Everyone except the most flagrantly freeloading of publications, it seems, agrees that something needs to be done about the parlous state of writers’ pay – but what, exactly?
Start with yourself, but don’t finish with yourself.
Today is your last chance to go in the running to win one of our twenty fantastic Subscriberthon prizes. If you still haven’t taken the plunge, you have until midnight tonight to sneak in under the wire.
Most of the responses to the Cardiff petition follow a familiar liberal template for discussion on bans and boycotts. Whether the topic is Germaine Greer’s misogyny towards trans women, Chris Brown’s history of partner violence, Geert Wilders’ denial of the Holocaust, the Sydney Biennale’s links with the detention industry or Israeli universities’ role in the occupation of Palestine, it’s a template that pits vilification against free speech, asking: what is bad enough to justify a ban or boycott? What do you have to say or do to deserve silencing?
Overland has readers all across Australia, and this year, we’ve got a fantastic collection of regional prizes, including theatre tickets, writers’ centre memberships, coffee, gift vouchers, and of course, books, books, books! There’s one prize for every state in Australia. We’ve also got a special prize set aside for our New Zealand subscribers, too.