The winning works from ZineWest 2017 are now published in the ezine:
WRITING AWARDS: First Place and Best Prose: LE Armbruster; Second Place and Best Poem: Norm Fairbairn; Third Place: Loredana Tudor-Tomescu
Commendations: Kirsten Oakley, Morgana Ladrina, fayroze, CA Broadribb. Editor’s Award: Kate Brown.
ART AWARD: Winner: Zena Maghchouch – They, I, Us; Runner-up: fayroze – self portrait – see below.
All written works included in the zine were selected by editor SE Crawford and guest editors: Lyn Leerson, Ruth Wyer, J. Anne deStaic and Mihaela Cristescu. The works chosen are sent to the writing judge (Luke Carman) to determine all the prizes (except the Editor’s Award.)
All artworks are seen by the art judge (Sophia Kouyoumdjian) who advises on selection for the zine and names the winner and runner-up.
Writing prizes are co-sponsored by the Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU. The Art award is sponsored by private donors. UNE FutureCampus provides the launch venue.
Time to put up the winning pieces from 2016 to inspire our entrants for 2017 which opens March.
From left is NWG President Carol Amos, Anne Benjamin (Second Place/Best Poem), Sue Chamoun ( Highly Commended), Julie Owens MP, Yumna Kassab (First Place/Best Prose) and our judge, Luke Carman. Mihaela Cristescu took Third Place and other High Commendations went to Majidi Warda and Oliver Jacques.
Editor’s Award: Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis
Winner of ZWSpoken Word: Kayote, runner-up Akshay Chougaonkar
Winner of ZW Open Mic: Robert Dunn, runner-up Peter Carwright
Best Image Award
From left, our Art judge, Sophia Kouyoumdjian with Julie Owens MP and Geoff Sellman and runner-up fayroze.
We are conducting our annual update of the ezine and will soon post the winning ZW15 pieces for the benefit of future entrants.
For results and photos see our main blog.
Meanwhile here are the comments of Writing Judge Luke Carman which he presented at the launch on 10th October, 2015
Photo: Back row from Left Julie Owens MP, Luke Carman, Dennis J. Pale, J. Anne DeStaic, Kerryn Coombes-Valeontis, Front Row from left: L.E. Armbruster, Arna Radovich, Yumna Kassab and Meg Brayshaw
ZineWest 2015 is open for entries, due date 25th May 2015. Entry forms available at New Writers’ Group inc You can read some winning works from other years: 2014 and see also the Ezine Index for previous years
The winning works of writers in ZineWest 2014 are now being posted on line – more to come, plus some winning Art! Pictured from left to right: Jason Gray, LE Armbruster, Shirley Le and judge, Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Entries open March through to 25th May. See ZineWest Blog for
Entry form and Invitation
We are currently posting the winning works from ZineWest 2013 to inspire and guide entrants to ZineWest 2014 (opens in March – details soon)
ZineWest 2013 is open for entries March – May 25. See the ZW Blog for details.
Winning entries from ZW 2012 are now posted.
If you are interested in entering ZineWest this year (details soon) we suggest you browse through the diverse works of previous years.
New works are arriving into our small EZine. They are the winning pieces in the ZineWest 2011 competition. We hope this blog will start a few discussions about writing in 2012. Meanwhile, if you spot any typos/glitches, please comment – revising an index with links can be hazardous:)