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Folks, welcome to our annual, week-long Subscriberthon! It’s a lovely time of year: there are magnificent prizes to be won! And an important magazine to support!

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.

Why subscribe? Because culture is an indication of the health of society: the better funded literature is, the more we can experiment and produce. Literary magazines, small presses and poetry are the foundations of local literary culture. In our collective pages, you’ll find the breadth of new and established writing, from the formally experimental to engaging narratives to essential and mind-blowing works.

If that doesn’t convince you, consider this: the last issue of the year-long subscription you take out today hasn’t even been thought of yet. It’s entirely in the future – how amazing is that!

We can make the future together. Support local literary culture by subscribing.

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Today’s prize


Friday (8 Nov):
Powered by poetry and the small press

And pottery!


A pottery class for you and your friend at The Pottery Shed in Surry Hills

One-year subscription to Australian Poetry, including Australian Poetry Journal

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

Collection of absolutely essential poetry and small-press titles, including:

ruby moonlight by Ali Cobby Eckermann

Kindred by Kirli Saunders

False claims of colonial thieves by Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella

blakwork by Alison Whittaker

Lemons in the chicken wire by Alison Whittaker

An entire Subbed In collection:

Uncle Hercules and other lies: 16 essays about almost nothing by Patrick Lenton

Parenthetical bodies by Allison Gallagher

Wheeze by Marcus Whale

Girls and buoyant by Emily Crocker

The hostage Šime Knežević

If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams by Eloise Grills

When I die slingshot my ashes onto the surface of the moon by Jennifer Nguyen

The naming by Aisyah Shah Idil

Haunt (the koolie) by Jason Gray

blur by the by Cham Zhi Yi

The Cordite Books collection:

She woke & rose Autumn Royal

A salivating monstrous plant by Tanya Thaweeskulchai

Body of work by Elena Gomez

Flat exit by Broede Carmody

About the author is dead by Pascalle Burton

Walk back over by Jeanine Leane

Echoland by Helen Lambert

After the demolition by Zenobia Frost

Calenture by Lindsay Tuggle

Attn: solitude by Mez Breeze

Common sexual fantasies, ruined by Rachael Briggs

The Seizure Novella collection (2018 & 2019)

Offshore by Joshua Mostafa

Listurbia by Carly Cappielli

The bed-making competition by Anna Jackson

Swim by Avi Duckor-Jones

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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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