ZineWest 2020 will soon go to the printers, and in September we gather works for our in-house anthology from NWG Inc members and Western Sydney colleagues. Pop Up Zine takes a break with two exceptions:
Haiku: we’d like to see more from Western Sydney writers – but all Australians welcome. Send up to ten and we select up to five. Haiku Entry Form
Reflections on childhood stories: Your brief adult reflection (500 words max) on a story of your childhood that had lasting impact. Artelle Lenthall has started us with a positive comment but we expect a range of responses. Artelle has also supplied an illustration but we usually assign a random, peaceful image.) PUZ Entry Form
Our 2020 Members Anthology is now open! Since 2005 we have published a print anthology, but finances are tighter in this Covid-19 year and we will publish the digital file only. However, it does mean we can have colour images throughout, not just on the cover. NB All our zines are uploaded to National Edeposit.
Free entry for members; $10 admin fee for invited non-members.
We are looking for short prose (up to 800 words) poems (up to 60 lines) Short drama or comic/cartoon are welcome also. Plus we include focused images that reproduce well on an A5 page.
For more details
Due date is 30 September, 2020
Editors: C. A. Broadribb; S.E. Crawford
Image – Last year’s cover
Image by Dannielle Viera
Entries are open for our 2019 anthology. Financial members of NWG Inc and regular gatherers are welcome to contribute. The anthology is a self-funding group project. Entries due 31st August NWGAnthoForm_2019
THEME: “LIGHT” Your interpretation… We accept Prose (max 800 words) Poetry (max 60 lines) and cartoons (max 3 A5 pages) We also like to publish your original artwork.
What has changed in 2018?
We hope we’ve found a way to continue this lovely little journal which has included some great writing and images over the years:
• We have reduced the financial membership fee to $35 which means there will be no automatic inclusion of a free Anthology.
• Regular gatherers as well as financial members are invited to enter.
• We ask all entrants to pay $10 in advance for their first copy and indicate they are happy to purchase at least one further copy to share everyone’s talent.
For details of submitting your work : NWGIncAnth2018_EntryFormandGuidelines
This tree is gone now – view from Lennox Bridge
Our members anthology is now open. You can offer up to three pieces of your original work.All members are entitled to one free copy – so you might as well be in it! Please read the info and guidelines carefully before filling in the entry form and sending to the anthology email address specified on form.
Carol Amos, NWG President
Dear all! Saturday 28th November 3-5 pm will be our last gathering in 2015 and a farewell to Merrylands Community Centre. We meet as usual in the Miller Street room (buzz at main entrance to Centre, 17 Miller Street Merrylands) On the Agenda is our AGM (super quick) and readings from the 2015 Anthology, plus a short Open Mic (bring small pieces). Everyone is welcome to continue on at 5:30 pm for an early (pay your own way) dinner at the Billabong pub which is close by in Merrylands Road. They have all day specials starting from $10.
Next year we will commence gatherings in Parramatta – February to November – at the very central venue of Future Campus (University of New England) in Church Street. We hope to keep closely to our usual 2nd and 4th Saturday afternoons, but will issue a detailed set of dates in January when the university finalises its calendar. This connection to a university campus is very exciting for us all and we look forward to a great year.
New Writers’ Group Inc Anthology – an annual Print zine for financial members – due 24th August
2015 Editor is Robyne Young. We encourage members to workshop their pieces at the Parramatta Gatherings before or immediately after submission. Please read the guidelines and send your entries with a completed form (see form for details)
ENTRY FORM ANTHOLOGY 2015
GUIDELINES/INFO ANTHOLOGY 2015
DEAR FINANCIAL MEMBERS (and anyone planning to be one:)
Image: Luminita Serbanescu
This year we hope to publish an anthology that includes work from all our financial members. We know you are a diverse and inventive bunch of people, so send us your best! (See forms below) The stronger the work you send us, the better known the anthology will be and the better it is for all the entrants. We’re counting on you! Those of you have spare ZineWest entries, if you’re not sending them off to a competition, why not enter them in the anthology? There will be editing, and we’d love illustrations if you have them. The anthologies will sell at $10 and no, we can’t hand out free copies. Your membership fees are hard at work supporting basics like this website, our PO box, our insurance (you do get two free special guest tutorials though). The anthology is launched 22nd November which will be our break-up party for 2014 and our AGM. DUE DATE IS MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
NWG ANTHOLOGY 2014 Entry Form NWG ANTHOLOGY 2014 Guidelines
SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER:MARS HILL CAFE 3-5 PM
Join us for readings from our annual anthology, open mic, super quick AGM and buy your own early dinner! Our next meeting is 8th February, 2014, same place same time!