Published 13 December 200813 December 2008 · Main Posts pyjama police Andrew I first heard about Beijing’s pyjama culture back in May when I read this post about the work of National Geographic photographer Justin Guarigilia. Take a look, Guarigilia captures some great examples of this trend. The article helped me make sense of what I’d seen in Cambodia a couple of years ago — the marked prevalence of comfy PJs worn as fashion by all ages and sexes. I would bet the phenomenon has spread to Vietnam and other places, because I have even seen some daytime sleepwear action on the streets of Footscray as well. It makes sense to me. Pyjamas are cozy and cool and perfectly coordinated. But now, according to the newswire, it appears Chinese authorities are cracking down on this ‘visual pollution’. Good luck to them! Andrew More by Andrew › 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.