Overland is looking for writers

Call-out for submissions to Overland magazine on the Occupy movement


Overland magazine is calling for articles, stories and poetry inspired by or about the Occupy movement currently taking place around the world. We want pieces which engage with all areas of the movement including:

• its political outlook
• its slogans including ‘we are the 99 per cent’
• the tactic of occupation
• its forms of organisation such as the ‘general assembly’, consensus decision-making and so on
• its relationship to other movements, including community and trade union groups
• the movement’s specific mood and ‘feel’
• its possible future

We are not looking for journalistic pieces, diaries or memoirs but rather serious essays and creative non-fiction between 1500 and 3000 words. Please familiarise yourself with the magazine, which can be read online, before submitting any pieces.

The articles will be published in the March 2012 issue so need to be of general relevance and not too time-specific.

We also welcome fiction and poetry on similar topics, which can be formally experimental or in non-realist genres.

Overland pays at a rate of around 20 cents per word; the exact amount depends on funding for each issue.

All pieces should be submitted using the Overland online submission manager. If you would like to pitch a piece, feel free to email us at Overland. Deadline is Friday 2 December.

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

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