Published 7 March 201615 March 2016 · Reading / Writing / Announcement / News Callout: guest fiction editor Editorial team Paid guest editorship Every year, Overland publishes several online editions showcasing work by new and emerging writers. An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on one of these online fiction editions, to be published in August 2016. Recent guest editors have included writer and academic Rachel Hennessy, writer and Lifted Brow fiction editor Khalid Warsame, writer and Affirm Press editor Kate Goldsworthy, and writer and Slow Canoe co-founder Oliver Driscoll. Ben Walter’s upcoming fiction edition, Overland’s first for 2016, will be published mid-April. The successful applicant will receive a payment of $500 to read a large number of submitted stories and to select four for online publication. The emerging editor will be an Overland subscriber with sufficient familiarity with the journal to curate writing that is appropriate. They will also have a demonstrable interest in contemporary fiction and will be capable of writing a short editorial to introduce the edition. As the fiction will be read and assessed online, the applicant can be based anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. How to apply Please submit a brief CV (up to two pages), and one or two paragraphs as to why you are the right person for the position. Note: editors are welcome to suggest loose themes for their issues. (See, for example, the callout for the upcoming anti-/dis-/un-Australian issue.) Applications for this position close 11.59 pm, Sunday 3 April. 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 February 202324 February 2023 · Writing From work to text, and back again: ChatGPT and the (new) death of the author Rob Horning Generative models extinguish the dream that Barthes’s Death of the Author articulates by fulfilling it. Their ‘tissue of signs’ seems less like revolution and more like the fear that AI will create a recursive postmodern nightmare world of perpetual sameness that we will all accept because we no longer remember otherwise or how to create an alternative. 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 February 202310 February 2023 · Writing Please like, follow and subscribe: the pathos of Patreon Scott Robinson Every Substack page contains a glowing white box just waiting for your email address. This becomes, unavoidably, part of the work being produced. What began as a way to fund work and bring existing ideas into fruition is funnelled by hungry platforms towards an engine of content production that demands we churn out words in structurally-required scripturience. None of this is to denigrate the work of writers, artists and creators supported by such platforms. My point is that we should try and understand the effect these platforms have on the work they claim to enable.