We publish around 30 short written works in the print zine and ten artworks. Entrants need a connection to Western Sydney and be 16 years or over. Writing is due 27th May. Art is due 23rd June. If you wish to submit both art and writing, please use separate forms. Entry is free and you can submit up to 3 entries.
Any queries just email the editors – see entry forms.
Writers can be beginners or experienced but not yet trade published as a sole author of a book or anthology. Publication of small works in journals is fine. Entries must not have been previously published in print or on radio/TV or online – including social media and blogs, nor can they have won an award. The rules for art are a little different: the works are still eligible if previously published or exhibited, however need to have been created in the last 18 months and not won an award.
With written pieces we love a broad range of style and genre. Prose poetry cartoon/comic have all won awards in the past so we hope drama is nominated for one of the awards this year! Art is also open as to theme and style.
Illustrations of written entries: From this year on, an illustration will be treated as an art entry and be in the running for Best Image.
Check the form links above for more details, but a few key things:
Prizes: $400 for best written work with runners up receiving titles from Giramondo (co-sponsored by the Writing and Society Research Centre, WSU) and $100 for best art (yes artists we know, we know, we hope for more art sponsorship:). We also have $100 for the spoken word event ZineWest WORD where an additional ten writing entrants present their work live and are followed by an open mic.
Launch Date: Saturday, 13th October at UNE Sydney, Parramatta
NB the main campus entry point is at 211 Church Street Parramatta, but the ZineWest launch is across the road at 232 Church.