Subscriberthon Day Six: More local literary culture, more ♥

At Overland, we try to challenge the boundaries of writing as art and political engagement. We question received notions of what literature and society should be. We seek to interrogate the nexus between individual creativity and experience, and our shared understandings of the world.

Yet, as the recent attacks on arts funding have shown, independent small press publishing and vibrant literary culture in Australia is under increased threat.

Literary magazines have the flexibility to do what corporate publishing cannot: experiment, take creative risks, publish underrepresented perspectives and ideas, and engage with a literary culture that goes beyond the marketplace. But we can’t do it without you.

Subscriptions don’t just provide much-needed funds for organisations that run on the smell of an oily rag, they are visible markers of support. Taking out a subscription means helping out the little guys. It means raising a flag for independent publishing. It means showing you care about a vibrant and diverse literary culture.

We know lovers of literature read widely, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at literary mags around the country to make it easier for you to maximise your impact. Our Take-2 subscriptions mean you save up to 15% on the cover price of Overland, support multiple magazines at once, and if you subscribe before 11 November, you’ll go in the running to win one of twenty amazing Subscriberthon prizes.

Take-2 pairings are available with The Lifted Brow, Griffith ReviewMeanjinIslandSoutherly, and Westerly.

We also have a special offer with the National Union of Workers, sponsors of the Fair Australia Prize, for an Overland subscription and an NUW community membership.

Show your support. Subscribe today.


Day Six: More local literary culture, more ♥


2 x packs of Filter and Plunger Blend Padre Coffee

5 back issues of Meanjin (vol. 73:3, 73:4, 72: 2, 70:1, 69:4)

1 year subscription to Meanjin

The Lifted Brow issues 25 and 27


  • Penguin and the Lane Brothers by Stuart Kells
  • Two Sides: Smoking by Fiona Scott-Norman

2 x bottles of wine from Gilded Lilly

Chocolate from Monsieur Truffe


Plus everyone who subscribes today will also go in the running to win one of three Major Prizes, seven Regional Prizes, and special spot prizes throughout the week!

(Psst: are you under 25? Let us know in the Notes field at the checkout!)



See the full list of prizes,
including these Major Prizes:

Major Prize 1: Art Is My Life


Porter’s Paints liquid iron and instant rust oxidised finish pack including brush

Andy Kehoe/Monster Threads print ‘Revel in the Wild’

Monster Threads earrings

2 x tickets to see Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2016 production of Miss Julie by August Strindberg

2 x tickets to see Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2016 production of Skylight by David Hare

2 x bottles of wine from Gilded Lilly

Chocolate from Monsieur Truffe


  • Strange Country by Patrick McCaughey
  • Impressive by Kirstie Clements
  • Australian Notebooks by Betty Churcher
  • Funemployed by Justin Heazlewood
  • Changing Gears by Greg Foyster
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo by Luke Ryan
  • Moving Tigers by Bob Franklin
  • Come a Little Bit Closer by Ian ‘Peewee’ Wilson
  • Two Sides: Smoking by Fiona Scott-Norman
  • Run For Your Life by Jill Joliffe
  • The Abyssinian Contortionist: Hope, friendship and other circus acts by David Carlin


Major Prize 2: I Want To Know Everything


1 x Kobo Glo HD reader

Monster Threads air freshener

2 x packs of Filter and Plunger Blend Padre Coffee

1 year digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

1 year subscription to Crikey

2 x bottles of wine from Gilded Lilly

5 back issues of Meanjin (vol. 73:3, 73:4, 72: 2, 70:1, 69:4)

Chocolate from Monsieur Truffe


  • Three- Quarter Man by Sam Braham
  • Moving Tigers by Bob Franklin
  • Under Stones by Bob Franklin
  • A Letter to my Children by Christopher Pyne
  • Unholy Fury by James Curran
  • Being Berlusconi by Michael Day
  • ASAP Science by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown
  • Parenting Teenagers by Anna Mortensen and the Reach Foundation
  • Windsor’s Way by Tony Windsor
  • The Tsarnaev Brothers by Masha Gessen
  • Defending Gallipoli by Harvey Broadbent
  • Run For Your Life by Jill Jolliffe
  • Challenge by Paul Daley
  • Triumph and Demise by Paul Kelly
  • The Body Where I was Born by Guadalupe Nettel


Major Prize 3: Lean Green Literary Machine


Miss Malagata/Monster Threads print ‘Polar Bear’

Monster Threads necklace

Bee Sustainable voucher to a bee-keeping workshop and a copy of the book BeeAgSkills

$30 gift voucher to Ceres

4 free passes to Sun Theatre, Yarraville

1 year subscription to Crikey

2 x packs of Espresso Blend Padre Coffee

2 x bottles of wine from Gilded Lilly

Chocolate from Monsieur Truffe


  • Comrade Ambassador by Stephen Fitzgerald
  • Supermarket Monsters by Malcolm Knox
  • Across the Seas by Klaus Neumann
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  • Blood and Guts by Sam Vincent
  • Three- Quarter Man by Sam Braham
  • Advanced Australia by Mark Butler
  • Funemployed by Justin Heazlewood
  • Changing Gears by Greg Foyster
  • Heartland: Celebrating 50 Years of the Australian Conservation Foundation
  • On Happiness: New Ideas for the Twenty-first Century, edited by Camilla Nelson, Deborah Pike and Georgina Ledvinka


Subscriberthon FAQ

I want to join in but my subscription isn’t due for renewal yet! 
That’s okay – if you buy a subscription during Subscriberthon we’ll extend your current subscription by four issues, and you’ll go in the running to win!

Last year during Subscriberthon, I opted for automatic renewal. Am I still eligible for prizes this year?
Yes! Once your auto-renewal has gone through, we’ll put you into the prize pool for the corresponding Subscriberthon day. So if you subscribed on Day Two of Subscriberthon in 2014, you’ll go into the prize draw on Day Two in 2015. 

Can I buy a subscription for my friend?
What a lovely thing to do. Of course you can – just enter their details in the shipping section. Your friend will get four issues of Overland delivered to their door and go into the running to win one of our excellent prizes.

Oh no! I subscribed last week! Have I missed out on all the Subscriberthon fun?
Absolutely not! If you subscribed on or after 22 October 2015 you’ll still go into the prize draw for the Major Prizes and the Regional Prizes. 

Can I just make a donation?
You can indeed! Head over to our Donations page. If you donate during Subscriberthon you’ll be eligible for the prize draw, too.


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