ZineWest 2020 is OPEN!  ZineWest is an annual competition and  journal for new writers, 16 years and over, with a strong Western Sydney connection. We welcome any word-based creative work we can reproduce. (NB but this year we are declining work written for the under 16’s.) Free entry, up to three pieces. Deadline is 10 May, 2020. WritingEntryForm_ZW2020  See post for more details

ZineWest 2019 Writing Winners – 1st Naima Ibrahim, 2nd Hamish Spark, 3rd Alexander Donoghue, Peter Cartwright (Best Poem) Highly Commended: Nic Lesley and Danielle Catherine; Editor’s Award – Laila Nawsheen.  Judge: Luke Carman

Full zine: ZW19 PROOF_pdf  Want to check out the winning entries? See P. 1 Index.

Judges’ comments posted soon…

ZineWest 2019 Best Image Award – Winner Marina Robins, Runner-up Tom Blake. Judge:Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Director Parramatta Artists Studios.

Flowers in Wax

Flowers in Wax by Marina Robins

into the hills_Tom Blake

into the hills by Tom Blake


ZINEWEST 2018 – Please find below the pdfs of our current print edition, ZW18 and photos from the launch plus photos from ZW WORD 2018. The pdfs are free to download. Print copies are $10. See contact/order form at bottom of this page.


These downloads are also on our EZine page plus a list of ZW18 winners and the page numbers of their works.

Zinewest 2018_Judge’sReport

You can also listen to Luke Carman’s report on YouTube

 Launch, ZW18 13th October, 2018 at UNE Sydney

Thanks to our photographers: Mihaela Cristescu, Constantin Bucur and Siham Chamoun with a little help from Victoria Cartwright, Peter Lewis and Bruce Crawford

ZineWest Word 2018 Gallery

CONTACT/ORDER FORM – copies of ZW18 are limited! $10 each plus postage. We accept money by direct deposit – contact us for details.

ZineWest is a showcase for short works! There are some detailed comments from the editor on what makes a good entry HERE.


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  6. WestWords would like to contact Sue Crawford and Carol Amos to join us for a literary industry sector seminar. Would you kindly supply emails so we can send invitations?

  7. Hi,
    I enjoyed the free copy I received and thought the quality of the stories were high. It was a very well presented publication.
    The only thing was, because I could not attend your presentation due to family issues, I never found out who the prize winners were. Those details never appeared on your website. Good luck to them, whoever they were.

    PS: One of my stories was recently shortlisted in a major literary competition, and I have had another story published by a respected literary publisher. So things have been travelling well since you published my short piece.

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