Published 6 July 20096 July 2009 · Main Posts Readings and Writings: 40 Years in Books Jeff Sparrow You might have seen that Readings, the legendary Carlton bookshop (OK, I know it’s in other places as well now but it’s located in Carlton on the spiritual plane) is celebrating its anniversary by publishing a collection of short stories by Australian writers.The Readings site explains: Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to assist The Readings Foundation in supporting literacy, the arts and the community. The list of contributors is below: Alex Miller Cate Kennedy Robert Egan Chris Womersley Jenny Sinclair Michael McGirrv Peter Goldsworthy Josephine Rowe Christos Tsiolkas Myfanwy Jones Kalinda Ashton Mark Seymour Barry Divola Amy Tsilemanis Louise Swinn Chris Grierson Elliot Perlman Paddy O’Rielly Miles Allinson Tony Birch Catherine Harris Paul Mitchell David Cohen Leanne Hall Kate Holden Steven Amsterdam Not bad company Overland‘s associate editor keeps these days. 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.