Subscriberthon: The Revolution will not be televised

Or, the Revolution will not be televised (but you might see it on Twitter)

So it’s day 2 of Subscriberthon! Thank you to all those who subscribed yesterday and congratulations to our Spot Prize winners – Gary Pearce and Ira Maguire. Huzzah!

Moving on. When asked why he thought supporting Overland was important, regular contributor Tad Tietze said:

There have always been great reasons to subscribe to Overland. But in 2011, from Cairo to New York, we’ve seen an explosion of society-shaking movements for change, and the tremendous human creativity that unleashes. For all those inspired to transform the world, we need Overland more than ever: as independent medium, space for debate, and intersection-point for political and cultural exchange. Don’t waste a second: subscribe now!

From the past —

To the present —

Progressive Australians have been standing up for what they believe in … and so has Overland.

Show your support, subscribe today, and you could win one of today’s fabulous Daily Prizes —

Debate starter
Melinda Tankard Reist & Abigail Bray, Big Porn Inc; David Leigh, Julian Assange, the unauthorised autobiography; Christopher Hitchens, Arguably; Karen Middleton, An Unwinnable War; Hugh Mackay, Right & Wrong; Peter Hartcher, The Sweet Spot, Madeleine Hamilton, Our Girls, Aussie Pin-ups of the 40s and 50s.

Debate starter

Power of the small press 1
Chester Eagle, The Well in the Shadow – a writer’s journey through Australian literature; Miles Vertigo, Life Kills; Lisa Lange, E.W.Cole Chasing the Rainbow; Patricia Sykes, The Abbotsford Mysteries; Fiona Wright, Knuckled; Peter Barry, I hate Martin Anis et al; Meanjin Volumes 69 & 70.

True Grit
Dave Graney, 1001 Australian Nights; Andrew Mueller, Rock and Hard Places; Peter Barry, I hate Martin Anis et al; Paul Cox, Tales from the Cancer Ward; Brendan Cowell, How It Feels; John Ajvide Lindqvist, Littlestar; Miles Vertigan, Life Kills.

The Judy Horacek Prize Pack
From one of Overland’s favourite cartoonists: an enviable Judy Horacek prize pack, containing a gorgeous original print, a ‘Make cakes not war’ tea towel, gift cards and two Judy Horacek books.

And don’t forget — there are plenty of spot prizes to be won! And if you win a fab Daily or Spot Prize, fear not, you are still in the running for our splendid Major Prizes to be drawn in the days following Subscriberthon.

All you have to do to be eligible for these terrific prizes is renew your subscription to Overland. It doesn’t even matter if your subscription hasn’t expired yet – we simply add another year’s worth of Overland to the end date. If you’ve already resubscribed, consider taking out a subscription for society-shakers you know, because, in our experience, Overland makes a very fine gift for rebellious types.

After all, the revolution won’t be televised – it will be read in Overland. Subscribe now, so you don’t miss it.

A Subscriberthon 2011 Major Prizes reminder:

Kobo readerMeanland luxury prize pack
This celebration of the digital age includes a Kobo Reader for your e-reading pleasure; a one year subscription to Meanjin (Melbourne’s other most-loved literary journal); a BONUS one-year subscription to Overland, a beautiful paper-and-digital diary and to round off the literary journal excellence, the Griffith Review’s snazzy Edition 33: Such is Life USB, which contains the complete edition in digital format.

Great Reads prizeGreat Reads luxury prize pack
Sit back and enjoy a glass of fine wine from Platypus Gully (heck, have a whole bottle – you’ve got twelve!) while you relax into a selection of the best reads of 2011. Miles Franklin award-winner, Kim Scott, Dead Man Dance; Charlotte Wood, Animal People; Alex Miller, Autumn Laing; SJ Finn, This too shall pass; Brendan Cowell, How it feels.

Coffee Lover’s luxury prize pack
Footscray is too close to Melbourne’s CBD for us Overlanders not to be coffee freaks (though it must be noted, our fiction editor lives in Sydney), so we jealously invite you to indulge yourself with this fabulous prize pack that includes a Kobo Reader; the beautiful coffee-table book Bird; a bottle of fine wine; a coffee-pack from Silva coffee (500 grams of delicious coffee and a stylish coffee-plunger), free trade, organic and roasted in Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley and, just to push it over the edge into the truly covetable, some fine organic chocolate.

For more info, see the Subscriberthon Sponsors page.

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