ZineWest 2023 is now closed for writing entries. Art Entries are due 9 July.

ZineWest is an annual competition and print anthology for new and aspiring writers,16 years and over, with a Western Sydney connection. We welcome word-based creative work we can reproduce in a print A5 zine. We publish around thirty writers and ten local artists. Writing: A team of the editor and four previous 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. 
See details for ZineWest 2022 below and click here for earlier ZW editions. 

Images from ZineWest 2022 ..

Winners in 2022

FIRST PRIZE for WRITING (and best prose): $400 – Dannielle Catherine
Co-sponsored by the Writing & Society Research :Centre, WSU.
SECOND PRIZE: $300 – Nic Lesly (private sponsor)
THIRD PRIZE (and Best Poem): $200 – Peter Cartwright (private sponsor
Commendations: Book Titles – Norm Fairbairn, J. Marahuyo, Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan (Giramondo Publishing)
Editor’s Award – Book Award (private sponsor)
BEST IMAGE AWARD – $100 – Sandra Borri (private sponsor)
Art Runner-up – Book Award – Erin Macnaught  (Sweatshop)

JUDGES: Writing – Dr. Luke Carman,
Art – Dr Hayley Megan French
Editor: S. E. Crawford
Comp Secretary: Carol Amos (NWG Inc President)
ZineWest 2022 Digital edition pdf

Audio of Luke Carman’s ZineWest 2022 Launch address:

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