On the 6th day of Subscriberthon Overland’s most important members get to have their say

Name: Elsie
Age: 6
Favourite food: whatever you’re having
Favourite colour: other dogs
Favourite line: ‘the sleep of reason produces monsters’
Also: ‘you can’t outrun a gerund’
Favourite magazine: Chicken Treat Monthly. I mean Overland.

Readers: please subscribe to Overland so my main daytime human remains
occupied and the length and frequency of walks are kept within the capabilities of a
small dog.

Writers: please send your submissions to Overland so that as above. And can we
please have some more content on pressing everyday issues such as ‘can you throw
the frisbee again’ and ‘why did you stop throwing the frisbee’. It’s like people have
forgotten the personal is political, and so is the canine.


I used to work at the Overland office as you probably know, but now I work from home. Don’t worry, I still get lots of treats when I fetch the latest edition and I even get to bark at the postie (which is officially part of my job description even if my wonderful owner suggests otherwise!).

Don’t forget to subscribe and then you can have this much fun too! Apparently it is a fabulous read, and believe me, it always tastes good. Hopefully you can win something in the subscriberthon and the postie will deliver that too!


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Oi! You!

Check these out.

Oysters one issue … rabbits the next … Those Overland people sure know how to get my attention. But I’ve made a good inspection of the last couple of issues, and I can assure you they don’t taste nearly as good as they look.

I’m reliably informed, however, that they’re quite nourishing. For the spirit, that is. Just like me, inside that elegant little package is a tender heart, a fearless commitment and plenty to keep you on your toes.

So even if Overland does sometimes get between me and my lap/neck/snuggle of choice, I say: Subscribe!


Oh hey! You have a job for me? I love jobs! I’m so good at all of them! Oh man, you still need me to sell Overland for you? That’s your job, Mum! I’m a teenager now, I want a real job, like chasing after those white fluffy things or those big mooing things, not enabling your misplaced millennial urge to cutify all your adult responsibilities! 

Well, can I sniff the editions then? I really like that fresh paper smell, should I do some quality control and check if each copy has it before we send them out? What about deliveries? I bet I could run faster than the postie (I’ve tried). You’re always talking about needing to chase up commissions. Can I chase them?

Oh, you just need me to sit still and look cute for a photo? 

Typical. I’ll be speaking with my union rep about this, Mum.

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

The Wednesday Prize: 9 November

What’s in this prize?

A bottle of Noisy Ritual wine

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

A 1-year subscription to Archer

Clothing the Gaps tote bag and reusable coffee cup

A collage kit from That Paper Joint

A bottle of Monceau non-alcoholic pet nat

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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