Subscriberthon: It’s your last chance!

Why should you subscribe to Overland? Because every print issue features (at least) 96 pages of in-depth nonfiction, evocative fiction, outstanding poetry, and stunning artwork. Some highlights over the last year include Jennifer Mills’ meditation on capitalism’s ruinsKen MacLeod’s examination of the possibilities for political fictionLily Mae Martin’s incredible paintings and sketches, and Apriana Taylor’s simple but devastating ‘Thank you’.

But taking out a subscription doesn’t just help us continue to publish thoughtful and provocative ideas in print; it also supports the online magazine.

Over the last week alone, we have featured the inimitable Alison Croggon on what it’s like being a woman writer in a man’s (publishing) worldGuardian opinion editor Adam Brereton on the ‘hot take’ economyJeff Sparrow on JK Rowling’s intervention into the debate on Israel and PalestineOverland deputy editor Stephanie Convery on how the police force use social media, and Lia Incognita on transphobia and Germaine Greer.

Today is your last chance to go in the running to win one of our twenty fantastic Subscriberthon prizes. If you still haven’t taken the plunge, you have until midnight tonight to sneak in under the wire.


Final Day: I Just Like A Damn Good Story



The full set of Elena Ferrante’s ‘Neapolitan’ novels from Text Publishing, including:

  • My Brilliant Friend
  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  • The Story of a New Name
  • The Story of a Lost Child


  • A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey
  • Moving Tigers by Bob Franklin
  • People in Glass Houses: An Insider’s Story of a Life In and Out of Hillsong by Tanya Levin

1 year digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

A free haircut with a principal stylist at Miss Gertrude

Two 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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