Published 21 July 2009 · Main Posts Australian literature rises from its grave Jeff Sparrow Our little Oz Lit comp proved remarkably productive. Who wouldn’t want to read titles such as The Man Who Loved to Eat Children, My Brother Vlad, The Mandible that Signed the Paper, Summer Of The 17th Golem, Picnic at Hanging Rope, Seven Pickled Australians or Tomorrow, When the War Began With Mars? But after great deliberation, we’ve decided to award the free sub to Mike Beggs, who came up not only with The Undead are Many and Dead Kelly, but also the truly horrific John Howard, Prime Minister by David Barnett and Pru Goward. Oh, and here’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, too. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › 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.