After reading the entries blind, the judges have selected a shortlist of eight outstanding stories. The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and be published on the label of a bottle of Story Wine, as well as in Overland’s print magazine. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online, and on the labels of different Story Wines vintages. Winners will be announced next week.
Arts Queensland’s XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s first arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word.
After almost five years of shaping Overland’s poetics, our gifted poetry editor Peter Minter will be finishing up his editorship with the first issue of 2016. As such, Overland is seeking a new poetry editor for the print magazine. Overland is also looking to start a team of poetry readers.
Overland is very pleased to be launching our upcoming issue at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival. We’re also very excited to host journalist, contributing editor of the New Statesman and editor-at-large of The New Inquiry Laurie Penny, who will join NUW’s Tim Kennedy and playwright and Guardian columnist Van Badham in conversation with Overland editor Jacinda Woodhead to imagine the possibilities for a changed society.
Overland and the National Union of Workers are very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Fair Australia Prize, all of whom will be published in Overland 220, a special extended edition to be launched in Melbourne in late August.
The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers is now open. This year, the competition will be judged by writer Nam Le, writer and academic Natalie Kon-yu and Overland‘s Jacinda Woodhead.
What does a fair Australia look like, and how do we get there? The Fair Australia Prize asked writers and artists to engage with these questions and imagine a new political agenda for Australia through fiction, essays, poetry and illustrations. Overland…
5:30pm Thursday 4 June
Vic Books (Kelburn Campus), Wellington
Come celebrate Overland‘s first-ever edition dedicated exclusively to the work of some of their closest writerly neighbours. Guest edited by Giovanni Tiso, Jolisa Gracewood and Robert Sullivan.
Following a stimulating day at a writers’ festival, what could be more appealing than an after-hours soiree at Metropolis Books, located in the Art Noveau-styled Curtin House (former home to the Communist Party of Australia)?
Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be curated by Rachel Hennessy. For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes a writer who has not yet published a book of stories or novel with commercial distribution. Online contributors for this edition will be paid $120 per story.
An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on one of these online fiction editions, to be published in June 2015. Overland is also looking to expand its team of fiction readers.
Since 2007, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has been Australia’s richest competition for new and emerging poets. This year again the competition attracted hundreds of high-calibre entries.
The prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for Australia. Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 220, to be launched in Melbourne in August. Entry is free.
Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be curated by Khalid Warsame. Khalid is a Brisbane-based writer of essays, short stories, memoir and screenplays, who occasionally produces and directs short films.
In May of next year, Overland is publishing an issue showcasing the work of some of our closest writerly neighbours: those residing in Aotearoa / New Zealand. This special edition will be guest edited by long-time Overland contributor and columnist Giovanni Tiso, with Jolisa Gracewood editing the fiction and Robert Sullivan editing the poetry.
Without further ado, here are the winners of the major prizes of the 2014 Overland Subscriberthon.
The following subscribers from Day 6 have won prizes. If you subscribed then and your name is not among them, don’t despair! The major prizes have not yet been drawn.
In 2015 the prize will be awarded to the best short story (limit of 3000 words) by an Indigenous writer who is 30 years or younger at the closing date of the competition.
An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on an online edition of fiction for Overland.
Overland is seeking a part-time editorial intern for a three-month period, starting in February 2015. This is a paid position.
The judges – Overland editor Jeff Sparrow, fiction editor Jennifer Mills, deputy editor Jacinda Woodhead, and Victoria University academic and writer Jenny Lee – have finally decided on a shortlist of thirteen stories.
7pm, Friday 14 November
Russian House, Fitzroy
$15 entry. BYO picnic food with drinks available for purchase on the night.
It’s our great pleasure to announce the winners of the inaugural Overland Story Wine Prize.
The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets, the richest prize in Australia for emerging poets, is now open.
The 2014 major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winning poems will also be published in Overland.
We received around 400 entries for our inaugural Story Wine Prize. The three judges – novelist and Overland contributing editor Clare Strahan, wine writer and critic Campbell Mattinson, and short story writer and novelist Paddy O’Reilly – said they found the stories to be clever and diverse, and of a high standard overall.
Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be guest edited by editor and Overland fiction reader, Kate Goldsworthy. Kate has worked for Black Inc, Random House, Allen & Unwin and many other publishing houses.
Overland is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
Overland is again seeking digital-born poetry, electronic poetry, poetry in programmable media and codeworks: a poetry that isn’t merely published online but one that is informed, shaped or built by the culture and technology of the programmable machine and the network.
The competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction by new writers across Australia and New Zealand. With a $6000 first prize and two runner-up prizes of $1000, the award is the most lucrative of its kind in both countries. All three winning stories will also be published in Overland magazine.
Welcome to the Overland Story Wine Prize. The competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction under a thousand words. The winning story will receive a $3000 first prize and will be published on the label of a Story Wines shiraz, as well as in Overland. Two runners-up will each receive $500.