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Subscriberthon 2018
The future

2001 ways in which Overland will save you from the AI apocalypse

1. Our fiction and poetry readers are humans. And in fact, we’re looking for more (to help us read through submissions and select the work that Overland goes on to publish. Interested? Read on.)

2. By closely reading the quarterly print magazine.

3. If in Melbourne on 7 December 2018, you could attend our debate on this very topic: ‘Will robots bring us utopia?’

4. We’re pretty sure editions are edible.

5. By closely reading our first-rate fiction for possible strategies; our fiction is curated by one of Australia’s leading writers and editors, Jennifer Mills, with the help of a dedicated group of volunteer human ficiton readers (whom we appreciate enormously).

6. Through literary experimentation – you may find useful tips in our just-published internet poetry edition, or by rewatching the first-ever* literary panel to take place in virtual space! (*at least one of the first)

7. There won’t be any television after the robots – but you can always read an edition of Overland by candlelight to pass the time.

8. By reading our poetry – Overlandis proud to foster a broad poetry community, one that embraces different styles, aesthetics and expression, led by the indefatigable Toby Fitch, with the help of a dedicated group of volunteer poetry readers (they are also human and they are the best!). Robots will like poets, we think.

9. Through writing for us: Overland provides many opportunities to publish, is committed to paying all contributors, and offers considerable financial support of writers through literary competitions.

10. Reading Overland has proven to make you 2001% smarter, allowing you to lead the human rebellion. We’re pretty sure Sarah Connor’s a subscriber. Probably Neo, too.

11. Our substantive, thought-provoking literary and political essays that examine alternatives to the current state of the world, which can often feel overwhelming (especially when everyone is always talking about apocalypses).

12. You can strap three years of editions to yourself to make improvised body armour.

13. Reading Overland furthers engagement in culture, politics and contemporary debate. You will hear what other people think about the world, other perspectives and ideas, and expand your horizons.

14. Prizes (both literary competitions and the Subscriberthon kind). They won’t stop the robot overlords, but they will make you feel better.

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1999. Did we mention that as part of one of our Major Prizes – ‘The future is already here’ – we’re offering your very own Goggle Assistant Home Hub, to help acclimatise you to the future. (Remember to say please and thank you.)

2000. Robots read Overland too! Reading our daily online magazine will help keep you informed and offer lots of icebreakers – and we all know that being able to discuss the ins and outs of a UBI with a robot will give you at least a five-minute head start.

2001. Because reading Overland is a space odyssey.

If you support the literary spaces we humans make, subscribe.

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

  • today’s Daily Prize (see below)
  • any of the four truly sensational Major Prizes
  • and/or one of our Regional Prizes, including a most excellent prize for our New Zealand subscribers
  • a good feeling about yourself – and the future of progressive literary culture

Remember: current subscribers can also take this opportunity to resubscribe and go into the draw – we’ll simply add another year your existing subscription. Did we mention that we have life subs, also?

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

Day Five: The truth is out there

$100 voucher for the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival

One-year subscription to Crikey

One-year membership to Books+Publishing

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Bottle Noisy Ritual wine

Black Moleskine notebook

Copy Matters journal

The following books, journals and collections:

– Trigger Warnings by Jeff Sparrow

– Passage by Kate Middleton

– Antidote to a Curse by James Cristina

– Island off the Coast of Asia by Clinton Fernades

– Antipodean Perspective: Selected writings of Bernard Smith edited by Rex Butler and Sheridan Palmer

– Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

– Europe by Tim Flannery

– Speaking Up by Gillian Triggs

– Mad Boy by Nick Arvin

– Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths

– Elections Matter edited by Benjamin T Jones, Frank Bongiorno and John Uhr

– GriffithReview 61: Who We Are

New limited edition Overland tote. With original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

 

See our full list of Subscriberthon Prizes,
including these four Major Prizes

(anyone who subscribes, renews or donates by 16 November goes into the running for these)

Major Prize One: The apple of my eye

Three-day holiday in Launceston, including:

– Tickets to Mona Foma (18–20 January 2019)
– Return flights (from anywhere in Australia)
– Two nights accommodation

3-month coffee subscription from Wide Open Road

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

2 x bottles of Noisy Ritual wine

Black Moleskine notebook

Pair of luxury pillowcases from Fictional Objects

Copy Matters journal

Better Read Than Dead book pack, including:

– One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton

– Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin

– Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

– Sharp by Michelle Dean

– To Obama by Jeanne Marie Laskas

New limited edition Overland tote and t-shirt. With original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Major Prize Two: Rooms of one’s own
– a woman writer’s prize

The Billabong Writer’s Cottage

cottagebath (forsite) cottagekitchen (forsite) cottageensuite (forsite)

A one-week writing retreat at the Billabong Writer’s Cottage in Western Sydney. Think idyllic cottage,  stocked with essentials upon arrival – the perfect quiet place to work on your novel or collection! (Courtesy of Judyth Emanuel)

A poetry workshop for you and five members of your writing group/community; to be facilitated by Overland poetry editor Toby Fitch in Melbourne or Sydney in early 2019

Scrivener writing software – ‘everything you need to start writing and keep writing’

Pair of luxury pillowcases from Fictional Objects

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Bottle Noisy Ritual wine

Black Moleskine notebook

Copy Matters journal

TLB pack, including back issues of The Lifted Brow, and the following Brow books:

– Balancing Acts: Women in Sport edited by Justin Wolfers with Erin Riley

– The Best of The Lifted Brow Volume 2

– Law School by Benjamin Law and Jenny Phang

The following books:

– The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo

– Rebellious Daughters edited by Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman

– Man Out of Time by Stephanie Bishop

– The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams

– Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

– The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley

– A Girls’ Guide to Persona Hygiene by Tallulah Pomeroy

– See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

– Summer Fit All Year Round by Sally Fitzgibbons

– The Yoga Body by Lola Berry

– Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

– Melodrome by Marcelo Cohen

New limited edition Overland tote and t-shirt. With original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Major Prize Three: The future is already here
– and now evenly distributed

Oculus Go standalone VR headset

Google Home Hub (the new Google assistant/talking internet that comes with a screen)

12-month subscription to Humble Bundle Monthly (a curated selection of games emailed to you each month)

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

2 x bottles of Noisy Ritual wine

Black Moleskine notebook

Copy Matters journal

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

A selection of excellent books:

– Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

– Freeman’s Power by John Freeman (Ed.)

– See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

– Man Out of Time by Stephanie Bishop

– Less by Andrew Sean Greer

New limited edition Overland tote and t-shirt. With original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Major Prize Four: Drawing out the details

*canine not included

Physical, an original artwork by Laura Frances Wills (guest artist for Overland 229)

Digital sketch pad (specifically, a Wacom Intuos Small with Bluetooth)

A Frog Dog Studio shoot (worth $399). Includes 1 x pet photography session for up to two dogs of the same household and a 8 x 10 fine art print

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

Double pass La Mama Theatre with drinks

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

2 x bottles of Noisy Ritual wine

Black Moleskine notebook

Copy Matters journal

Gargouille issues 1–8 – The story so far

A selection of excellent books:

– A Girls’ Guide to Persona Hygiene by Tallulah Pomeroy

– Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

– I Think, Therefore I Draw by Daniel Klein & Thomas Cathcart

– The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams

– 1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die by Dominic Roskrow

– Home – Drawings by Syrian Children edited by Ben Quilty

– Lonely Planet’s The Cities Book

– Lonely Planet’s Wild World

New limited edition Overland tote and t-shirt. With original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Need more Mountain Goat prize – includes voucher for Mountain Goat Brewery & Bar in Richmond (two pots, two sliders and one pizza) and six-pack of Summer Ale

 

Thanks to our Subscriberthon 2018 Friends and Sponsors
– we couldn’t do it without you <3

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