Published 13 November 202023 November 2020 · Prizes / Subscriberthon 2020 Welcome friends, to the 2020 Overland Subscriberthon Editorial team Jingiwalla Overland family, Well, it’s been a hell of a year to a start a job. Those of us in Melbourne have been pushed far beyond our limits by one of the most punishing lockdowns in the world, and so many of the rest of us have had a year of unique deprivation, uncertainty, and anxiety. But despite all of that, our first year as co-editors of this unique and necessary journal has been a rich and inspiring experience. We have had the opportunity to work with and support an incomparable cohort of brilliant, searching and provocative writers across a stunning breadth of forms and subjects. Even in a year without bookstores and cafes, without stirring arguments at the pub, and readings and debates at Trades Hall, we continue to be utterly gratified and humbled by the commitment and the brilliance of Overland’s writers, and the energetic engagement of its readers. We sincerely thank you all for your company, and invite you to join us for a livelier 2021 in which, like you all, we’re eager to make up for lost time. During the next year of Overland you can expect the first iteration of our new prize for excellence in Australian literature, a number of provocative pieces gleaned from the Activism:2020 conference involving international community leaders, and exciting essays from writers such as Angelita Biscotti, Jeanine Leane, Jinghua Qian and Liz Frost. Keep reading for ongoing commitments to new interpretations of ethical criticism, and as always, a vibrant range of poetry and fiction selected by Toby Fitch and Claire Corbett. Overland is unique in Australian writing in its equal dedication towards formal excellence and incisive argument, and towards foregrounding and amplifying politically marginalised and therefore politically necessary voices. We remain honoured and inspired by the opportunity of this experience, and we hope you come with us on its next and brighter chapter. In solidarity, Evelyn Araluen & Jonathan Dunk, Editors, Overland Literary Journal 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 things, 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. Today’s prize: We’re Talking Clay ☟ ▼ ❣ ▼ ☛ What’s inside this exciting prize pack? An outstanding 8-week ceramics course at ClayTalk, Montsalvat. One-year subscription to Kill Your Darlings, including a copy of New Australian Fiction A fresh fruit and veg box from The Flying Zucchinis, delivered to your door! A bottle of Noisy Ritual 2019 Heathcote Shiraz Limited edition Overland T-shirt, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman A collection of Seizure titles, including the following: Offshore by Joshua Mostafa Dark Wave by Lana Guineay Listurbia by Carly Cappielli Swim by Avi Duckor-Jones Late Sonata by Bryan Walpert Major prizes ☟ ▼ ❣ ▼ ☛ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ☟ ▼ ❣ ▼ ☛ 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 A 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 ✎ ✐ 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 Take me to the subscription options at once! 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