We’re impressed you’ve held out so long, but it’s the second-last day to catch the 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

Subscribe on the second-last day of our annual fundraising drive to be in the running for the spectacular prizes below!

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And now, an important note on literary journals

It takes a village of journals – with their distinctive preoccupations, aesthetics, styles and passions – to make a literary culture. Overland would be impossible without its fellow journals – publications that foster a culture of writing and ideas, criticism and debate. 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 we offer discounted joint subscriptions with:

Southerly is Australia’s oldest literary magazine. Launched in 1939, it continues to build a bridge between the academy and the garret, and to further the literary imagination. A joint subscription is only $114.50.

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.

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.

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

Since 1979, the Tasmanian-based Island has been one of Australia’s leading literary magazines. Today, the publication is a print-only quarterly of ideas, writing, culture and art. 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.

A friend to writers, books and the arts, Australian Book Review publishes ten issues a year filled with first-rate commentary, reviews and essays on all things cultural. A joint subscription costs $126 – that’s fourteen issues in total!

* Some brilliant journals that we don’t have joint subscriptions with, but whom we like very much: Going Down SwingingVoiceworksKill Your Darlings and Archer.

** Remember, you already have a joint subscription to many of Australia’s stellar online literary magazines, e.g. CorditeSeizurePeril, Verity LaMascara Literary ReviewLIP Magazine, Scum Mag and Sydney Review of Books.


Day Seven: The unfiction prize


Double pass to The Wheeler Centre’s ‘The show of the year’

One-year subscription to Crikey

$50 Paperback Bookshop voucher

1 x 2018 Pilot diary

1 x Loving Earth Salted Caramel Swayzee chocolate

1 x double pass to The killing of a sacred deer

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

Dumbo Feather pack of 4 (issues 49–52)

The following titles:

  • Woman of substances by Jenny Valentish
  • The inheritor’s powder by Sandra Hempel
  • Australian lives by Anisa Puri and Alistair Thomson
  • The wonder of birds by Jim Robbins
  • Making modern Australia edited by Jenny Hocking
  • The partnership by Pamela Katz

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

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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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