Published 20 February 20187 March 2018 · Announcement / callout Writers, we want your ‘false documents’! Editorial team About the ‘False documents’ issue Overland is seeking fiction submissions for a special online edition themed around ‘false documents’ – that is, fiction disguised as or in the guise of ‘real’ textual artefacts – to be guest edited by Dave Drayton. These might include stories that take on the shape/form/language/appearance of prescriptions, shopping lists, report cards, instructional manuals, contracts, passive-aggressive post-its, users’ guides, guest books, curriculum vitae, transcripts, court summons, the side of a cereal box, emails, Wikipedia entries, etc. Stories like Mary R Gallagher’s ‘Have You Ever Been To Portland, Maine?’, which at first looks only like a floor-plan; stories like Ryan O’Neill’s ‘The Lists’. We are looking for stories that will reshape the way we interact with and read the daily bombardment of bumf, to better recognise its literary potential and potential beauty. Contributors for this edition will be paid $150 per story. Submissions close 5.59pm, Monday 30 April. The special issue will be available online in early June. About the guest editor Dave Drayton is a poet, writer and Overland poetry reader He is a founding member of the Atterton Academy, Kanganoulipian, and the author of E, UIO, A: a feghoot (Container), P(oe)Ms (Rabbit), A Pet Per Ably-Faced Kid (Stale Objects dePress) and Haiturograms (Stale Objects dePress). Find him on Overland and Twitter. 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 Anna Spargo-Ryan 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 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 January 202325 January 2023 · Announcement An announcement Editorial team In 2023, as we look towards our 250th edition and prepare for Overland’s 70th anniversary, we wish to make a tangible commitment to improve working conditions for our community, and ensure that whatever funding challenges we might face as a left-wing not-for-profit publisher are not passed on to our contributors. As such, we are proud to become the first publishers to sign onto the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Freelance Charter, which affirms the rights and protections of freelance contributors. First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202126 June 2021 · News Announcing the 2021 Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature longlist Editorial team In 2020, Overland literary journal received funding from Create Victoria to help sustain our organisation and encourage excellence in a struggling arts community. In honour of the late Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Overland designated a portion of these funds for a new prize rewarding excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre.