Founded in 1954, Overland is one of Australia’s major contemporary literary magazines. Overland’s mission is to foster new, original and progressive work exploring the relationship between politics and culture, especially literature, and to bring that work to as many people as possible. But we want to know what other people, particularly in surrounding regions, think about the world as well.
In May of next year, Overland is publishing an issue showcasing the work of some of our closest writerly neighbours: those residing in Aotearoa / New Zealand. This special edition will be guest edited by long-time Overland contributor and columnist Giovanni Tiso, with Jolisa Gracewood editing the fiction and Robert Sullivan editing the poetry.
Submissions are open now and will close midnight, Monday 2 February 2015.
Are you a New Zealand writer who wants to submit? Completed articles, stories and poems should be submitted in the relevant category below.
If you’re pitching an article idea instead, please email Giovanni Tiso directly.
Remember, Overland pays all its writers, online and in print. But it also makes all its content free online, so as to disseminate progressive ideas as widely as possible. Readers and writers can support Overland in these efforts by becoming a subscriber.
For this special issue, New Zealand writers and readers can sign up for just AUD$45, for which they’ll get four print editions of the magazine, a year’s worth of politics and culture, the chance to enter competitions at a reduced rate, erudition, and a really good feeling.
About the editors
Giovanni Tiso is a writer and translator based in New Zealand. He completed a PhD in English literature at Victoria University in 2006. He has published extensively in Overland, the New Inquiry, New Statesman, The Guardian and, in New Zealand, Brief, On Film and The Pantograph Punch. His blog Bat, Bean, Beam was a finalist at the inaugural Canon Media Awards for this category in 2014. In the past year, he has published chapters in: About Eco (Joker, Italy), Once in a Lifetime: City Building after Disaster in Christchurch (Freerange press) and Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction (AUP).
Jolisa Gracewood has edited nonfiction, fiction and poetry, including prizewinning novels and story collections by Rachael King, Lawrence Patchett, Pip Adam, Joy Cowley, and Tim Wilson. She has been a judge for the Commonwealth Short Story Award 2009–2011, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2012, and the Mix & Mash Creative Commons Competition 2013. Jolisa has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and is co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2015.
Robert Sullivan is a significant internationally published Maori poet with nine books, including the poem Star Waka (Auckland University Press) which has been reprinted five times and translated into German, the graphic novel Maui: Legends of the Outcast, illustrated by Chris Slane, and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book of the Year, Weaving Earth and Sky, illustrated by Gavin Bishop. He is head of Manukau Institute of Technology’s Creative Writing School, and one of the editors of the journal trout.