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Subscriberthon 2016

Final Day of Subscriberthon: Last chance to hop on board!

This is it: your last day to subscribe to a magazine that is politically necessary and win prizes

Overland is a magazine more important than ever, for all the reasons we’ve already outlined this past week, but especially now, in this political climate.

In the aftermath and the confusion of the US election, it can seem like rationality was left at home, while people took their prejudices to the polling booths. If you’ve listened to the mainstream media since, you’ll have noted that they’re unable to articulate why Donald Trump was elected. This is because they support the status quo and are embedded in a political system in which the market comes first and human need second.

At Overland, we know there is no neutral media and no neutral times, and that people are tired of outlets that sell the status quo. Overland is a magazine that can offer incisive perspectives amid the fearmongering and despair. As Elizabeth O’Shea wrote for us yesterday, ‘the necessary work has always been to build a Left alternative to the status quo, and this work has just become more urgent’.

It’s your last chance to win prizes by committing to a magazine that believes another world, a better world, is possible.

We’re impressed by how long you’ve held out – seven days! – but now there’s only one day left to subscribe and win a holiday to Ubud, our writers’ boot camp prize, a beautiful art prize (featuring an original collage by Overland artist Savina Hopkins), bee-keeping workshops, three-month film passes, coffee makers, theatre tickets, wine, chocolate, and piles and piles of subscriptions and books! (Full list of prizes below.)

Current subscribers

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

Automatic renewals

Don’t fret: subscribers who have automatic renewals this time of year are automatically placed in the prize draw.

And if you take out an automatic renewal today, you’ll be in the draw every year, so you won’t have to worry about missing an issue or prize opportunity again.

*Note, if your card details have changed over the past 12 months, you’ll need to contact us so we can update you in the database!

 

Subscribe now!

Final Day: The Truth is out There

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2 x Sam Wallman prints

1 x Fluid Prejudice anthology (edited by Sam Wallman)

1 x If We All Spat at Once, They’d Drown: Drawing about Class (also edited by the brilliant Sam Wallman)

1 x 250g Wide Open Road coffee beans (or ground), freshly roasted in Brunswick

1 x Monster Threads necklace

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

These illuminating titles:

  • Game changers by Dan Golding and Leena van Deventer
  • Double Dissolution by Lee Zacariah
  • Sweet Boy Dear Wife: Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881–1886 by Heather Rossiter
  • The Chaser’s Australia by The Chaser
  • How I met my son by Yolanda Bogert
  • Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt
  • Beyond the Vapour Trail: The Beauty, Horror and Humour of Life by Brett Pierce
  • Captives by Angela Meyer
  • Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
  • The Hidden Life of Trees By Peter Wohlleben
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy

 

The entire list of Subscriberthon Prizes for 2016,
all of which are still up for grabs:

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 and 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 and 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

 

Regional Prizes

ACT

ACT

1 x one-year ACT Writers Centre membership

1 x one-year Australian Book Review digital subscription

1 x one-year Southerly subscription and three back issues

These excellent titles:

  • The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam
  • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson
  • The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott
  • Captives by Angela Meyer
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy
  • Ecstasy Lake by Alastair Sarre

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

 

New South Wales

NSW

1 x one-year NSW Writers Centre membership

1 x one-year Griffith Review subscription

1 x Monsterthreads brooch

The following titles:

  • Crow’s Breath by John Kinsella
  • The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott
  • Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
  • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson
  • Dissonance – a novel by Stephen Orr
  • Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla

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

 

Northern Territory

NT

2 x NT Writers’ Centre memberships

1 x one-year subscription to Australian Poetry

3 x Southerly back issues

1 x Black Inc tote bag

Plus:

  • A Chinese Affair by Isabelle Li
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy
  • Captives by Angela Meyer
  • Abandoned India by Kip Scott
  • The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott

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

 

Queensland

QLD

1 x one-year Queensland Writers Centre membership

1 x subscription for Australian Writers’ Marketplace

1 x $50 Avid Reader Voucher

1 x Komorebi rainbow tourmaline necklace

3 x guitar lessons, courtesy of Ethan Frankel, Virtuosi School of Music

And these titles:

  • It’s a Long Way from Acca-Dacca to Zappa, 1969–1979: The Photography of Philip Morris
  • Memoirs of a Suburban Girl by Deb Kandelaars
  • Double Dissolution by Lee Zacariah

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

 

South Australia

SA

1 x one-year SA Writers Centre membership

1 x one-year Crikey subscription

Some fantastic books:

  • Letter to Pessoa by Michelle Cahill
  • Dying in the First Person by Nike A Sulway
  • Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
  • The Permanent Resident by Rosanna Gonsalves

1 x Monsterthreads necklace

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

 

Tasmania

TAS

1 x one-year Tasmanian Writers Centre membership

1 x one-year Westerly subscription

3 x Southerly back issues

1 x PBS Proud membership (for streaming online)

Some terrific titles:

  • Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
  • Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla
  • The First Week by Margaret Merrilees
  • One by Patrick Holland

And some terrific Tasmanian Writers Centre titles:

  • When I was a girl in Sudan by Sarafino Enadio
  • The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
  • The White Room Poems by Anne Kellas

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

 

Victoria

VIC

1 x one-year Victorian Writers Centre membership

1 x $50 Local Folk voucher

1 x Sun Theatre double pass

Books:

  • Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia by Warren Kirk
  • Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla
  • The Hidden Life of Trees By Peter Wohlleben

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

1 x embossed Padre coffee tin

 

Western Australia

WA

1 x one-year Crikey subscription

1 x one-year Kill Your Darlings digital subscription

So many books:

  • Sing Fox to Me by Sarah Kanake
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy
  • Double Dissolution by Lee Zacariah
  • A Chinese Affair by Isabelle Li
  • Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir by Catherine de Saint Phalle
  • The Permanent Resident by Rosanna Gonsalves
  • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

1 x Puzzle Peace art puzzle

 

New Zealand

NZ

$100 Unity Books voucher

$20 Ferret Bookshop voucher

1 x block of handcrafted Wawa chocolate

2 x Monsterthreads plates

4 x Monsterthreads placemats

Black Inc tote bag

1 x Puzzle Peace art puzzle

The following titles:

  • Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
  • Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
  • The Hidden Life of Trees By Peter Wohlleben
  • Ghost Girls by Cath Ferla
  • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

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

 

Daily Prizes

Day One: From idea to action!

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1 x double pass to School of Life ‘How to’ classes (Melbourne)

1 x double pass to Sun Theatre Cinema

Tickets to the Melbourne Theatre Company

4 x back issues of Dumbo Feather

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

Books:

  • Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia by Warren Kirk
  • 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

 

Weekend Prize: A High Note!

Like music? Check. Like poetry? Check. Like independent radio? Yes indeed.

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 1 x subscription to Cut Common magazine – ‘The new generation of classical music’

3 x Cut Common A5 manuscript books

1 x double pass to the 2017 Rock n Roll Writers Festival in Queensland

1 x Rock n Roll Writers Festival tote bag and t-shirt

1 x copy of Skeleton Tree, Nick Cave’s new album

A complete set of Cordite Books’ Series 1 collection 2015–2016  (including John Hawke, Tony Birch, Rachael Briggs, Alan Loney, Natalie Harkin, Jen Crawford, Claire Nashar, Autumn Royal, Javant Biarujia and Ross Gibson)

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

1 x RRR prize pack (shirt, beer holder, 1 x books)

1 x PBS Proud membership

Some terrific books:

  • Road Series by Hugo Race
  • It’s a Long Way from Acca-Dacca to Zappa, 1969–1979: The Photography of Philip Morris
  • 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

 

Day Four: The Political Possum!

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1 x one-year subscription to Crikey

1 x 250g Wide Open Road coffee beans, freshly roasted in Brunswick

1 x $100 voucher for Whitehouse Pet Supplies (online pet store)

A copy of The Chaser’s Australia by The Chaser

A copy of Double Dissolution: Heartbreak and Chaos on the Campaign Trail by Lee Zacariah

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

The following titles:

  • 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

 

Day Five: Emerge-ncy!

When the system tries to wear you down, break glass

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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

 

Day Six: A Prize of Prizewinners

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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

And all of these acclaimed titles:

  • The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
  • Black Rock White City by AS Patrić
  • Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright
  • A Very Normal Man by Vincenzo Cerami
  • The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam
  • Black Dust Dancing by Tracy Crisp
  • Treading Air by Ariella Van Luyn
  • The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott
  • The Permanent Resident by Roanna Gonsalves
  • Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
  • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson
  • 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

 

 

Day Seven: ‘We live here!’ – the Mel-burn pack

(Sorry non-Melburnians! Please see our many regional prizes)

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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

1 x $50 Toff in Town voucher

1 x $50 Local Folk voucher

1 x Malthouse double-pass to Blaque Showgirls

1 x Wheeler Centre double-pass to Harmontown

These great titles:

  • Every time you close your eyes by Bel Schenk
  • Flavours of Melbourne
  • On Brunswick Ground by Catherine de Saint Phalle
  • Westography: Images of a Vanishing Suburbia by Warren Kirk
  • 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

 

 

Final Day: The Truth is out There

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2 x Sam Wallman prints

1 x Fluid Prejudice anthology (edited by Sam Wallman)

1 x If We All Spat at Once, They’d Drown: Drawing about Class (also edited by the brilliant Sam Wallman)

1 x 250g Wide Open Road coffee beans (or ground), freshly roasted in Brunswickwide

1 x Monster Threads necklace

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

These illuminating titles:

  • Game changers by Dan Golding and Leena van Deventer
  • Double Dissolution by Lee Zacariah
  • Sweet Boy Dear Wife: Jane Dieulafoy in Persia 1881–1886 by Heather Rossiter
  • The Chaser’s Australia by The Chaser
  • How I met my son by Yolanda Bogert
  • Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose by Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt
  • Beyond the Vapour Trail: The Beauty, Horror and Humour of Life by Brett Pierce
  • Captives by Angela Meyer
  • Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
  • The Hidden Life of Trees By Peter Wohlleben
  • Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy

 

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

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