Published 21 December 201513 January 2016 · News / Writing / Announcement / Reading And that’s a wrap Editorial team After a big year, Overland is taking a little break. The magazine will begin publishing, and considering pitches and pieces, from Monday 11 January. Thanks A thousand thanks to all our readers, contributors, submitters and volunteers for making 2015 an excellent and provocative year – the truth is, Overland would be impossible without you. Thanks, too, to everyone who took out a subscription during Subscriberthon – and check your mailboxes, as the issue should be arriving from today. If you’re not currently a subscriber, you can buy our hot-off-the-press summer issue, or take out a subscription, just in time for some holiday reading. New issue Overland #221 isn’t completely live just yet, but you can read Ben Eltham on the class war in arts funding and Laurie Penny on Facebook polices and ‘truth’ as social media commodity. If fiction’s more your thing, read the winners of the Victoria University Short Story Prize – Barry Lee Thompson, Jennifer Down and Genevieve Poetka, along with the judges’ report. You can also read the winners of the second year of the Story Wine Prize – Melissa Manning, Zoë Meager and Melanie Pryor, and accompanying judges’ report. Submit your fiction and poetry If you’re in a more writerly mood, submit a story for Ben Walter’s upcoming fiction issue of anti-/dis-/un-Australian stories. Challenge the form, challenge the content, or submit those stories you previously thought too experimental for standard print fiction. You can also enter the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. This year, the prize, which consists of $5000 and a three-month writing residency at the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College, is looking for the best poem (of up to 88 lines). If you’re not eligible for the prize, send the details onto someone who is. Heatwave preparation Finally, in preparation for future heatwaves anywhere in the southern hemisphere, here are the top four films to watch, as voted by an internal Overland straw poll: Chinatown Do the Right Thing Barton Fink Stray Dog / Wake in Fright Adieu! We’ll see you in 2016 for more provocation, more print issues, more daily online magazine, more special fiction and poetry issues experimenting with form and style, more prizes and the inaugural Overland writing residency. 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 3 November 20238 November 2023 · News Subscriberthon 2023 Friends and Sponsors Editorial team Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions to the 2023 Overland Subscriberthon! 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 2 November 202327 November 2023 · Solidarity Open letter: Statement of solidarity with Palestine and call to action from the University of Melbourne’s staff, students, and alumni UniMelb for Palestine Action Group We, the students, staff, and alumni who make up the community at The University of Melbourne, reiterate the NTEU University of Melbourne Branch’s Palestine solidarity statement. We implore The University of Melbourne to stand on the right side of history by condemning Israel’s genocidal attack against the people of Palestine.