ZineWest 2021 Launch

SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2021 
3-4:30 ZOOM – Readings, Awards with Elizabeth Chang and Luke Carman

In 2022 we hope to add back in – food and giant book raffle!

Our cover features Galah, by one of our contributing artists, Sandra Borri.  Poems, stories, images and a little reminiscence re 15 years of finding interesting and diverse creativity in Western Sydney. More info @

ZineWest 2021 Launch

Elizabeth Chang, Art Judge, and Luke Carman, Writing Judge: Fifteenth edition of ZineWest

Zoom: Saturday, 16th October, 2021, 3-5pm – details below.

AWARDS – winners are not notified prior to the launch.
 
Writing:
A generous supporter has donated cash prizes for 2nd & 3rd place.
 
  • First Place = $400  (Co-sponsor Writing & Society Research Centre WSU)
  • Second Place = $300 (Private donor)
  • Third Place = $200 (Private donor)
  • Highly commended writers will receive book awards (Giramondo, Sweatshop, private donors)
  • Editor’s Award: Book prize (Giramondo)
Images
  • Best Image = $100 (private donor)
  • Runners up = Book prizes

NB Award winners are not notified prior to the launch.

LAUNCH DETAILS – Zoom link available early October.
 
  • Opening: Carol Amos, President NWG Inc 
  • Artwork – Comments and awards: Liz Chang 
  • Writing – Comments and awards: Luke Carman
  • Readings
  • Editors’ writing award

Free entry. Copies: $15. Sales online due to Covid.
Contributors’ first copies are free, but we will need to recoup postage.

ZineWest 2021 is part of the Writing Parramatta 2021 project which has been supported by a City of Parramatta Creative Economy Grant.

ZineWest 2021 Publication List

Thank you to all the writers who sent work. Some entries needed a little more editing than our rules allow, but they matched the competition standard of energy, ideas and desire to communicate. If you entered this competition and have not received an email, please let us know. The launch will be in October, details to be finalised. Prizes are announced at the launch. Judge is Luke Carman.

ZineWest 2021 has been supported by a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant.

Don’t forget we are looking for Art Entries! Due 11th July.

ZW21 Publication List

Raqiya AHMED “Let Go and Give”

C.A. BROADRIBB “Three Good Whiffs”

Katelyn BRUNNER “Creative Writing Class: A Guide…”

Peter CARTWRIGHT “The Time”

Victoria CARTWRIGHT “Landing Station”

Neil COLLIS “Villanella”

Marie DUSTMANN “Mystery Birds”

Norm FAIRBAIRN “On the Lake”

Nix HAMILTON “Obviously Dead”

Alicia JONES “Covid Haiku”

Matilda HART “Meat Market/Modern Love”

Lisel HERRMANN “Associations with Parramatta”

Myra KOCH “Piano for Sale”

Ilona KRUEGER “Beyond the Grim Mash”

Harold LEGASPI “Kabayo”

Artelle LENTHALL “The Making of Bella Pappas”

Louise LOOMES “Mrs Kin Goes to Church”

Jo MULARCZYK “Lies of Love”

Amanda NASSIF “A Crack in the Parramatta Sky”

Denise NEWTON “Justice”

Katharine POLLOCK “Girl Talk”

Arna RADOVICH “Meeting Magda”

Christopher SAMMUT “Breathe”

Pete SHMIGEL “Geronimo’s Day Break”

Akshaya SIVAKUMAR “Kolam”

Geneva VALEK “The Rat”

Dannielle VIERA “Stockings, Stings and Sympathy”

ZineWest 21 Art

Liz Chang is our art judge for ZineWest! Your entries are due 11th July, 2021. ZW21ArtEntryForm
We love artworks in our annual ZineWest publication and look forward to your entries.

You are eligible if 16 years and over with a strong connection to Western Sydney.
Best Image $100 plus book awards
More details see ZineWest page

 

Liz Chang is Curator and Artist Development at Parramatta Artists’ Studios (PAS) and has years of experience working in Western Sydney. She specialises in commissioning new works for unconventional exhibition spaces and developing meaningful engagement programs for artists and communities. Notable projects include the inaugural Movers and Makers and permanent public art projects in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China.

She was previously Curator at Urban Art Projects, Shanghai; Programs Officer at PAS and worked at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Lindy Lee Studio.

Open Mic on Zoom

SATURDAY, 24th APRIL, 2021, 3-4:30 PM – ZOOM

  • 2 mins of your original work
  • free entry
  • No sermons, no politics, no props, no pets
  • 16 years and over
  • We begin with intros, audio/visual checks, so everyone is off to an equal start
  • You keep a score card on the other contestants to cast a vote for the winner
  • Our judges also announce a winner
  • You don’t need to be a contestant to attend
  • Prizes are chapbooks or anthologies by Australian writers

ZOOM LINK AVAILABLE FROM

 

 

 

ZineWest 2021

2021 marks our fifteenth year of publishing new writers from Western Sydney. Contributors include people who live, work or study in WS and also people who belong to a WS cultural organisation. We include around 30 writers in the print zine. You need to be 16 years or over and your entries not previously published in hard copy or online.
WRITING ENTRY FORM Entries due 16th May, 2021 1st = $400 plus book awards

ART ENTRY FORM Entries due 11th July, 1st = $100 plus book award
We also publish around ten visual artists with a connection to Western Sydney. Work is still eligible if previously published but not if won an award.) 

ZineWest 2021 is supported by a City of Parramatta Creative Economy Grant.

Writing Parramatta 2021

NEW Writers Group Inc is grateful for the interest and encouragement shown to Parramatta writers, and to our colleagues in Western Sydney, through the support of our project, Writing Parramatta 2021, by a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant.  More details soon. Carol Amos, President NWG Inc.

ZineWest Shop

 Thanks to everyone who has used our NEW SHOP to purchase copies of ZineWest 2020. Please order very soon if you want a copy in time for the launch on Saturday 28th November. Any delivery issues please let us know. ZW2020 sells for $15 plus postage. Contributors’ first copy is free plus $5 for posting.

Getting published …

Planning your writing in 2021? We consulted our ZineWest colleague, Jo Mularczyk, who has been published in a variety of journals, print and online.
The sources Jo uses to find submission calls include Australian Writers’ Centre, Writing NSW, WOW (Women in Writing) and Buzz Words (for children’s writers). “It is worth following publishers and magazines on social media or joining a facebook group for the specific genre you are interested in. Another tip is to follow the social media pages of other emerging authors so you can learn where they are being published. I often enter competitions which offer placement in an anthology or magazine.” 

We’ve picked three of Jo’s suggestions for you to explore if you wish. NB These are not recommendations, however – always check for yourself! We will add more on FB.

AUSSIE SPECULATIVE FICTION – Australian/New Zealand   “… a community of Australian readers and writers of speculative fiction, particularly aimed at supporting Indie writers.”

FICTION FACTORY – Uk based, open to international writers using English. Current short story up to 3000 words closes 30th November, 2020 

BOORANGA Writers Centre fourW Anthology  Australian and International
Associated prizes: Best Story, Best Poem.  Entries due 30 June. This is a very popular and established anthology and competition. (Charles Sturt University)

 

 

 

ZineWest 2020 Launch

Launch date for ZW2020, Saturday 28 November, 11 am on Zoom

Program: Writing and Art awards plus readings and Luke Carman’s report! 
Launch will finish around 12:30 pm
Prizes – Writing: Judge Luke Carman
1st Prize is as previously stated  $400
Due to a generous donor we now have cash prizes for 2nd: $300 and 3rd: $200 
This means we can offer Giramondo titles to the highly commended writers

Best Prose and Best Poem – certificates
Editor’s award – Giramondo title

Prizes – Art: Judge Sophia Kouyoumdjian
Best Image: $100, runner-up: Book
NB We don’t advise awards ahead of the launch.

Obtaining your ZW2020 copies $15
Contributors’ first copy is free plus postage


For five or more copies ask for a postage quote:


Order at our Shop 

ZINE Items availablePRICE
1 Free copy $5 (postage)
1 Free copy + 1 bought $15$20 (includes $5 postage)
Two bought @$15$35 (includes $5 postage)

Cover images: Front: Michaela Simoni  Back: Angela-Ana Pavlovic