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.

ownstories_1 (1)‘Our hour’: a winter fiction edition

Overland is seeking fiction submissions for a special online fiction edition themed around ‘Our hour’, to be guest edited by Anna Spargo-Ryan.

For this issue, we are looking for writers’ stories about identity, perception, perspective and reality. This might mean stories of home, displacement, gender, race, physicality, ability, dysphoria, illness, altered states, or any other experience realised in your fiction. Send in stories that have listened, and that require listening to.

Visit the submission page for details.


ABR_prize_2VU Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers

At a grand first prize of $6000, this is a coveted annual fiction award for new writers in Australia. There are also two runner-up prizes of $1000. All three winners will be published in the spring issue of Overland. 2017 Judges: author Frank Moorhouse, UQP editor Ian See and Overland’s Rachael McGuirk.

Visit the prize page for 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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