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It’s our annual, week-long Subscriberthon: a time when you show us you like what we do, and we try to give you many fabulous prizes

Anyone who subscribes, renews, donates or gives a gift sub over the next week goes into three prize draws – Major Prizes, Daily Prizes and Regional Prizes – for the chance to win some truly terrific prizes, including month-long residencies in Bali, week-long writing retreats, trips to the Adelaide Festival, monthly wine deliveries, VR goggles, pet surveillance equipment, videogames, digital literature workshops, chocolate, coffee – and mountains of books and subscriptions. 


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

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

  • today’s Life on Mars Prize (see below) is sponsored by 3RRR, Crikey, Picador and Melbourne Cinémathèque
  • any of the four truly 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 progressive literary culture

Remember: current subscribers can also take this opportunity to resubscribe and go into the draw – we’ll simply add another year to your existing subscription.



Subscribe today to be in the running for the following prizes


The weekend Prize:
Life on Mars


Double pass to The Wheeler Centre’s ‘Show of the Year 2019’

Double mini-pass to Melbourne Cinémathèque

An incredible, must-have 3RRR collection:

A 3RRR tote bag with original Sam Wallman artwork celebrating community-run airwaves

Radio city – the first 30 years of 3RRR by Mark Phillips

2 x beer holders

2 x RRR shirts

Some very cool, new albums:

Time for dreams In Time (CD)

Luluc Sculptor (CD)

Montero Performer (CD)

Pure comedy Father John Misty (CD)

Endless Boogie Vibe Killer (CD)

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2018 Heathcote Shiraz

One-year subscription to Crikey

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

Amazing books, including:

Australian sea life by Matt Chun

Bird life by Matt Chun

And the Picador Prize Pack:

Crossings by Alex Landragin

The girls by Chloe Higgins

No friends but the mountains Behrouz Boochani

Wolfe Island Lucy Treloar

From here on, monsters by Elizabeth Bryer

Paul takes of the form of a mortal girl by Andrea Lawlor

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Taboo by Kim Scott

Crudo by Olivia Laing

The long take by Robin Robertson

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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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