Published 16 November 201819 November 2018 · Announcement / Subscriberthon 2018 Final day to show us some love & win prizes (and we promise not to mention Subscriberthon for 350 more days) Editorial team This is it – one final appeal to you, dear reader, to put your spare $$ where your love is and take out a subscription sometime in the next few hours. In return, you’ll go into the prize draw for all our mind-blowing prizes. What does a subscription to Overland get you (in addition to possibly many fantastic prizes)? Our standard sub ($60 full, $45 unwaged) will save you at least 25% on the cover price, and you’ll get 12 months of superb and provocative literary writing – that’s four print issues delivered straight to your door and the daily online magazine at overland.org.au – as well as invitations to subscriber events, other opportunities and giveaways, and a very good feeling about yourself, and the future of literary culture. Why subscribe? Overland is not a publication that panders. We are vocal and necessary and argumentative. We’ll make you think, we’ll challenge you, we’ll move you – and in our pages you’ll read things you disagree with. As one subscriber wrote to us a while back, ‘Every now and then I want to throw Overland across the room – which I consider a brilliant thing.’ Which reminds us of something Christos Tsiolkas said: ‘Overland reminds me that some of the best Australian writing – fiction and nonfiction – emerges from the history and struggle of ideas. Issue after issue, at its best, I am reminded that such questioning and probing is vigorous and exciting – that even when I am arguing with a contributor, I am engaged in a rigorous, exciting conversation.’ Overland: writing you love and writing you hate. Today is your last chance to win prizes by committing to a magazine that believes another world, a better world, is possible. So friends, declare your love not in words, but in subscriptions. Subscribe today to be in the running for the following prizes. Final Day (Friday 16 Nov): We’re leaving together Double pass to The Wheeler Centre’s ‘The show of the year’ One-year subscription to Voiceworks One-year subscription (print + digital) to n+1 10 x admit one Cinema Nova passes The Son DVD (Series 1) Block of Loving Earth chocolate Bottle Noisy Ritual wine Black Moleskine notebook Copy Matters journal The following excellent books: – Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White – Injury Time by Clive James – Less by Andrew Sean Greer – The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley – Trigger Warnings by Jeff Sparrow – The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley – The Strays by Emily Bitto – The Energy Guide by Dr Libby Weaver – Martha’s Flowers by Martha Stewart with Kevin Sharkey – Coach Fitz by Tom Lee – Saudade by Suneeta Peres da Costa 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 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 Take me to the subscription options at once! Thanks to our Subscriberthon 2018 Friends and Sponsors – we couldn’t do it without you <3 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. 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