Published 17 November 200818 November 2008 · Main Posts Summer read admin From the website of the State Library of Victoria: 14 November 2008 – 28 February 2009 A good book is essential equipment for summer, whether you’re at the beach, in the bush or in your own backyard. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of great reads for the 2008 Summer Read program. The list includes something for everyone – novels, short stories, non-fiction and poetry. And they’re all set in Victoria or by Victorian authors! How can I get involved? read the books on the Summer Read shortlist vote online or by SMS for your favourite summer read and be in the running to win one of several great prizes share your ideas about books with other readers and the summer read authors on the blog from 21 November attend free events in public libraries across the state. How does it work? Well, say, you wanted to, say, vote for Radical Melbourne, you might click here or else you could SMS ‘RADICAL’ to 13 46 88. Just sayin’. admin More by admin › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202312 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.