Published 5 August 201010 August 2010 · Main Posts The drinks are on Overland Editorial team The beginning Overland’s 200th issue, believe it or not, has just gone to print. That’s 56 years and 200 issues. Who would’ve thought a humble, left-wing magazine founded by Realist Writers group from the Communist Party would still be hale and hearty in 2010? And not just hale, not just hearty, but at the forefront of literature and culture — and with a thriving online community to boot? Seriously though, we are mighty proud that we still produce, time after time, issue after issue, an intelligent and provocative publication. The issue The 200th issue is brimming with controversial essays on culture and politics from some of Australia’s most rebellious writers like Chris Graham, Anwyn Crawford and Clive Hamilton; riveting fiction from Christos Tsiolkas, Janette Turner Hospital and Karen Hitchcock; and a poetic experiment unleashed from the minds of 20 poets working in unison – plus a graphical remix of a story from Overland 1 by Bruce Mutard. The party This historic edition is going to be launched at a gargantuan and sophisticated shindig at the Melbourne Writers Festival. The night and issue will be launched by distinguished novelist Rodney Hall and current editor Jeff Sparrow, and much good humour and revelry will ensue. The drinks Food and drinks on us (at least until the tab is exhausted) at the abovementioned party. Writers, readers, friends and comrades: this is the must-attend event of 2010. We aim to see you there. Pertinent details: 4 September 2010, 7pm, Feddish, Federation Square, Melbourne Editorial team More by Editorial team › 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 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.