Even more reasons to subscribe to Overland in the words of our fiction readers team

Trish Bolton

You won’t find the usual suspects writing for Overland, and hurrah for that. What you will find are diverse, intelligent, independent and thought-provoking voices, along with long-form journalism and critical analysis, now all but dead in mainstream media. Overland is also renowned for supporting emerging writers and for publishing fiction that is not only inspiring but offers different perspectives and new ways of seeing you won’t find anywhere else.

Zoë Meager

Overland is such an exciting space for fiction readers and writers, because it always feels so alive with possibility. Heaps of writers I’ve read for the first time in Overland I then go on to read more and more of. It’s really a treasure to have this kind of meeting place that’s so welcoming and supportive of fiction writers, and has such a strong sense of purpose. I volunteer as a fiction reader, and I’m consistently impressed by the passion and respect shown to all the work that’s sent in, not to mention the editorial support. What Overland does for fiction feels absolutely vital. 

Emilie Collyer

Overland is so important to me as a writer and a reader. It was one of the first publications to enthusiastically accept my pitches for non-fiction pieces and affirm that the writing I wanted to do about urgent social matters for artists and writers really mattered. As a fiction editorial assistant it is a privilege to read the works that writers submit. As a journal subscriber and reader I get to learn about so many different perspectives, issues, events and ideas. I get to immerse myself in poetry, fiction and nonfiction pieces that range in content and style and are all written from a deep place of care and rigorous inquiry. Overland provides a place, an anchor, a way to be connected and be reminded that striving for something better for everyone is and always will be a core function of literature and art.

If you support the literary pages and spaces we make, show us by subscribing, renewing or donating during this one very important week.

Anyone who subscribes, renews or donates by Friday 11 November goes into the running for three truly astounding prize draws – the major prize draw, the daily prize draw and the regional prize draw!

An annual subscription – which includes four print issues, the daily online magazine, invitations to subscriber events, discounted entry to Overland competitions, and other opportunities and giveaways – is just $60 full and $45 students/unwaged.

Speaking of prizes, we are extremely thankful to our generous friends and supporters who made this year’s Subscriberthon possible! Read about them and their work here.

Major prizes


What’s in this major prize?

The Pentax PC-55 35mm Point and Shoot Camera + 35mm film from FilmNeverDie


What’s in this major prize?

A Jordaan Step Through Bike from LEKKER Bikes

Today’s daily prize is …

What’s in this prize?

A collection of Magabala titles, including:

  • Cartwarra or What? by Alf Tayor
  • Blakwork by Alison Whittaker
  • Maar Bidi: Next Generation Black Writing edited by Linda Martin and Elfie Shiosaki
  • Living on Stolen Land by Ambelin Kwaymullina

A collection of Scribe fiction and non-fiction titles, including:

  • Marlo by Jay Carmichael
  • Auē by Becky Manawatu
  • Holy Woman by Louise Omer
  • Crimes against Nature by Jeff Sparrow
  • Chokepoint Capitalism by Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow

And a collection of Scribe graphic novels and photography books:

  • Our Members Be Unlimited by Sam Wallman
  • Men I Trust by Tommi Parrish
  • Westography by Warren Kirk
  • Old Vintage Melbourne 1960s–1990s by Chris Macheras
  • Hard Labour by Ben Schneiders

Three A3 prints by Vietnamese-Australian print artist Hop Dac

A $30 voucher for Bookshop by Uro

A bottle of Monceau non-alcoholic pet nat

A double pass for the Wheeler Centre end-of-year event

A copy of Groundswell, edited by Toby Fitch

Regional prizes


What’s in this prize?

A $50 voucher for The Book Cow bookshop

A 1-year membership for ACT Writers Centre

A selection of titles from Ultimo Press, including:

  • Cold Coast by Robyn Mundy
  • In the Time of the Manaroans by Miro Bilbrough
  • Home and Other Hiding Places by Jack Ellis
  • My Heart is a Little Wild Thing by Nigel Featherstone
  • Pain and Privilege by Sophie Smith
  • Brother Alive by Zain Khalid
  • My Friend Fox by Heidi Everett
  • When Things are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent
  • Love & Virtue by Diana Reid
  • Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens by Shankari Chandran
  • Found, Wanting by Natasha Sholl
  • A Kind of Magic, by Anna Spargo-Ryan

A collection of Giramondo titles, including:

  • Sun Music by Judith Beveridge
  • The Dancer by Evelyn Juers
  • Bon and Lesley by Shaun Prescott
  • How to Be Between by Bastian Fox Phelan


What’s in this prize?

Three wheel-thrown-pottery classes and one practice session to learn throwing, trimming and glazing clay
at The Pottery Shed

A 1-year membership for Writing NSW

1 bottle of Noisy Ritual wine

A $30 voucher for Bookshop by Uro

A pack of great books, including:

  • What the Fuck Is This by Celeste Mountjoy (Pan Macmillan)
  • What Fear Was by Ben Walter (Puncher and Wattmann)
  • Iris by Fiona Kelly McGregor (Picador Australia)
  • Enclave by Claire G. Coleman (Hachette)


What’s in this prize?

A $150 voucher for Red Kangaroo Books

A 1-year membership to NT Writers Centre

A collection of UQP titles, including:

  • Tell Me Again, by Amy Thunig
  • Desi Girl, by Sarah Malik
  • True Friends, by Patti Miller
  • Here Be Leviathans, by Chris Flynn
  • Bone Memories, by Sally Piper

A Clothing the Gaps reusable coffee cup and stickers

An Overland t-shirt

A bottle of Monceau non-alcoholic pet nat


What’s in this prize?

A 1-year membership for Queensland Writers Centre

1 bottle of Noisy Ritual wine

A $30 voucher for Bookshop by Uro

Clothing the Gaps stickers and book

A copy of Groundswell, edited by Toby Fitch


What’s in this prize?

1 bottle of Noisy Ritual wine

A 1-year membership to Writers SA

A collection of titles from Transit Lounge, including:

  • T by Alan Fyfe
  • Sweeny and the Bicycle by Philip Salmon
  • Revenge: Murder in Three Parts by S. L. Lim
  • Telltale by Carmel Bird
  • Tokyo Midnight by Kip Scott
  • Night Blue by Angela O’Keeffe
  • The Stoning by Peter Papathanasiou
  • Hydra by Adriane Howell
  • Moon Sugar by Angela Meyers
  • The Signal Line by Brendan Colley

A $30 voucher for Matilda Bookshop

An Overland t-shirt


What’s in this prize?

A 1-year membership for Tasmanian Writers Centre

A $100 voucher for Du Cane Brewing co.

A 1-year subscription to Island magazine

A $50 voucher for Hobart Bookshop

A copy of Groundswell, edited by Toby Fitch

Clothing the Gap stickers

1 bottle of Noisy Ritual wine


What’s in this prize?

3 x $125 vouchers for ClayTalk (Montsalvat) ‘clay taster’ pottery classes

 $500 worth of home energy efficiency advice and improvements from CoPower

A $50 voucher for Hill of Content Bookshop

A $30 voucher for North Melbourne Books

A $30 voucher for Bookshop by Uro

A 1-year membership for Writers Victoria

1 bottle of Noisy Ritual wine

A bottle of Monceau non-alcoholic pet nat

A copy of Groundswell, edited by Toby Fitch


What’s in this prize?

A collection of titles from Fremantle Press, including:

  • Paradise (Point of Transmission) by Andrew Sutherland
  • Blue Wren by Bron Bateman
  • Second Fleet Baby by Nadia Rhook
  • Minds Went Walking: Paul Kelly Songs Reimagined curated by Mark Smith, Neil A White and Jock Serong
  • Try Not to Think of a Pink Elephant: Stories of OCD by Martin Ingle
  • The Glass House by Brooke Dunnell
  • Eye of a Rook by Josephine Taylor

A 1-year subscription to Westerly

A $30 voucher for Bookshop by Uro

A bottle of Monceau non-alcoholic pet nat

An Overland t-shirt


What’s in this prize?

A $25 Unity Books voucher

An Introduction to Creative Course Online (6-week course) with a personal one-on-one tutor from The Creative Hub, valued at $NZ 496

A 10-trip pass to Auckland Writers Festival ’23 (Digital)


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