ZineWest 2024 writing entries now closed
ZineWest 2024 Art Entry Form (entries due 21 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 earlier ZW editions. 

ZINEWEST 2023 Pelican at dusk by Trish Jean won Best Image Award. Runners-up were  A Girl and  her Dog by Erin Macnaught and  Going Places by Marina Robins. Judge: Maria Constantinescu.

ZineWest 2023 was lauched by Luke Carman on 14th October, 2023 at UNE Sydney Parramatta.
Writing Awards:1st Adam Byatt, 2nd Trish Jean, 3rd Mitch Browne. Highly commended: Lisel Herrmann, Kristoff Mikes-Lui and Geneva Valek. Editors’ Awards: Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan and Paris Rosemont. Best Image: Trish Jean, Runners-up Erin Macnaught and Marina Robins.

Writing Judge: Luke Carman; Art Judge: Maria Constantinescu; Editor: S.E. Crawford
Comp Secretary: Carol Amos
Cash prizes Co-sponsored by the Writing & Society Research Centre (WSU), NWG Inc and  private donors. Book awards were Australian titles including issues of HEAT

Gallery of Launch 14 October 2023 – contact re more photos of more attendees!

Photos: From top left clockwise: Felicity Amos; Cover (Image by Sandra Borri); NWG Inc President Carol Amos; Peter and Victoria Cartwright; Dannielle Viera (art &writing contributor), Art Judge Maria Constantinescu, Michaela Simoni (art & writing contributor); Carol Amos, Maria Constantinescu, Sue Crawford (ZW Editor); Raffle titles; Winner (ZW2023) Adam Byatt; Norman Fairbairn reading his poem; Winners of door and raffle titles; Best Poem Mitch Browne; Chris Sammut (ZW21 winner); Danielle Catherine (ZW22 winner); Carol Amos & Writing judge Luke Carman drawing door prizes; Judges Maria Constantinescu and Luke Carman flanked by Carol Amos & Sue Crawford; Benjamin D. Muir reading his story; Dannielle Viera with raffle/door titles; Noela Clarke with Dannielle Viera’s door prize picture book; Chris Sammut, Editors’ Award winner Paris Rosemont, Ruth Wyer (ZW2012 winner) & Sue Crawford; Writing Awards with Luke Carman, Sue Crawford; Writing winners: Adam Byatt, Mitch Browne, Geneva Valek, Kristof Mikes-Lui and judge Luke Carman. 

Kathryn Munro – Meandering City

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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