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What is Overland?

And welcome to Overland, Age readers. If you’re not familiar with the journal, Overland is an Australian literary institution, published continuously since 1954. You can read more about its history here. This front page functions as a group blog; recent back issues of the print journal are available free online here. You can see the contents of the current issue here. It’s not yet available online but you can buy it at most good bookshops or online here. If you’re a writer and would like to contribute to Overland, please read our submission guidelines, available here. You might also want to sign up to receive our irregular e-bulletin. If you’re in Sydney, Overland is participating in a variety of events at the Sydney Writers’ Festival. They’re listed here. Overland is a non-profit organisation and depends on the support of people like you. If you like what you see, consider taking out a subscription.

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.

Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

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