Why should I subscribe to Overland?

Overland publishes the finest Australian writing – but with a twist. As the nation’s only explicitly progressive literary journal, Overland presents voices from outside the polite political consensus, making arguments you won’t read anywhere else. If you like your culture shaken and stirred, subscribe to Overland and for about the cost of a new novel, we’ll deliver 320,000 words of the finest prose, polemic and poetry to your door.

Overland seeks to foster a political and literary community, an ongoing conversation between like-minded people. By subscribing you become part of that dialogue, as it plays out from issue to issue.

If you write fiction and poems yourself, an Overland subscription keeps you in touch with what your peers are doing. A writer who doesn’t read is like a deaf musician (and no, not Beethoven). Each edition of Overland contains a selection of the nation’s most accomplished writers, mixing it up with a crop of emerging talents.

Subscribing is good for you but it’s good for us, too. Overland is a not-for-profit organisation. Working on a shoestring budget, it has played a major role in shaping progressive culture in Australia for over fifty years. But it has always depended on its subscribers.

If you read fiction and poetry and intelligent writing of all kinds – and even more so if you write it – you should be doing your bit to keep Overland going.

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