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A Year in Ink Volume 9 – Buy the Book

A Year in Ink (YII) is an anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers, published each year by San Diego Writers, Ink. The annual publication represents a sampling of the tangible results of our community’s diligent scribblers.

Volume 9 will include short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, satire, flash fiction, and poetry. Every year our Anthology authors are a diverse group, young and old, new writers and much-published veterans.

SDWI receives numerous submissions each summer;  A Year in Ink follows a blind submission process; authors are not identified until the selection process ends.

You can order this book! Email for mailing or simply bring cash or check to the Ink Spot when we are open to pick up your book.

$15 + shipping (within continental U.S.) = $18.75

Bulk discounts for orders of 10 books+  (email with questions):  $120 if you pick up, $150 if we ship within continental U.S.

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Prose Editor: Bonnie Zobell 

Bonnie 1 2013Bonnie Zobell recently won first place in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Press Award in the Novella category for her linked 2014 collection with Press 53, What Happened Here: a novella and stories. Her fiction chapbook The Whack-Job Girls was published in March 2013. She’s won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in fiction, the Capricorn Novel Award, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. A finalist for the James Jones First Novel Contest and the Nelson Algren Award, she’s received fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Villa Montalvo, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. She has an MFA from Columbia University, currently teaches at San Diego Mesa College and is working on a novel. Visit her at

Poetry Editor: Sydney Brown

Photo-on-2012-08-08-at-12.031-236x300A graduate of San Diego State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, Sydney Brown is the Co-Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program and Director of the Fall Reading Series and Literary Arts Festival at Grossmont College, where she also teaches literature, creative nonfiction, and composition. In addition, she facilitated a popular poetry workshop at the college for eight years. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals, including, but not limited to, Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana, Inside English, Red, Two Girls Review, The Southern Anthology, Zaum: The Literary Review of Sonoma State, Angelflesh, San Diego Writer’s Monthly, and How2: Contemporary Innovative Writing Practices by Women. In 2010, she was a finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize  and a semifinalist for the Persea Books Poetry Prize