Calling emerging writers

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be curated by Khalid Warsame. Khalid is a Brisbane-based writer of essays, short stories, memoir and screenplays, who occasionally produces and directs short films.

For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes a writer who has not yet published a book of stories or novel with commercial distribution.

Online contributors for this edition will be paid $120 per story.

Submissions close midnight, Sunday 1 February. The special issue will be available online in April.

Submit your story under the ‘For online’ category on the fiction submissions page, or read one of the previous special issues edited by Oliver Driscoll, SJ FinnEmily LaidlawMiranda Camboni or Kate Goldsworthy.


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