23 November 202124 November 2021 Main Posts From the archives | Subscriberthon 2021 Editorial team As one of the nation’s oldest progressive literary institutions, Overland has been part of the intellectual and creative fabric and output of Melbourne for over half a century. Overland was first established in 1954, under the auspices of the Realist Writers Group in Melbourne, with Melbournian writer and activist Stephen Murray-Smith as the first editor-in-chief. In Overland’s first edition, Murray-Smith wrote that the journal would always endeavour to publish poetry and short stories, articles and criticism by new and by established writers. He wrote that “It will aim high … [but] will make a special point of developing writing talent in people of diverse backgrounds.” Today, Overland champions aesthetic excellence, fosters debate, and encourages new writers to reach their greatest potential. Over the last year we’ve been working with researcher Sam Ryan on archiving this 67-year history of radical writing, and are proud to announce that from next year we’ll be providing free digital access to our entire back catalogue, supported by a shiny new website, launching soon. Over the next few months you’ll be able to read new writing responding to this history from leading Melbourne voices such as Tony Birch, Alison Croggon, Leah Jing, Justin Clemens and more. Subscribe to our print journal for first access to these incredible stories and our upcoming archive series. Today’s prize: A Fresh Start ☟☟☟☟ Two fresh fruit and veg box from The Flying Zucchinis, delivered to your door! A delicious Mabu Mabu gift hamper including: Organic Bush Tomato Organic Sriracha sauce Lemon Myrtle spice Wattleseed spice Kakadu Plum Co. Dark Chocolate A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot A collection of Magabala titles including the following: Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki Guwayu-For All Times A Collection of First Nations Poems commissioned by Red Room Press, edited by Jeanine Leane God, the Devil and Me by Alf Taylor A Clothing the Gaps sticker pack Major prizes ☟☟☟☟ Major Prize One Record Rewind What’s in this major prize? An absolutely state-of-the-art Audiotechnica turntable from Vinyl Revival A $50 Vinyl Revival voucher A mind-blowing vinyl and beer pairing from Funky Duck Vinyl: Both Sides of the Sky (Beach Boys) + Blackbilly Sangiovese 3 x $30Bookshop by Uro vouchers to A Clothing the Gaps sticker pack ✎ ✐ Major Prize Two Next Big Adventure What’s in this major prize? A vintage Yashica point-and-shoot camera from Film Never Die. 5 rolls of Ultramax 400 35mm film A two-year international subscription to adventure travel magazine Overland Journal A beautiful ‘Coral’ archival pigment print by Matt Chun A Clothing the Gaps sticker pack Take me to the subscription options at once! Read all about our incredible sponsors here! 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. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 24 February 202317 March 2023 Main Posts Final Results of the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize Editorial Team Overland, the judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation are thrilled to announce the final results of the 2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. First published in Overland Issue 228 24 February 202317 March 2023 Main Posts Final Results of the 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize Editorial Team Overland, the judges and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation are thrilled to announce the final results of the 2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.