Subscriberthon Weekend: Cultured and caffeinated

We’ve got prizes for oenophiles, emerging writers and artists, Canberrans, dog owners, coffee aficionados, gamers, New Zealanders, strapped poets and chocolate lovers. There are bikes, bee-keeping workshops, award-winning books, bundles of excellent magazines, music and a trip to Byron Bay!

Anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates over the next week goes into the draw to win our filled-to-the-brim daily, regional and major prize packs! You’ll also be supporting one of Australia’s oldest and most vital literary journals. Overland has been showcasing brilliant and progressive fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art since 1954. We have published some of Australia’s most iconic voices, and continue to give space to underrepresented voices and brand-new literary talent every single day.

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

  • the Susbcriberthon Weekend Prize
  • any of the three superb Major Prizes
  • and/or one of our Regional Prizes, including a a most excellent prize for our New Zealand subscribers
  • a good feeling about yourself – and the future of progressive literary culture

Overland subscriptions start from as a little as $45. For that, you get a year’s worth of politics and literary culture, the chance to enter competitions at a reduced rate – and, just maybe, a fabulous prize. Take the plunge!

Hot tip: an Overland sub also makes a brilliant gift!

Subscribe today to be in the running for the following prizes:

Day Two and Three / The weekend: Cultured and caffeinated


One-year subscription to Crikey

1 x year digital subscription to The Saturday Paper

$100 Melbourne International Film Festival voucher

1 x 2018 Pilot diary

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

1 x Loving Earth Coffee Ka-Pow chocolate

$50 Readings gift voucher

The following books and journals:

  • No more boats by Felicity Castagna
  • The love of a bad man by Laura Elizabeth Woolett
  • Tinkering by Katherine Wilson
  • Disappearing off the face of the earth by David Cohen
  • The birdman’s wife by Melissa Ashley
  • The Lifted Brow 5 x back issues 30–34

1 x Black Inc. tote bag

1 x double pass to The killing of a sacred deer

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

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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