Published 19 November 202129 November 2021 · Prizes / Subscriberthon 2021 Welcome friends, to the 2021 Overland Subscriberthon Editorial team 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)! 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