Published 22 December 201725 January 2018 · Writing / Announcement New writers, we’re hungry for your fiction! Editorial team 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 For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes writers at various early-career stages, from previously unpublished to no more than one collection of stories or a novel published.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: Anna Spargo-Ryan – the Our Hour edition Natasha Batten Mandy Beaumont and Craig Bolland – The Idea of Women issue Ben Walter – Anti-/dis-/un-Australian fiction issue Rachel Hennessy Khalid Warsame Kate Goldsworthy Oliver Driscoll SJ Finn Emily Laidlaw Miranda Camboni Image: Pleased to meat you / Mark Feeth Editorial team More by Editorial team Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 23 February 202324 February 2023 · Technology From work to text, and back again: ChatGPT and the (new) death of the author Rob Horning Generative models extinguish the dream that Barthes’s Death of the Author articulates by fulfilling it. Their ‘tissue of signs’ seems less like revolution and more like the fear that AI will create a recursive postmodern nightmare world of perpetual sameness that we will all accept because we no longer remember otherwise or how to create an alternative. 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 February 202310 February 2023 · Writing Please like, follow and subscribe: the pathos of Patreon Scott Robinson Every Substack page contains a glowing white box just waiting for your email address. This becomes, unavoidably, part of the work being produced. What began as a way to fund work and bring existing ideas into fruition is funnelled by hungry platforms towards an engine of content production that demands we churn out words in structurally-required scripturience. None of this is to denigrate the work of writers, artists and creators supported by such platforms. My point is that we should try and understand the effect these platforms have on the work they claim to enable.