The CAL Connections project seeks to foster greater editorial diversity in Overland through a series of essays by emerging writers from marginalised or under-represented backgrounds. The next phase of the project will draw attention to ableism both in Australian publishing and in society more broadly. Overland invites writers with a disability who are interested in taking part to submit an essay proposal by 17 June 2012. Final essays should be 3000–4000 words and can address any subject that the participant feels relevant. Successful essayists will be paid $1500 upon publication.
Further information, including details of how to apply, can be found on the CAL Connections page.