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Subscriberthon 2021

Welcome friends, to the 2021 Overland Subscriberthon

Jingiwalla Overland family, 

So we said last year was tough, but I guess things were just gearing up? After earthquakes, storms, floods, riots and a plague here we are again. Our second year as co-editors of this unique and necessary journal has been a challenge, but one we’ve been honoured to continue. 2021 hasn’t been without its challenges – with further lockdowns and an increasingly scarce funding landscape, but we’re proud of all the incredible writing we’ve been able to support this year. 

We would have loved a year of working together in the office, browsing bookshops, attending forums and rallys, laughing about the latest literary twitter scandals at the pub, huddled launches in local venues, or lively readings and debates at Trades Hall. Nonetheless, we’re grateful for the 2021 we had: we were safe, and we were able to publish an incomparable cohort of brilliant, searching and provocative writers across a stunning breadth of forms and subjects. 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 2022 in which we get to make up for lost time!

In 2021 we launched the Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature and were able to celebrate a thrilling range of excellence in new Australian publishing. Our winning author Adam Brannigan’s tender and lyrical short story Great Grandmother Arrabrilya was described by judges Jeanine Leane, Justin Clemens and Elena Gomez as “a story that speaks strongly to the strength, hope, resilience, continuance of First Nations cultures and peoples” and a defiance of “linearity and the finality of death with its cyclic rhythms that rise and fall in ancient sequential motions that honour both Country and ancestors.” We also published a fabulous digital edition of short stories selected by our incredible volunteer fiction readers, along with our increasingly brilliant Friday Features series, sponsered by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. 

Next year we’ve got even more planned: with the return of the Fair Australia Prize, more residencies, a continuation of our Friday Features, a live reading series held here in Melbourne and online, the complete digital archive of our 67-year-publishing history, plus a host of incredible writing each day on our brand-spanking-new website. 

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 subscription this week goes into three prize draws – Major Prizes, Daily Prizes and Regional Prizes – for the chance to win some truly terrific prizes, including a state-of-the-art turntable, drinks and vinyl pairings, a point-and-shoot vintage camera, a 6-month coffee subscription, digital literature workshops, event and exhibition passes, wine, mountains of books, subscriptions and more!

What does a subscription to Overland get you (in addition to possibly many jaw-dropping prizes)? Our standard subscription  ($60 full, $45 unwaged) will save you at least 25% on the cover price, and you’ll get 12 months of superb and provocative literary writing – that’s four print issues delivered straight to your door and the daily online magazine at overland.org.au. You will also get invitations to subscriber events, other opportunities and giveaways, and a very good feeling about yourself, and the future of literary culture.

By taking out, renewing, giving a subscription or donating between 19–26 November, you could win:

  • today’s daily prize (see below) 
  • any of our three tremendous 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

If you’re already a subscriber, feel free to resubscribe – we’ll simply add another year to your existing subscription (or if you’re fully committed and flush with cash, consider a life subscription)!


Today’s prize:

Fanatic

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An enviable Subbed In hat, t-shirt, and collection of titles, including the following:

In the drink by Emily Crocker

Sexy Tales of Paleontology by Patrick Lenton

apocalypse scroll like it was normal by Kenji Kinz

The last (!) limited edition Overland  totebag, with original intricate illustration of solidarity by cartoonist Sam Wallman

PBS Proud membership and tote bag

A one-year subscription to Kill Your Darlings, including a copy of New Australian Fiction

A one-year subscription to Meanjin

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack


Major prizes

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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

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

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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

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

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Regional prizes

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Australian Capital Territory

 

A one-year membership to the National Gallery of Australia

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

A one-year subscription to Crikey

These excellent Affirm titles:

Ash Mountain by Helen Fitzgerald

The Lost Boys by Paul Byrnes

Shirl by Wayne Mashall

The Green Bell by Paula Keogh

Wayfinding by M.R. O’Connor

A $30 Bookshop by Uro voucher 

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A collection of Giramondo titles, including:

Beneath the Tree Line by Jane Gibian

Nothing to See by Pip Adam

Homer Street by Laurie Duggan

Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

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New South Wales

Three pottery classes at The Pottery Shed in Surry Hills

A one-year membership to the NSW Writers Centre

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A subscription to ABR

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A stunning Cordite collection including:

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Northern Territory

 

A one-year membership to the NT Writers Centre

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A copy of Aniko Press Issue 2: Revolt 

A $30 Bookshop by Uro voucher 

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A collection of UQP titles, including:

How to make a basket by Jazz Money

A Kinder Sea by Felicity Plunket

Ask me About the Future by Rebecca Jessen

A Thousand Crimson Blooms by Eileen Chong

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Queensland

A $50 drinks voucher and game tokens at Netherworld

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

A one-year membership to Queensland Writers Centre

A beautiful ‘Coral’ archival pigment print by Matt Chun

A one-year subscription to Crikey

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

The following excellent Transit Lounge titles:

Night Blue by Angela O’Keeffe

The One That Got Away by Ken Haley

The Stoning by Peter Papathanasiou

Travelling Companions by Antoni Jach

Chasing the McCubbin by Sandi Scaunich

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South Australia

A double pass to paint and drink with a friend at Pinot & Picasso 

A one-year membership to Writers SA

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

A one-year subscription to Crikey

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A $30 Bookshop by Uro voucher 

The following Transit Lounge titles:

The Rock by Aaron Smith

Tussaud: We Could Cheat Death Itself by Belinda Lyons-Lee

Revenge Murder in Three Parts by S.L. Lim

Navigable Ink by Jennifer Mackenzie

A Voice In The Night by Sarah Hawthorn

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Tasmania

 

A one-year membership to TasWriters

A copy of Aniko Press Issue 2: Revolt 

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A $30 Bookshop by Uro voucher 

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A fabulous collection of UWA poetry and P&W titles, including:

Case notes by David Stavanger

Boots by Nadia Rhook

Hope Blossoming in Their Ink by Juan Garrido-Salgado

Nothing to Declare by Mags Wesbter

Dead bolt by Ella Jeffery

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Victoria

 

2 x Melbourne Cinémathèque mini passes and a takeaway coffee cup

Melbourne Djembe West African Dance and Drum class pass x 2

A one-year membership to Writers Victoria

$30 North Melbourne Books voucher

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

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

Drink vouchers for the Alderman

Tickets to the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair

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Western Australia

A one-year subscription to Westerly

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A $30 Bookshop by Uro voucher 

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

The following enviable titles from Fremantle Press:

Vociferate by Emily Sun

Poems That Do Not Sleep by Hassan Al Nawwab

Locust summer by David Allan-Petale

Eye of a rook by Josephine Taylor

Skimming stones by Maria Papas

A collection of Cordite titles including:

Vociferate by Emily Sun

Poems That Do Not Sleep by Hassan Al Nawwab

Locust summer by David Allan-Petale

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New Zealand

 

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

Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson, and other very short stories by Jack Remiel Cottrell

Polynesia, 900-1600 by Madi Williams

Llew Summers: Body and soul by John Newton

Merchant, Miner, Mandarin by Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and Trevor Agnew

A Garage Projects Starter 12-pack 

A bottle of Noisy Ritual Geelong Pinot

Clothing the Gaps sticker pack

A one-year subscription to Crikey

A copy of Aniko Press Issue 2: Revolt 

 

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