We envision an inclusive and collaborative enterprise that promotes writers with a regional voice and that stimulates a greater awareness of the area’s diverse literary, artistic, and cultural heritage. We believe there is enough talent and passion in the area to create a literary renaissance; we see the Inlandia Institute serving as a catalyst to that renaissance.
Inland Southern California authors are celebrated and cultivated through the following programs and resources:
The Inlandia Literary Laureate award is the first such recognition of the literary talent in Inland Southern California. It brings a long overdue focus and attention to our region through celebration of its literary excellence. Inlandia Literary Laureates must live or work in Inland Southern California, write in a regional voice, work with diverse audiences, mentor emerging writers, foster creative literacy and have a body of critically acclaimed published work.
Susan Straight - First Inlandia Literary Laureate
Heyday Books is Inlandia Institute’s partner and premier publishing company. Heyday “an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution” is the perfect partner for Inlandia. Heyday supports, fosters and provides publishing guidelines in promotion of Inland Southern California’s regional voice. In partnership with Heyday, the Inlandia Institute co-publishes books with a unique regional voice under the Inlandia imprint.
Since the 2006 release of Heyday’s Inlandia: A Literary Journey through California’s Inland Empire, Heyday has published the following Inlandia imprint publications:
In addition, the Inlandia Institute underwrites the following:
Inlandia Creative Writing Annual Anthology features the work of the participants in Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops conducted in the preceding year.
Inlandia: A Literary Journey is the Inlandia Institute’s On-line Creative Writing Journal
Please call for an appointment to discuss possible publications projects at 951-369-1564.
Heyday publication guidelines are available online at: www.heydaybooks.com/contact.html