ZineWest is an annual competition and print anthology for new writers,16 years and over, with a Western Sydney connection. We welcome any word-based creative work we can reproduce in a print A5 zine. We publish around thirty writers and ten local artists. This year, ZineWest is part of Writing Parramatta 2021 which is supported by a City of Parramatta Council Creative Economy Grant.
WritingEntryForm_ZW2021  Writing entries now closed
1st Prize: $400; 2nd: $300 & 3rd: $200  Commendations: Giramondo titles.
Co-Sponsored by the Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU.

Art EntryForm_ZW2021
Art Entries due 11 July. 1st Prize: $100 plus Runner-up Book award.
Private Sponsors.

ZINEWEST 2020 winning artwork


ART AWARDS – JUDGE, SOPHIA KOUYOUMDJIAN, Director of Parramatta Artists Studios

Best Image: $100 – Erin Macnaught 
Runner-up: Giramondo title – Marina Robins

1st Prize $400 – Arna Radovich for Last Breath 
2nd Prize $300 – Louise Loomes for The Still Point
3rd Prize $200 – Matilda Hart for Magic Deck

Highly Commended: Awards – Giramondo titles
Peter Cartwright for Bi@19
Erin Middleton for My Body Stands in the Mirror
Dorian Stoilescu for The Insomnias of Summer

Editor’s Award: Giramondo Title – Raqiya Ahmed for Colour the Crescent


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  6. Hi, I am wondering if short pieces in online publications and short story competitions disqualify me from entering this prize? I am a PhD candidate at the Writing & Research Society Centre and my publication credits include a handful of short pieces. Thank you for clarifying this!

  7. Hi Katherine, entrants who have had pieces published in journals and anthologies are eligible, unless they have a sole author title trade published. We look forward to your entries!

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