ZineWest

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. 

 

ZINEWEST 2022 ART ENTRY FORM    Due 10 July 2022

ZINEWEST 2022 WRITING ENTRY FORM – now closed

FIRST PRIZE for WRITING – $400
Co-sponsored by the Writing & Society Research Centre, WSU.
SECOND PRIZE – $300; THIRD PRIZE – $200 (private sponsor)
Commendations – Giramondo Titles 
Editor’s Award – Book Award
Best Prose, Best Poem – Certificates
BEST IMAGE AWARD – $100;  Runner-up – Book Award
JUDGES: Writing – Dr. Luke Carman, Art – Dr Hayley Megan French
Editor: S. E. Crawford
Comp Secretary – Carol Amos (NWG Inc President)

Selection Process:
Writing: A team of  the editor and former ZW award winners, selects the entries for publication in the zine. These entries are sent to the judge who nominates the prizes. 
Art: The judge advises on which entries to publish in the zine and nominates the prizes. 

PAST EDITIONS: PRINT COPIES  of 2021, 2020 and 2019 AVAILABLE AT OUR SHOP
DIGITAL COPIES 

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ZINEWEST 2021 was supported by a City of Parramatta Creative Economy Grant. At the Zoom launch on 16th October  NWG Inc President Carol Amos  congratulated the ZineWest team and the contributors on this fifteenth edition.

AWARDS

ART – Judge Elizabeth Chang, Curator and Artist Development, Parramatta Artists Studios

BEST IMAGE AWARD: SANDRA BORRI for Galah
RUNNER-UP: ERIN MACNAUGHT for Hands #1

WRITING – Judge Luke Carman, author and lecturer, Writing & Society Research Centre WSU

FIRST Place and Best Prose: CHRISTOPHER SAMMUT for Breathe ($400, Co-sponsor Writing and Society Research Centre)
SECOND place and Best Poem: PETER CARTWRIGHT for The Time ($300, private donor)
THIRD place GENEVA VALEK for The Rat (prose) ($200, private donor)

HIGHLY COMMENDED –
MYRA KOCH for Piano for Sale (prose)
NORM FAIRBAIRN for On the Lake (poem)
JO MULARCZYK for Lies of Love (prose)

EDITORS’ AWARD
PETE SHMIGEL for Geronimo’s Daybreak (Prose) (Book award)

Due to the generosity of donors for the 2nd and 3rd prizes, titles from Giramondo and Sydney Review of Books were given to the writers highly commended.

Best Image: Galah by Sandra Borri; Runner-up: Hands #1 by Erin Macnaught

ZINEWEST 2020 LAUNCH – Awards

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

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

WRITING AWARDS – JUDGE, LUKE CARMAN, Author and lecturer WSU
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

ZINEWEST 2020 winning artwork

 

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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!

  8. If a poem is included in a manuscript being considered for publication would that make it ineligible?
    It is waiting to be reviewed and may not eventuate till later in the year
    Thank you for your clarification.

  9. Hello
    I am wondering where to find the entry form for the Zine competition due May 14th. I did see entry forms will be available May 21 one week after the due date..
    Have I misunderstood?
    Thank you

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