28 August 201517 September 2015 Announcement / Prizes Announcing the winners of the XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word Editorial team Arts Queensland’s XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s first arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word. The prize is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep impression on many of today’s Queensland spoken word artists. Created by Queensland Poetry Festival, the prize was open to all Australian residents and comes with total prize money of $1500. Winning entries are published at Overland, a supporter of this prize. Queensland Writers Centre, also a partner, is offering membership and workshop credit to the highest Queensland entry. The judges for the prize in its inaugural year were Dr Karina Quinn, Pascalle Burton, and the 2015 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence Kate Durbin. There were a lot of strong entries but after much deliberation, the following pieces were selected: 2015 Winner + Highest Queensland Entry ‘(v)aisle of caprice’ by Manna Marvel 2015 Runner-up ‘Explaining why Fiji is less privileged to 11F English poetry elective’ by Adrian McPherson https://soundcloud.com/overlandmag/explaining-why-fiji-is-less-privileged-to-11f-english-poetry-elective Highly Commended ‘Magical mistkaes’ by Elham Day Read more at the Queensland Poetry Festival site. 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 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. First published in Overland Issue 228 3 November 20227 November 2022 News Subscriberthon 2022 Friends and Sponsors Editorial team Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions to the 2022 Overland Subscriberthon!