members in taking our anthology to #1 on the Amazon best seller list.

Together we have that power! Here’s how we will meet the challenge.

Click the yellow Add to Cart button below or at the top of the left column of this page to preorder your copy of STRANGE HAPPENINGS. That’s it. Easy. 

Your copy will be shipped straight to your home (or wherever you want to mail all those extra copies) on the day of its launch, October 26, 2020.

When you order, you are making a powerful choice to fund your Guild. Your simple preorder will support programs to help writers and editors grow and improve their skills. 

But wait, there’s more! When you preorder, if you are among the first fifty, you will get a gift valued at $20, a quality, insulated travel mug imprinted with an SDWEG logo as our Thank You for helping expand awareness of SDWEG and increase our sales.

Any way you look at it, this is a win-win-win. Don’t waste this opportunity to get the anthology with fascinating stories of STRANGE HAPPENINGS from almost every perspective, while contributing painlessly to your Guild.

After selecting Add to Cart, you may select the number of books you wish to order. If your Shipping Address does not appear when you go to your Shopping Cart, please add it there or send an email message with your mailing address to If you wish to have books shipped to more than one address, send those instructions to

Note that our pre-order process is on the Guild’s website, not on Below is the description of the anthology that will appear on when the anthology is officially launched on October 26.

The ninth edition of the Guilded Pen―Strange Happenings is a collection of poetry, essays, memoir tales, and imaginative short stories by authors drawing inspiration from life on the California coast, people and places as far afield as South Africa, or locales that exist only in the authors’ 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.

SDWEG is a nonprofit, member-supported organization whose members are drawn from the literary community and is dedicated to promoting the writing arts for youth and adults. Visit us at:

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