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Literature and culture for all! And other reasons to love Overland

Stephen Murray-Smith and the Realist Writers’ Group started this magazine in 1954 to help a certain kind of writing get published – one that was interested and involved in the world! That was literary, political, challenging and exciting! They aimed to publish under-represented writers and working-class writers – those who were historically, and continue to be, excluded from the fields of literature, culture and politics.

It’s never been an easy choice to be a writer, and it’s never easy to get published. But we try strive to make Overland a series of spaces where you can have a voice – in our print magazine, our daily only magazine, our special fiction and poetry editions (which publish primarily emerging writers, and are produced by emerging editors), our residencies for under-represented writers, our literary competitions and countless other opportunities.

We have passionate editors who care about your ideas and writing, and so many wonderful volunteer fiction and poetry readers: everything you submit to Overland gets read, often by multiple people.

A literary journal gives you the opportunity to see a period from different perspectives, via quite different formal approaches – through nonfiction, fiction and poetry. And at our core is that same progressive democratic temper that Stephen Murray-Smith and others worked so hard to foster.

As you would know if you’ve ever been through the editorial process at Overland, we work in the tradition of Stephen Murray-Smith and the founding principles of that writing group from 64 years ago – that you help a writer and a particular work reach its potential. That editorial approach has its highs and lows, but we are so very proud of the work we publish.

If you support what we do and the literary spaces we make, subscribe.

The bonus of (re)subscribing over the next week, during our annual Subscriberthon, is that you’ll ‘read red’ (as SMS used to say), create even more space for contributors – and you may even win some prizes perfectly produced for Overland readers.

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

  • today’s ‘Right Words – the Stephen Murray-Smith 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.

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

Day Four: Right words – the Stephen Murray-Smith Prize

Selection of foundational Overlands (1954–1975) edited by Stephen Murray-Smith

One-year subscription to Crikey

One-year subscription to Jacobin

One year digital subscription to The Monthly

$30 voucher for North Melbourne Books

Block of Loving Earth chocolate

Bottle Noisy Ritual wine

Black Moleskine notebook

Copy Matters journal

The following titles:

– The Earth Does Not Get Fat by Julia Prendergast

– Half the Perfect World by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell

– Man Out of Time by Stephanie Bishop

– Darlinghurst Funeral Rites by Mark Mordue

– Monkey Grip by Helen Garner

– The Hunter and other stories of men by David Cohen

– The River in the Sky by Clive James

– Everyday Ethics by Dr Simon Longstaff

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

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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

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

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