7th August, 2021, 3-5 pm
7th August, 2021, 3-5 pm
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 SHIMGEL “Geronimo’s Day Break”
Akshaya SIVAKUMAR “Kolam”
Geneva VALEK “The Rat”
Dannielle VIERA “Stockings, Stings and Sympathy”
is a collection of essays by Western Sydney writers published by the Sydney Review of Books, from the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University, and edited by Luke Carman and Catriona Menzies-Pike.
In the introductory essay, On Agon in The Area, Luke Carman speaks of the tides of critical interest in literature from the Western suburbs of Sydney, what we judge as cliche, what is received as memorable, and the people who help fund the future riches of talent. Among the new and diverse voices of Western Sydney,
“…other unexpected outbreaks in the literary landscape occur on a regular basis; the postmodern poet Mihaela Cristescu, for instance, continues to publish her never-ending Romanian-Australian series of anthologies, marrying the English works of writers from Western Sydney, to Romanian writers in a truly unexpected poly-lingual bond, celebrated every year at the State Library, with all the fanfare and passionate solemnity of an offer to Apollo.”
Mihaela Cristescu (Secretary NWG Inc) is at Code-Mixing Poetry. Her latest Rom/Aus anthology is 9000 Miles Away co-edited by S.E Crawford and supported by NEW Writers Group Inc and the State Library of NSW. Her latest poetry collection is The Way You Dare – See Luke Carman’s Review
Our ZineWest judge is author and lecturer Dr Luke Carman. All the entries selected for publication by the NWG Inc panel are forwarded to Luke who nominates the following prizes: 1st $400; 2nd and 3rd Giramondo titles; Best poem, Best prose, Highly Commendeds. Read Luke’s commentary from last year in pdf format ZW19_Judge’sReview_LukeCarman
Co-Sponsor of writing prizes is the Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU.
Writing Awards from Left: Rob Field (Director UNE Sydney, Nic Lesley (HC), Danielle Catherine (HC), Peter Cartwright (Best Poem), Alexander Donoghue (3rd Place), Hamish Spark (2nd Place), Naima Ibrahim (Winner of ZW19), Luke Carman (Judge).
Co-sponsor Writing awards the Writing and Society Research Centre WSU ; Art: private sponsors; ZW Word: private sponsor and SWEATSHOP
Editor’s Award was won by Laila Nawsheen. The prize was Yumna Kassab’s story collection The House of Youssef, (Giramondo) and presented by the author on left.
.ZWWord – Open Mic awards: From Left Carol Amos (NWG Inc Pres), Sue Crawford (ed ZW), Michaela Simoni (joint runner-up) Chris Winspear (joint runner-up) Kathryn Yuen (winner) Judges Annie Zhang and Jason Gray. Private sponsor and SWEATSHOP
ZW19 Art Awards: From left – Art Contributors Erin Macnaught, C.A. Broadribb and Michaela Simoni stood in for winner of Best Image Marina Robins and runner-up Tom Blake both unavoidably absent. On the right is Parramatta author Felicity Castagna and Rob Field UNE Sydney who did the honours!
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER AT UNE SYDNEY
232 CHURCH STREET PARRAMATTA
PRINT ZINE LAUNCH:
$10 Entry includes door prize and entry to ZW WORD
Zines @12 (contributors get first copy free)
11:30 am: Light lunch featuring Sahtein Lebanese Feasts
12 Noon – 1:30 ish …
Entry $2 (unless you paid for the print zine launch)
2:00 pm Nibbles/drinks – sign on for Open Mic
2:15 – 3:30 pm