15 March 201315 March 2013 Writing Results of the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize Editorial team Announcing the results of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets The $6000 major prize in the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been won by Luke Fischer with his poem, ‘Augury?’ The second place, a prize of $2000, has been awarded to Fiona Hile for ‘The owl of Lascaux’, with the third prize, of $1000, awarded to Myles Gough for ‘The watchmaker’s wrath’. The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative and prestigious literary prizes in Australia, and is the only major prize dedicated to new and emerging poets. The prize was judged by Overland poetry editor, Peter Minter. In his judge’s report, Minter describes ‘Augury?’ as a contemporary ‘ramble poem’, a genre with a rich history ‘where the complexities of human ambivalences are made ineluctably central to the experience of nature’. Fischer’s poem, Minter says, ‘balances epistemological certitude on a hinge of doubt’. All three poems, along with Minter’s report, will be published in Overland 210, which is currently at the printers. ‘All the poems stand out for being “honest and well crafted”,’ writes Minter. ‘To witness such aesthetic authenticity in the writing of new and emerging poets is the great gift of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets.’ The prize, made possible with the generous support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, will re-open on 1 September, 2013. In the meantime, consider taking out a subscription to Overland, ensuring you’re one of the first to read these prize-winning poems. 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 4 First published in Overland Issue 228 6 April 202231 May 2022 Writing What happens when authors stop listening to their editors Jessica Stewart When I moved into a second career in editing and publishing, friends told me that working as an editor might temper my love of books—that a professional eye might spy previously unnoticed flaws. I dismissed this, but they were right. Before, if a book left me restless, dissatisfied, annoyed, I would simply close it and move on. Now, I know what is wrong, why I, the reader, feel short-changed. 3 First published in Overland Issue 228 22 November 202131 January 2022 Writing Precarious words Jennifer Mills Eight years ago, I wrote a short piece for Overland called ‘Pay the Writers’. I was fed up with being asked to work for ‘exposure’. It was a time when a lot of writing work was moving online, and this work was often unpaid. Writers were at risk of losing our incomes entirely. If anything needed some exposure, it was the working conditions of freelancers.