ZineWest Competition and Publication for Aspiring Western Sydney Writers and Artists

Do you write poetry, prose, drama, cartoons?   Do your fingers twitch and itch for the pen or the brush or lens?

It’s time to enter the  ZineWest 2017 competition for  your opportunity to be published in print or present your work to a live audience.


Entrants must be 16 years and over with a connection to Western Sydney through work, home, study or membership of a Western Sydney cultural organisation.

Deadline for writing: Sunday 28 May 2017.

Deadline for art:  Sunday  25 June 2017

Guest judge for writing: Luke Carman.

First prize for writing is a cash prize of $400,  2nd and 3rd place receive titles from Giramondo.

Best Image: $100

Zine Word: $100

ZineWest is a great place to publish your shorter works. Co-sponsored by the Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU,  ZineWest winners have been included in editions of AWAW and this year, some ZineWest writers have been re-published in a new Romanian/Australian journal Pounding the Pavement launched on 25th March at the NSW State Library.

ZineWest publishes 30-34 entries and offer 10 more entrants a place at ZineWest Word which follows the zine launch on 7th October at UNE FutureCampus, Parramatta. Entrants need to be 16 years or over, with a connection to Western Sydney and not yet trade published except in multi-author journals. ZineWest is a not-for-profit project of NEW Writers’ Group Inc.

For more details go to nwg-inc.com/word

or see: . ZW Writing Entry Form   ZW Art EntryForm


Queries to:  newwritersgroup@gmail.com




Calling Western Sydney Writers for ZineWest 2017!