About nwgincsezine

NWG Inc's Ezine features the short works of Western Sydney Writers, including the winners of the creative writing competition ZineWest. ZineWest and the Ezine are the offspring of the NEW Writers' Group Inc, a writers' network led by volunteers who help new writers develop their talent and share their work.

ZineWest 2017 winners

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.

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ZineWest 2017

dscn3383-copyTime 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

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Best Image Award

From left, our Art judge, Sophia Kouyoumdjian with Julie Owens MP and  Geoff Sellman and runner-up fayroze.

ZineWest 2015 Writing Judge’s commentary

SChamoun23We 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