Published 5 February 20103 March 2010 · Main Posts Again on the great blogging debate Jeff Sparrow Well, not really: just wanted to say that, following those discussions, we have amended what we’re asking in our search for new Overland bloggers. On the one hand, because we can’t pay them, we don’t expect them to contribute on a weekly basis. We’re happy for people to blog whenever they can. On the other, because we want to take the web presence more seriously, we will be devoting some editorial resources to it: at very least, providing a certain amount of copyediting to all blog posts, just as we would to other literary contributions. Obviously, these steps do not settle all the outstanding issues about volunteer labour in the arts sector, nor the relationship between blogging and journals. But hopefully it’s a move in the right direction. 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.