Catch the Overland rocket to Prizeville

Anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates before Friday goes into the draw to win some truly stellar prizes, including bikes, beekeeping workshops, artistic boot camps, award-winning books, bundles of excellent magazines, music, art and trips to Byron Bay. There are prizes for oenophiles, emerging writers and artists, Tasmanians, Northern Territorians, dog owners, coffee aficionados, gamers, New Zealanders, strapped poets and chocolate lovers.

You’ll also be supporting one of Australia’s oldest and most vital literary journals, which produces important works, such as ‘What we talk about when we talk about editing’ and ‘How rock gods think’, on a daily basis, and which supports writers, new and established, in the most crucial ways. Subscriptions start from $45.

By taking out, renewing or giving an Overland subscription today, you could win:

  • today’s ‘Parental leave’ prize (see below)
  • any of the three Major Prizes
  • and/or one of our Regional Prizes, including a most excellent prize for our New Zealand subscribers
  • a good feeling about yourself – and the future of progressive literary culture

Subscribe on Day Six of our annual fundraising drive
to be in the running for:

Day Six: Parental leave pack


One-year digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

$100 Miss Gertrude (hair salon) voucher

Padre coffee (500 grams) and Devouring Melbourne by Monique Bayer

Dumbo Feather pack of 4 (issues 49–52)

The following children’s books:

  • The 78-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths (with illustrated drink bottle!)
  • The Treehouse Fun Book 1
  • The Treehouse Fun Book 2 (Jill Griffiths, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton)
  • The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
  • What the ladybird heard and other stories – Bedtime bookcase by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks **
  • Little friends box set (with books and toys) **
  • First 100 animals bright baby book **
  • First 100 words sticker book **
  • First numbers, colours, shapes sticker book **
  • Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell **
  • The Gruffalo puppet book **

1 x Loving earth Banoffee Bang Bang chocolate

The following titles:

  • Dataclysm: who we are* by Christian Rudder
  • The drover’s wife edited by Frank Moorhouse
  • Extinctions by Josephine Wilson
  • Dying in the first person by Nike Sulway

1 x double pass to The killing of a sacred deer

1 x Black Inc. tote bag

See the full list of Subscriberthon Prizes for 2017, including these Major Prizes:

Major Prize 1: Books and the Bay

Major Prize 1

Three-day holiday in Byron Bay, including:

– Tickets to the 2018 Byron Writers Festival
– Return flights (from anywhere in Australia)
– Two nights accommodation

3-month coffee subscription from Wide Open Road

Full collection of Cordite Books, Series One (2015–2016) and Series Two (2016–2017)

1 x block of Loving Earth mint chocolate

1 x bottle of Noisy Ritual 2016 Great Western Shiraz

1 x bottle of Noisy Ritual 2017 King Valley Pinot Gris

1 x double pass to The killing of a sacred deer

1 x Scribe pack, including:

  • The road to ruin by Niki Savva
  • Familiar things by Hwang Sok-Yong
  • The show by Mark Aarons with John Grenville
  • In the land of Giants by Gabi Martinez
  • The family by Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones
  • The summer that melted everything by Tiffany McDaniel
  • The sleep solution by W Chris Winter
  • The science of appearances by Jacinta Halloran
  • Inglorious Empire by Sashi Tharoor
  • The secret code-breakers of central bureau by David Duffy

Major Prize 2: Emerging artist’s bike camp



1 x Overland cartooning workshop for you and four members of your writing group/community; to be facilitated by Overland contributor Sam Wallman in Melbourne in early 2018

1 x short story critique from Overland fiction editor Jennifer Mills

1 x Reid White Harrier Fixed wheel bike

1 x Text classic pack, including a Text tote bag, Text Classics 100 Postcards, and these ten books:

  • The getting of wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  • Dog boy by Eva Hornung
  • They’re a weird mob by Nino Culotta
  • Death in Brunswick by Boyd Oxlade
  • I for Isobel by Amy Witting
  • Madame midas by Fergus Hume
  • The women in black by Madeline St John
  • Me and Mr Booker by Cory Taylor
  • Cosmo Cosmolino by Helen Garner
  • Came Back to Show You I Could Fly by Robin Klein
  • 1 x block of Loving Earth mylk chocolate

One-year subscription to Voiceworks

Going Down Swinging issues 37 and 38

1 x 2018 Pilot diary

1 x awesome TLB pack, including:

  • The Town Shaun Prescott
  • The island will sink Briohny Doyle
  • Law school Benjamin Law and Jenny Phang
  • 2 x t-shirts
  • 5 x The Lifted Brow back issues 30–34

1 x double pass to The killing of a sacred deer

Major Prize 3: 2D or not 2D

(aka Screen dreams and painted scenes)

*canine not included

major-prize-3-copy copy

1 x Neon Nintendo Switch

1 x Switch game: Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Nicky Minus original artwork (cover from Overland 226)

1 x Cinema Nova silver pass – three months of films for you and a friend! (Don’t reside in Melbourne? That’s okay, you can pass this one onto a lucky friend/loved one)

1 x double mini-membership to Cinémathèque (Don’t reside in Melbourne? See above)

1 x Frog Dog Studio shoot voucher (worth $399); includes 1 pet photography sessions for two dogs from the same household and a 8×10 fine art print

1 x double pass to The killing of a sacred deer

1 x block of Loving Earth hazelnut chocolate

Bee workshop and book

1 x $30 North Melbourne Books voucher

Black Inc. tote bag

1 x pack of some fine Madman entertainment:

  • Mountain by the Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Congress
  • The Trip to Italy
  • This is England ‘88
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Deep Water
  • Still Life
  • Haemoo 
  • Regular Show 
  • The Hunter

1 x La Mama double pass and drink vouchers

1 x 2018 Pilot diary

1 x Scribe pack, including:

  • Watching out by Julian Burnside
  • Position doubtful by Kim Mahood
  • The heart tastes bitter by Victor del Arbol
  • The show by Mark Aarons with John Grenville
  • Client earth by James Thornton and Martin Goodman
  • The summer that melted everything by Tiffany McDaniel
  • The secret code-breakers of central bureau by David Duffy
  • The family by Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones
  • Gravity well by Melanie Joosten

Take me to the subscriptions page at once!



*Many thanks to the friends and supporters of
Overland’s 2017 Subscriberthon!

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