ZineWest 2019 Entries due 27th April. WritingEntryForm_ZW19

This is our thirteenth year. We love to see a wide variety of works. Our editors and our judge (Dr. Luke Carman) are open to your ideas and style. Anything word-based that we can reproduce in an A5 zine. Editors select a publication list of around thirty entries and these works are forwarded to the judge. Please note eligibility, size limits and house style before filling in the form and sending us  up to three of your best short pieces! Entry is free. If your work does not reach the print zine list it doesn’t mean we didn’t appreciate it. You may be offered a second opportunity to share your writing and compete for a prize at ZW WORD, which follows the zine launch on Saturday, 12th October, 2019.

Writing Awards: 1st=$400; 2nd=Giramondo title; 3rd=Giramondo title. Plus commendations and Editor’s Award.
ZW WORD: 1st=$100; Runner-up= Book Award

NB ART ENTRY Form will be posted in May.

Our co-sponsor for written works:
Writing and Society Research Centre WSU

Our venue host
UNE Sydney

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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