Final day to show us some love & win prizes (and we promise not to mention Subscriberthon for 350 more days)


This is it: one final appeal to you, dear reader, to put your spare $$ where your love is and take out or renew a subscription sometime in the next few hours. In return, you’ll go into the prize draw for all our jaw-dropping prizes!


Full list of jaw-dropping Subscriberthon prizes!


See Overland’s subscription options


What does a subscription to Overland get you (in addition to possibly many jaw-dropping 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 – 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? Because you love great literature, you want to be a part of a bigger cultural project, you politically care about the world, and you like being challenged! (After all, not even the editorial team agrees with everything we publish!)

Whether it’s challenging your ideas of fiction and poetry or pushing you to see the world differently, Overland is the magazine for you.

So, friends, on this final day of Subscriberthon 2019, declare your love not in words, but in subscriptions.

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By taking out, renewing giving a subscription or donating in the next few hours, you could win:

  • today’s Daily Prize (see below)
  • any of our four tremendous Major Prizes
  • and/or one of our Regional Prizes – there’s one for each state and territory, and a most excellent prize for our New Zealand readers
  • a good feeling about yourself – and the future of literary culture

If you’re already a subscriber, feel free to resubscribe – we’ll simply add another year to your existing subscription (or if you’re fully committed and flush with cash, consider a life subscription)!


Subscribe over the next few hours to be in the running for the following prizes


Final day (15 Nov):
Engineer Garin’s Fri-Day

Dedicated to the writers and artists who make works
that become blueprints for inventors


One-year subscription to Scrivener

Double mini-pass to Melbourne Cinémathèque

A workshop at Laneway Learning

Two double-passes to La Mama Theatre – with drinks! (for a group of four! Or for two different shows!)

One-year subscription to Crikey

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

Limited edition Overland  t-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A Better Read Than Dead book pack:

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

Turned On by Kate Devlin

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Old Lie by Claire G Coleman

The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

How To Be a Dictator by Frank Dikötter

Still more books and periodicals: 

Every copy of Gargouille – The story so far, issues 1–10

A copy of Westerly 64.1

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Flood damages by Eunice Andrada

To Obama: With love, joy, hate and despair by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Heart of the grass tree by Molly Murn

Women rowing north by Mary Pipher

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

(anyone who subscribes, renews or donates by 15 November goes into the running for these as well!)

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Major Prize One:
Brave New Wombat


One-week writing retreat at The Burrow at Wombat Bend in the Yarra Valley (includes seven nights accommodation in a beautiful cottage on a Land For Wildlife property, and breakfast provisions)
One-year subscription to Crikey
A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz
A Scribe fiction pack:
Fly already by Etgar Keret
Among the lost by Emiliano Monge
The near and far: volume 2 by David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short
Shoot through by JM Green
The eighth life by Nine Haratischvil

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Major Prize Two:
Station Adelaide


A weekend for two at the Adelaide Festival! Explore Adelaide Writers’ Week, the Adelaide Biennial, the Adelaide International (at the Samstag Museum), and A Doll’s House (in Rundle Mall). This prize includes:

– two flights from anywhere in Australia

– two nights accommodation in the heart of Adelaide

– the following performances at Adelaide Festival:

The Doctor

150 Psalms

Between Tiny Cities

The opening night concert

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

The Penguin Classics Book by Henry Eliot

A Text Classics pack:

Shooting star by Peter Temple

The women in black by Madeleine St John

The watch tower by Elizabeth Harrower

A dutiful daughter by Thomas Keneally

Fishing in the Styx by Ruth Park

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Major Prize Three:
Nineteen Eighty Meow!


Oculus Go standalone VR headset (allowing 3D experiences from your own living room)

Petcube Play – an interactive wifi pet camera that allows you to watch, talk to or play laser with your pet(s) when not at home

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

A digital literature workshop for you and five members of your writing group/community. To be facilitated by poet and programmer Benjamin Laird in early 2020 (note, can also be used for basic coding and/or creating a website)

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

A selection of excellent books:

Celestial bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Mr lear: a life of art and nonsense by Jenny Uglow

Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

Selected writings by George Seddon

Dry milk by Huo Yan

Outnumbered by David Sumpter

Everybody lies by Seth Stephends-Davidowitz

The shining wall by Melissa Ferguson

Betraying big brother by Hong Fincher

Salt by Bruce Pascoe

Secret by Brian Toohey

Spectacle: rare and astonishing photographs by National Geographic

Middle earth: journeys in myth and legend by Donato Giancola

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Major Prize Four:
Do androids dream of writing in Bali?

Important note: if you wish to go in the draw for this major prize,
please indicate as much in the ‘Notes’ section when you take out a subscription


A one-month writing and cultural immersion residency in Canggu, Bali through Global Hobo:

Learn the ropes of freelance writing while immersing yourself in Balinese culture. You’ll attend workshops on topics such as styles of writing, how to pitch and how to start your own publication. You’ll also be wrapping your tongue around the Indonesian language at esteemed local school Cinta Bahasa. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring writer looking to challenge themselves, experience Bali outside of the tourism vortex and build up their portfolio.

$300 contribution toward flights to and/or from the residency

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

A very exciting TLB pack, including current issue of The Lifted Brow and Blak Brow, and the following Brow books:

Balancing acts: women in sport

Lawschool by Benjamin and Jenny Phang

The best of the Lifted Brow Vol 2

Going postal: more than ‘yes’ or ‘no’


Take me to the subscription options at once!

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Editorial team

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