Published 13 September 200913 September 2009 · Main Posts it ain’t over till the last poet slams Overland Overloaded The 2009 Overload Poetry Festival might be officially over tonight, but Overland has agreed for the Overland Overloaded team to have the blog until Tuesday, and we intend to hold on to it for dear life. That is, until those pesky non-fiction and prose writers over there come knocking at the door with baseball bats. Over the next few days, we will be talking with poet Eddy Burger, hearing haiku from poet Marc Testart (2007 National slam champion), and posting reviews from Westwords, The Whisperers (at NGV), the Rooku of Haiku, the Overload vs Bristol Poetry Skype Slam and the Overload Surprise Showcase. Ladies and gentlemen, it ain’t over till the last poet slams. Overland Overloaded More by Overland Overloaded › 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 202326 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.