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Subscriberthon 2020

An urgent message from the most important members of the Overland team

Hello! My name is Dingo, but everyone calls me Mirri. I was born in country NSW last summer and my parents are Jon and Evie and they do the stuff with the words. This year I moved to Melbourne so they could work at Overland and buy me lots of biscuits and toys. My favourite things are sleeping under mum and dad’s desk and bully sticks. They explained that they won’t always be working at our house and next year I’ll be going to daycare or visiting them at the office, but that’s alright because I’m an intern and I have a very special job – I’m the one that sniffs all of the journals. It’s hard work making sure everything gets a good sniff of approval before it can be sent out to all of my friends to read, but it’s alright because I get lots of belly scratches.

If you subscribe, I’ll get to sniff your copy to make sure it’s just right for you! The more copies we make, the more belly scratches I get. Mum and dad said if we can get enough subscribers I’ll get a raise, which sounds kind of exploitative if you ask me (join your union). You can win lots of cool stuff too, and don’t worry – I’ve sniffed all of it and it’s in good shape. No biscuits though. Don’t ask too many questions about that. I love all of my Overland friends lots! I hope you join our family, can’t wait to smell your copy. 

Lots of love and sniffs and licks, 

Dingo, Overland intern (but I’ll let you call me Mirri if you cuddle me)

This is Elsie. Her job at Overland is to protect our online editor from the unspecified but ever-present threat of neighbourhood mopeds, which she wards off by means of furious barking. She also checks all essays for dangling modifiers prior to publication. Elsie thinks you should subscribe to Overland because she understands there may be a relationship between overall subscriber numbers and the continued availability of premium dog treats.

We had been naughty. Well I hadn’t, I was over my book chewing phase by then, but Frankie and Harper barked at that security guard and I joined in because of solidarity. This is the photo of us in time out, but usually we were hard at work in the office, although I never had a special chair like Harper, nor did I wear reading glasses like Frankie. Good luck with this year’s Subscriberthon. It is well worth it to guard Overland’s future.

Love Rocket (Overland dogs are the best!)


So, how does Subscriberthon work? 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 a week-long writing workshop in Byron Bay, a 7-day Yarra Valley retreat, a 6-month coffee subscription, a state-of-the-art turntable, drinks and vinyl pairings, digital literature workshops, chocolate, coffee, and mountains of books and subscriptions.


COMING SOON to Overland

An exciting announcement

Friday 20 November, 5pm at overland.org.au

 

Today’s prize

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A 3-month coffee subscription to Wide Open Road

A $50 voucher to Paperback Books

A fresh fruit and veg box from The Flying Zucchinis, delivered to your door!

A one-year PBS membership and PBS tote bag

The following Penguin Random House titles:

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Fire, Flood, Plague, edited by Sophie Cunningham

Untold Resilience, edited by Helen McCabe and Jamila Rizvi

Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

The following exciting Affirm Press and Black Inc titles:

The Inheritors by Hannelore Cayre

75 Must-See Places to Take the Kids (Before They Don’t Want To Go) by Robin Esrock

Men at Work by Annabel Crabb

Bad Yogi by Alice Williams

How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

A Couple Of Things Before The End by Sean O’Beirne

A one-year subscription to Crikey

 

Major prizes

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Major Prize One
Write Like a Wombat

What’s in this major prize?

An exciting 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)

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

A  book pack from Transit Lounge, including the following titles:

The Returns by Philip Salom

Everything in its Right Place by Tobias McCorkell

The Rock by Aaron Smith

Broken Rules and Other Stories by Barry Lee Thompson

Revenge by S. L. Lim

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Major Prize Two
Vinyl Revival

What’s in this major prize?

An absolutely state-of-the-art turntable from Vinyl Revival.

Two mind-blowing pairings from Funky Duck Vinyl:

Both Sides of the Sky (Jimi Hendrix) + Blackbilly Sangiovese &

The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East (2LP) + Mountain Goat Steam Ale 6 pack

A one-year subscription to Crikey

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Major Prize Three
Sail Away  

What’s in this major prize?

8 nights in Byron Bay for one of the (in)famous Global Hobo writing workshops, hosted by your experienced writing tutors, Gemma Clarke, Nat Kassel and Mariama Mansfield-Njie!

$300 towards flights and/or transport to Byron Bay

A limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

An enviable book pack from Scribe, including:

The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay

Rise & Shine by Patrick Allington

The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs

Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

A one-year subscription to Crikey


Regional prizes

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Australian Capital Territory

A one-year print subscription to Voiceworks

The Good Copy ‘Stop. Grammar Time enrolment (online)

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

A delicious block of plant-based Winnow Chocolate

UQP tote bag

These excellent UQP titles:

Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvery

Mammoth by Chris Flynn

Just Money by Royce Kurmelovs

Talkin’ up to the white woman by Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Ask Me About the Future by Rebecca Jessen

These excellent Magabala titles:

Guwayu–For All Times, edited by Jeanine Leane

Maar Bidi: Next Generation Black Writing, edited by Elfie Shiosaki and Linda Martin

A collection of Cordite titles, including:

About the Author is Dead by Pascalle Burton

These Wild Houses by Omar Sakr

Breathing Plural by Em König

Yuiquimbiang by Louise Crisp

Dirty Words by Natalie Harkin

Labour and Other Poems by Astrid Lorange

Walk Back Over by Jeanine Leane

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New South Wales

A one-year subscription to The Monthly

Three pottery classes at The Pottery Shed in Surry Hills

Free coffee every day for a month at Bourke Street Bakery

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A delicious block of plant-based Winnow Chocolate

The following mixed titles:

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

Sharks in the Time of Saviours by Kawai Strong Washburn

Oh Happy Day by Carmen Callil

How To Break Up With Friends by Hannah Korrel

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

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Northern Territory

A really cool Print Pals lino kit from Print Safari 

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

A delicious block of plant-based Winnow Chocolate

One-year membership to NT Writers Centre

A one-year subscription to Crikey

We Are Here, edited by Meg Mundel (Affirm Press)

A collection of Penguin Random House titles, including:

The Spill by Imbi Neeme

Life After Truth by Ceridwen Dovey

The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham 

Vida: A Woman For Our Time by Jacqueline Kent

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Queensland

2 x $50 voucher to Avid Reader (to be spent in store or online)

A one-year subscription to Jacobin

A one-year membership to Queensland Writers Centre

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

A delicious block of plant-based Winnow Chocolate

A limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

Craftwork Roasting coffee beans (250g)

The following excellent UQP titles:

Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

Ordinary Matter by Laura Elvery

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Born Into This by Adam Thompson

Only Happiness Here by Gabrielle Carey

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South Australia

A one-year subscription to Southerly

Two passes to Laneway Learning (online)

A one-year membership to Writers SA

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

A limited edition Overland tote, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

A one-year subscription to Crikey

The following Recent Work Press titles:

I Don’t Know How that Happened by Oliver Driscoll

Airplane Baby Banana Blanket by Benjamin Dodds

Some Sketchy Notes On Matter by Angela Gardner

Unbelonging by Nathaniel O’Reily

Man-Handled by Melinda Smith

Wild Curious Air by Jill Jones

These fabulous mixed titles:

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Half Wild by Pip Smith

Just Like You by Nick Hornby

Mother of Pearl by Angela Savage

Things Nobody Knows But Me by Amra Pajalic

The Kowloon Kid: A Hong Kong Childhood by Phil Brown

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Tasmania

A one-year subscription to Island

A delicious block of plant-based Winnow Chocolate

A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz

Craftwork Roasting coffee beans (250g)

A collection of Affirm Press titles, including:

Shirl by Wayne Marshall

Eight Lives by Susan Hurley

Anchor Point by Alice Robinson

Water Colour by Greg French

Barking Dogs by Rebekah Clarkson

My Tidda, My Sister by Marlee Silva (HardieGrant Publishing)

A fabulous collection of Seizure titles, including:

Offshore by Joshua Mostafa

Dark Wave by Lana Guineay

Listurbia by Carly Cappielli

Late Sonata by Bryan Walpert

The Bed-Making Competition by Anna Jackson

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Victoria

Melbourne Djembe West African Dance or Drum class pass x 2

A one-year membership to Writers Victoria

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

Two ground passes to Montsalvat 

A fresh fruit and veg box from The Flying Zucchinis, delivered to your door!

These UWAP titles:

Scratchland by Noëlle Janaczewska

Anh and Lucien by Tony Page

Recipe for Risotto by Josephine Clarke 

The Weave by Thurston Moore and John Kinsella

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Western Australia

A one-year subscription to How We Roll 100% recycled eco toilet paper

An exciting book pack from Better Read Than Dead, including:

Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

Half Wild by Pip Smith 

Behind the Enigma: the Authorised History of GCHQ by John Ferris

A one-year subscription to Westerly

A delicious block of plant-based Winnow Chocolate

The following enviable titles from Fremantle Press:

Of Memory and Furniture by Bron Bateman

Small Steps: a Physio in Ethiopia by Julie Sprigg

How to be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer by Georgia Richter and Deborah Hunn

Return Ticket by Jon Doust

Shore Leave by David Whish-Wilson

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New Zealand

An incredible collection of titles from Victoria University Press, including:

Funkhaus by Hinemoana Baker

The Swimmers by Chloe Lane

Monsters in the Garden by Elizabeth Knox and David Larsen

Dead People I Have Known by Shayne Carter

A one-year subscription to Crikey

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

 


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Comments

  1. Hi all,
    It made me smile to see the furry end of the editorial team – all with important and valued positions within the Overland community.
    I have a Jack Russell, Buster, who along with being my best friend is my most discerning and vocal critic. I’m a mature-age student in my first year of a B.A. in Creative Writing and I find my study breaks are regulated by a ball dropped in my lap and a soft vocalisation from Buster whose message is quite clear. Who said that pooches can’t talk?

    Cheers

    James Faulkner

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