Overland is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious national literary journals. In over fifty years of continuous publication, it has published many of Australia’s major writers and thinkers, from Peter Carey, Patrick White and Christina Stead, to Christos Tsiolkas, Amanda Lohrey and Nam Le.

As it approaches its historic two hundredth edition, Overland is now looking for a cover image by a new or established artist, designer or photographer.

Edition 200 will be loosely themed around reflections on the past of the Left and anticipations of its future, and the cover needs to be compatible with this. The image should be striking enough to stand out in a magazine display rack, while allowing sufficient room to include the masthead and associated text in a portrait orientation. Examples of previous covers are available at www.overland.org.au.

It is anticipated that Overland 200 will receive considerable publicity, and so this is an opportunity to see your work widely distributed.

Designs need to be submitted by 30 June 2010. For further information about dimensions, formats and payment, please contact overland@vu.edu.au.


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