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Subscriberthon 2016

Subscriberthon Day Five: It takes a village of literary journals

Anyone who takes out a joint subscription – or subscribes, resubscribes or donates – over the next week goes into the draw to win some spectacular prizes. This year’s prizes include a holiday to Ubud, original artworks, locally roasted coffee, wine, workshops – and piles of books and subscriptions.

Remember: current subscribers can also take this opportunity to resubscribe and go into the draw – we’ll simply add another year your existing subscription. Subscribe today.

 

It takes a village of literary journals to make a culture

Overland would be impossible without its fellow journals – publications that foster a culture of writing and ideas, criticism and debate. In our collective pages, first-time writers sit alongside the celebrated, and significant discussions take place.

Capitalism makes it seem like everything is in constant competition, but the more literary magazines we have, the more meaningful cultural conversations and literary experimentations can occur, furthering and challenging our understanding of literature in the world today.

No single literary journal can do everything – cover all the subjects, publish all the writers, cater to all our cultural imaginings. We need a diversity of publications and of writers – culturally, formally and in terms of content.

If you like Overland, you’ll probably enjoy one of these other publications that we offer discounted joint subscriptions with.

The Lifted Brow offers experiments in reading and writing – always challenging its readers, always breaking the mould. Subscribe to both magazines for a mere $100 a year.

Southerly is Australia’s oldest literary magazine. Launched in 1939, it continues to build a bridge between the academy and the garret. This month, Overland and Southerly have a specially discounted November subscription deal – a joint subscription is only $95.

Meanjin is one of Overland’s oldest friends and sporting competitors.* This quarterly reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or the broader issues of the times. For the special rate of $121, you’ll get eight issues a year and a warm feeling. (*Ed note: Overland still holds the coveted Emu Cup!)

Griffith Review is a themed, agenda-setting quarterly based in Queensland. It publishes a mix of essays, memoir, reportage, short fiction, poetry and visual essays by pre-eminent Australian and international writers. With a joint $126 subscription, you’ll have all your big-topic reading covered for the next twelve months.

Since 1979, Island has been one of Australia’s leading literary magazines. Today, the publication is a print-only quarterly of ideas, writing and culture. Important note: David Ireland’s The World Repair Video Game, nominated for a Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction, was published by Island just last year. You can take out an Overland & Island joint subscription for $100.

Westerly has been shaping Australian literature from the west coast since 1956. The magazine covers literature and culture throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region. Perthlings, show some home-ground loyalty with a joint Overland & Westerly subscription of just $96.

And remember, you already have a joint subscription to Peril, Cordite, Verity La, Mascara and Sydney Review of Books – all these excellent online journals are free. Read them.

 

Day Five: Emerge-ncy!

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1 x Pilot 2017: A Diary for Writers

1 x one-year Books + Publishing subscription

1 x one-year Voiceworks subscription

5 x back issues of Going Down Swinging

2 x bottles of Story Wines 2014 Shiraz (featuring the inaugural Story Wine Prize winner Leah Swann with ‘That inward eye’)

1 x block of handcrafted Wawa chocolate

Some excellent books:

  • Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright
  • The Permanent Resident by Roanna Gonsalves
  • Captives by Angela Meyer
  • Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
  • The Hidden Life of Trees By Peter Wohlleben
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy

1 x Black Inc. tote bag

 

See the list of Subscriberthon Prizes for 2016, including these Major Prizes:

Major Prize 1: Book to Bali

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5 x nights at the Honeymoon Guesthouse in Ubud, plus return flights to Bali (from anywhere in Australia)

2 x bottles of Story Wines 2014 Shiraz (featuring the inaugural Story Wine Prize winner Leah Swann with ‘That inward eye’)

1 x 250g of Padre espresso coffee beans, freshly roasted in Brunswick

1 x embossed Padre coffee tin

1 x Scribe pack, including a Scribe tote bag and these 10 books:

  • The Love of a Bad Man by Laura Elizabeth Wollett
  • Cairo by Chris Womersley
  • Lion Attack by Oliver Mol
  • We Are All Stardust by Stefan Klein
  • My Brilliant Career: Malcolm Turnbull: a political life, in cartoons edited by Russ Radcliffe
  • Money Shot by Jeff Sparrow
  • Fear and Politics by Carmen Lawrence
  • Kiffy Rubbo: curating the 1970s edited by Janine Burke, Helen Hughes
  • The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
  • Rise of the Machines by Thomas Rid

1 x copy of It’s a Long Way from Acca-Dacca to Zappa, 1969–1979: The Photography of Philip Morris

 

Major Prize 2: Emerging Writers’ Boot Camp

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1 x Overland fiction writing workshop for you and five members of your writing group/community; to be facilitated by Jennifer Mills in Melbourne in early 2017

1 x Pilot 2017: A Diary for Writers

1 x Cinema Nova silver pass (three months of films for you and a friend!)

1 x Lifted Brow collection, including:

  • TLB tote bag
  • copy of The Island Will Sink
  • 6 x back issues (including latest issue)

1 x $30 Voucher to North Melbourne Books

1 x 250g of Padre espresso coffee beans, freshly roasted in Brunswick

1 x embossed Padre coffee tin

1 x Puzzle Peace art puzzle

As well as these superb titles:

  • The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Black Rock White City by AS Patrić
  • Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
  • Captives by Angela Meyer
  • Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
  • The Hidden Life of Trees By Peter Wohlleben
  • Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy
  • Double Dissolution by Lee Zacariah
  • Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia by Warren Kirk

 

Major Prize 3: Cultural Defibrillator Pack

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1 x Kobo Glo HD ereader

1 x Wide Open Road pack, including:

  • Aerobie AeroPress Espresso Maker – ‘The best coffee maker I’ve ever owned’
  • 1 x 250g coffee beans (or ground), freshly roasted in Brunswick
  • ‘It’s in our blood’ mug
  • Wide Open Road tote bag
  • 2 x hessian sacks

1 x one-year Griffith Review subscription

1 x one-year Meanjin subscription

3 x back issues of Southerly

1 x Bee Sustainable pack containing:

  • 1 x beekeeping workshop
  • The Australian Beekeeping Manual by Robert Owen

1 x Scribe pack, including a Scribe tote bag and these 10 books:

  • The Near and the Far: new stories from the Asia-Pacific region edited by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
  • Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson
  • So Sad Today by Melissa Broder
  • The Middlepause by Marina Benjamin
  • What is a refugee? by William Maley
  • The Ice Age by Luke Williams
  • Best Australian Political Cartoons 2015
  • Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea
  • There’s not one by Jennifer Higgie

1 x copy of It’s a Long Way from Acca-Dacca to Zappa, 1969–1979: The Photography of Philip Morris

1 x Komorebi opalite, pearl, moonstone and quartz necklace

1 x salted caramel sauce

 

Major Prize 4: Pretty as a Picture

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1 x Savina Hopkins framed original collage artwork, Woman with Book

1 x $50 Readings voucher (can be used online)

1 x 250g of Padre espresso coffee beans, freshly roasted in Brunswick

1 x embossed Padre coffee tin

2 x bottles of Story Wines 2014 Shiraz (featuring the inaugural Story Wine Prize winner Leah Swann with ‘That inward eye’)

1 x Fremantle Press TAG Hungerfield Prize pack, including:

  • Troppo by Madeline Dickie
  • The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson
  • What is left over, after by Natasha Lester
  • Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright
  • The Whip Hand by Michaela Nicolescu / Nadine Browne
  • The Last Sky by Alice Nelson
  • Stories from Suburban Road by Tom Hungerford

1 x Komorebi Picasso Jasper necklace

1 x copy of Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia by Warren Kirk

1 x copy of  The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott

1 x copy of It’s a Long Way from Acca-Dacca to Zappa, 1969–1979: The Photography of Philip Morris

1 x salted caramel sauce

And the following art books:

  • Behind the Doors: An art history from Yuendumu by Philip Jones
  • Cornucopia by Adrian Feint
  • Elvis Has Entered the Building by Ian W Adbulla

 

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*Many thanks to the friends and supporters of Overland’s 2016 Subscriberthon!

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

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