Ahoy there new writers! We want your fiction!

About the issue

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 For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes writers at various early-career stages, from previously unpublished to no more than one collection of stories or a novel published.

Online contributors for this edition will be paid $150 per story.

Submissions close 11.59pm, Sunday 5 February. The special issue will be available online in April.

About the editor

Natasha Batten has been an editorial assistant at Overland since 2012. She works by day as a production coordinator for a client publisher in Melbourne. Natasha prefers stories to warm and haunt her in equal parts. All the light we cannot see, A little life, and The glorious heresies are some of recent favourite reads.

Guidelines for submission

Stories can run from flash fiction to longer short stories, but the maximum word length for submissions is 4000 words.

Kindly note: writers may submit no more than two stories for consideration for this special issue.

Submit your story as a:

Current Overland subscriber?
Click here to submit your story.

Not yet an Overland subscriber? 
Click here to submit your story.
(Remember, you can support Overland by becoming a subscriber.)


Read one of our previous fiction issues

  1. Mandy Beaumont and Craig Bolland – The Idea of Women issue
  2. Ben Walter – Anti-/dis-/un-Australian fiction issue
  3. Rachel Hennessy
  4. Khalid Warsame
  5. Kate Goldsworthy
  6. Oliver Driscoll
  7. SJ Finn
  8. Emily Laidlaw
  9. Miranda Camboni

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