Want to write for Overland?

Whether you’re an emerging writer or you’ve been around the traps for a while now, Overland is sure to have an opportunity for you.

The following projects are currently open for submission.


Seeking writing from women of colour

Overland has a proud history of publishing underrepresented writers and promoting manifold voices. We are especially keen on receiving submissions from women writers of colour in all areas – fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art. Pitch and submit here!


Nakata-Brophy-Prize3Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers (Short Fiction)

In 2017, the prize will be awarded to the best short story (up to 3000 words in length) by an Indigenous writer who is 30 years or younger at the closing date of the competition. First place is a $5000 prize, publication in Overland’s print magazine, and a three-month writer’s residency at Trinity College, the oldest student residence at the University of Melbourne. Visit the prize page for details.

fiction adNew writers, we want your fiction!

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be guest edited by Natasha Batten. For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes writers at various early-career stages, from previously unpublished to no more than one collection of stories or a novel published.

Submissions close 11.59pm, Sunday 5 February. See the details for the special fiction issue.


Fiction ed positionBe our guest fiction editor

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 June 2017.

Find out the details.




Submit completed fiction, nonfiction, poetry or essays

Overland takes unsolicited submissions in fiction, poetry and nonfiction from writers at all stages of their careers. Head to the Submit page for all the details.


Pitch-adPitch nonfiction work

Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for the online magazine. Each week or so, we list particular subjects that seem interesting over on our pitch page, though we consider pitches on any topics. You can pitch at any time.


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