New writers, we’re hungry for your fiction!

About the issue

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be guest edited by Linda Godfrey. For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes writers at various early-career stages, from previously unpublished to no more than one collection of stories or a novel published.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 4 February 2018. The special issue will be available online in April.

About the editor

Linda Godfrey is the program manager of the Wollongong Writers Festival and a Doctor of Creative Arts student at the University of Wollongong. She has been reading for Overland since 2015. Linda likes to read contemporary women’s fiction. Some of her favourite books from the past year have been Emma Cline’s The Girls, Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends and Catherine Cole’s collection of short stories Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark.

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, guest edited by:

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



Image: Pleased to meat you / Mark Feeth

Editorial team

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