Published 12 November 201922 November 2019 · Announcement / Main Posts / subscriberthon 2019 The time to write – and many, many, many prizes Editorial team ———————————————————————— Finding the time to write ———————————————————————— It’s never been an easy choice to be a writer, and it’s never easy to get published. But we strive to make Overland a series of spaces where you can have a voice. And we know how important having time to write is. That’s why, this Subscriberthon, you have a chance to win not one, but two writing retreats. Two of our major prizes this subscriber drive are dedicated to writers – there’s a week-long writing residency at The Burrow at Wombat Bend in the Yarra Valley in Victoria, and a month-long, immersive residency in Canggu, Bali, courtesy of Global Hobo. So much of what we do at Overland is about supporting writers to write, to make exceptional work. That is why, with the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, we run residencies for writers historically excluded from literature, which offer time and space, a significant stipend (equivalent to that of a working journalist), and a mentorship, all of which allow writers time to concentrate on and develop their craft. The stunning piece of poetry criticism we published yesterday was written by Susie Anderson, during her recent residency. We also work hard to create opportunities for writers – to be published, for your work to find an audience, to work with editors, to participate in literature and culture. The Fair Australia Prize is a free prize that aims to do some of those critical things we talked about yesterday: to imagine a better future through fiction, poetry, essay and art, because we recognise that literature is a way to new and better futures. (The 2019 shortlist will be announced shortly.) Similarly, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize (judges: Hannah Kent, Margo Lanagan and Joshua Mostafa) and the Judith Wright Poetry Prize (judges: Ellen van Neerven, Michael Farrell and Toby Fitch) offer the possibility of riches and acclaim, obviously, but they also offer the gift of a hard deadline; even if you don’t ultimately place in the competition, you will finish with a story that you’re proud of. (Both prizes are currently open – and for the discounted price of $56 you can submit an entry, get a year’s subscription to Overland and enter the Subscriberthon prize draw.) That’s the main reason to subscribe to Overland: to help us support writers and writing, and to keep such opportunities alive. 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 Future You Starts Today prize (see below), sponsored by Crucible Tattoo Company, Wide Open Road and La Mama! any of the four outstanding 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. Let me see the full list of amazing prizes you mentioned. ———————————————————————— Subscribe today to be in the running for the following prizes —————————————————— Tuesday (12 Nov): Future you starts today ——— $300 voucher for your very own tattoo from Crucible Tattoo Co 3-month coffee subscription from Wide Open Road Double-pass to La Mama Theatre – with drinks! 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 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’ Plus the following A+ selection of books and journals: Insomniac city by Bill Hayes Nothing new by Robyn Annear A copy of Westerly 64.1 Fashioned from nature edited by Edwina Ehrman Art: a definitive visual guide edited by Andrew Graham-Dixon Framed print of Sam Wallman’s cover of Overland #236 ✎ ✐ ———————————————————————— 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!) ☟ ▼ ❣ ▼ ☛ —————————————————— 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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! ❥ ❥ ❥ —————————————————— 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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