Published 25 September 201424 February 2015 · News / Prizes / Announcement Winners of the Overland Story Wine Prize Editorial team It’s our great pleasure to announce the winners of the inaugural Overland Story Wine Prize: First place: ‘That inward eye’ by Leah Swann Runner-up: ‘I thought maybe I could be a lounge singer’ by Lauren Aimee Curtis Runner-up: ‘6pm Saturday night’ by Sally Breen ‘One of the strengths of the short story form,’ the judges Clare Strahan, Paddy O’Reilly and Campbell Mattinson write, ‘is its ability to accommodate experimentation and risk while providing a satisfying reading experience; this strength also makes judging one story against another a difficult task.’ Leah Swann’s one-sentence story was the unanimous choice as winner, because of its ‘joyous celebration of the inner life – observation, memory and a profound appreciation of beauty intertwined in a technically impressive single sentence of 585 words.’ It’s a story, the judges say, ‘that will reward multiple readings’. ‘That inward eye’ has won $3000 and publication in the next issue of Overland (out in mid-November), as well as on the label of a 2015 vintage Story Wines Shiraz. ‘I thought maybe I could be a lounge singer’ and ‘6pm Saturday night’ will each receive $500 and be published on Overland in mid-November, to coincide with the publication of our last issue for 2014. Read the judges’ report. 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 3 November 20238 November 2023 · News Subscriberthon 2023 Friends and Sponsors Editorial team Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions to the 2023 Overland Subscriberthon! First published in Overland Issue 228 23 January 202325 January 2023 · Announcement An announcement Editorial team In 2023, as we look towards our 250th edition and prepare for Overland’s 70th anniversary, we wish to make a tangible commitment to improve working conditions for our community, and ensure that whatever funding challenges we might face as a left-wing not-for-profit publisher are not passed on to our contributors. As such, we are proud to become the first publishers to sign onto the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Freelance Charter, which affirms the rights and protections of freelance contributors.