Published 3 November 20238 November 2023 · News / Events / Prizes / Subscriberthon 2022 Subscriberthon 2023 Friends and Sponsors Editorial team AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW Australian Book Review is one of Australia’s leading literary and cultural magazines. ABR publishes reviews, essays, topical commentaries and new creative writing. The magazine engages with all the arts, not just literature, and its diverse programs include three prestigious literary prizes, a weekly podcast, and writers fellowships. ABR offers a range of flexible subscription options — starting from just $10 a month — which include new issues and access to ABR’s extensive digital archive going back to the start of the second series in 1978. ACT WRITERS CENTRE For the last twenty years, the ACT Writers Centre has been developing writers and their work, focusing on craft and professional practice over a creative lifetime. As the leading organisation of writing-based culture in the ACT, the centre continues to build an innovative, vibrant and sustainable sector by providing opportunities for writers and developing beneficial collaborations. AFFIRM PRESS Affirm Press is an independent Melbourne-based publisher dedicated to publishing great Australian stories, big ideas, and the most engaging local and international authors. They publish a broad range of non-fiction books and a select list of fiction. They love nothing more than nurturing Australian writers. ANIKO PRESS Aniko Press is an independent publishing company based on Gadigal land, Sydney, Australia.It was founded by unapologetic bookworm Emily Riches with the aim of bringing passionate writers and curious readers together, championing new voices and creating a space for creative community.Their goal is to publish unique, exciting and challenging work by new and emerging voices. ARCHER Archer magazine is the world’s most inclusive publication about sexuality and gender. AUSTRALIAN POETRY Australian Poetry, established to bring together state-based poetry collectives, publishes the country’s national poetry journal, the Australian Poetry Journal. The journal is guest-edited each issue by different voices, to ensure excellence and inclusivity. It also publishes insightful, curious articles. AP publishes an annual anthology, along with a digital volume showcasing U30s and emerging voices. BEE SUSTAINABLE Bee Sustainable is a business that tries to get people to understand their own food and support them in producing that food at home. Specifically, the business sells equipment to assist in bee keeping, cheesemaking, bread making, food storage and preserving. The retail shop located at 500 Lygon Street in Brunswick East also sells products of the hive including honey, beeswax, candles made with beeswax, bee pollen, cosmetics and soap that has beeswax as a major ingredient, and books on the relevant topics. We also mill fresh flour for people while they wait and run workshops on bee keeping and bread making. Bee Sustainable has been open for over 12 years and is run by Robert and his son Morgan, who is also a commercial bee keeper. The shop is open Monday to Saturday. Our motto is Produce, Preserve, Provide. BOOKSHOP BY URO Bookshop by Uro is an online and physical bookstore offering a tightly curated selection of specialist art, architecture and design books from around Australia and the world. COPOWER Cooperative Power is owned by members. Their first service is offering retail electricity with their product partner Energy Locals. They’re 100% Australian owned and share our goal of a sustainable and affordable energy future. CORDITE Cordite Publishing Inc. publishes the quarterly Cordite Poetry Review — an Australian and international journal of poetry, criticism and research — and series of print books. DU CANE BREWING Du Cane Brewing is a family-friendly brewery and dining hall over 1,500m2, celebrating Tasmanian bushwalking culture. Located on beautiful Princes Square, the heart of Launceston, they serve wood-fired pizzas alongside our range of beers made onsite and other locally made beers, wines and spirits. FIVE SENSES FREMANTLE PRESS Fremantle Press is an independent publishing company based in Western Australia. For over 40 years, they have published books by new and established writers and artists across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction, Indigenous writing, poetry and children’s literature. Their books have won national and international awards and have been published in many territories around the world. Each year they have an exciting new list of books which they would love to share with you. FUNKY DUCK VINYL Funky Duck Vinyl is the funkiest new Aussie record store based in Preston, Melbourne. They have a huge range of new & second hand vinyl records to buy covering most genres (Funk, Soul, Disco, Blues, Classic Rock, Alt Rock, Indie, Punk, Grunge, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, Jazz, Classical and more). GIRAMONDO The Giramondo Publishing Company is an independent, Australian, university-based literary publisher of award-winning poetry, fiction and non-fiction, renowned for the quality of its writing, editing and book design. Giramondo was established in December 1995 in order to publish innovative and adventurous literary work, that might not otherwise find publication because of its subtle commercial appeal; to stimulate exchange between Australian writers and readers and their counterparts overseas; and to build a common ground between the academy and the marketplace. GOING DOWN SWINGING Going Down Swinging works across platforms to produce high quality publications and events that support writers and artists telling stories worth sharing. Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals, publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing special, sold-out live events. They believe in fostering a community of writers and artists dedicated to their craft and the ideas behind it. GRIFFITH REVIEW Griffith Review is a literary and current affairs journal that offers fresh takes on big ideas. Each edition responds to a loose theme and features essays, short fiction, conversations, poetry and visual art by emerging and established creatives from Australia and overseas. HOUSE OF DARWIN House of Darwin is a social enterprise. They are 100% Indigenous owned. They reinvest our profits back into social programs in remote Indigenous communities. ISLAND Island is a premium Australian literary magazine of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and arts features. Since their beginnings in 1979 (as The Tasmanian Review), Island’s mission has remained the same: to produce a magazine with a national vision and audience that supports new, emerging and established writers and artists, and to bring works of excellence and variety to the reading public throughout Australia and overseas. JACOBIN Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. The print magazine is released quarterly and reaches 75,000 subscribers, in addition to a web audience of over 3,000,000 a month. KILL YOUR DARLINGS Kill Your Darlings was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent. It is a Melbourne-based, independent publisher of quality Australian fiction, commentary, essays, interviews and reviews. In addition to championing Australian voices in print and online, KYD also produces a regular podcast, provides professional writing services such as workshops and manuscript assessments, and hosts literary events to foster engagement and discussion between writers and readers. KYD also publishes a yearly print anthology of short fiction titled New Australian Fiction. KYD is one of Australia’s leading arts and culture magazines. Beginning life as a print quarterly in 2010, KYD is today a vibrant and eclectic online magazine of commentary, essays, interviews, fiction and reviews. KUURACORP We make pu-erh tea because we like it. There’s no one-liner explanation of it. It’s an all-consuming pursuit. LA MAMA THEATRE La Mama is Australia’s most vital, responsive, inclusive and diverse home of independent theatre-making. We believe in the power and possibilities of theatre and art for all people. La Mama is committed to a diversity of artistic approaches, to innovation and to exploring minority as well as general concerns. A vibrant space and prolific production house, La Mama has given initial exposure and support to thousands of playwrights, directors, actors, and technicians as well as poets, musicians, performance artists and experimental film-makers. MARION MARION’s vision is to elevate not just their writers, but the writing sector to a level that ensures funding and recognition on-par with other art disciplines. By providing the highest quality professional development opportunities, as well as networking and collaborative pathways for writers, they are shaping an environment in which they can build a sustainable creative practice. Through their initiatives, resources, leadership, and facilitation of connection, they play a pivotal role in elevating writers and their art. MATILDA BOOKSHOP Owned and staffed by booklovers, Matilda Bookshop is an independent bookshop with a loyal following of customers whose tastes and interests they love to get to know. Visit them in-store in Stirling in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, or browse all of their books online. MAGABALA BOOKS Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. Aboriginal owned and led, they celebrate and nurture the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices through the publication of quality literature. Based in Broome, Western Australia, they publish Indigenous authors, storytellers, artists and illustrators from all over Australia. MEANJIN Meanjin, formerly Meanjin Papers and Meanjin Quarterly, is an Australian literary magazine. The name is derived from the Turrbal word for the spike of land where the city of Brisbane is located. It was founded in 1940 in Brisbane, by Clem Christesen. THE MOAT Enjoy a European escape at The Moat, an intimate haven in the heart of Melbourne.Their menu reflects the Italian heritage of the two owners, Paul and Rosie. Together, they have created authentic dishes that are hand-made with seasonal local produce, simplicity and love. MONASH UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING Australia’s largest university established Monash University Publishing in 2010. Monash University Publishing publishes books of the highest standard across the humanities and social sciences, with special interest in books that specialise in Asian studies, politics, education, communications, Australian history, Indigenous issues, culture and society. MONTSALVAT Montsalvat: where the life of art is lived, and a fabled past meets a vibrant present. Montsalvat is Australia’s oldest continuously active artists community, a place where art in all its forms is made and taught, and art’s transformative power is celebrated in exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops and artists residencies. Inspired and built by artists, it retains its capacity to surprise and to delight. NOISY RITUAL Noisy Ritual is Melbourne’s urban winery, located at 249 Lygon Street Brunswick East. They’re out to demystify the winemaking process by bringing good people together over great wine, food and music to learn about, taste and create wine in an urban environment. They think making and drinking wine should be a celebration: relaxed, loud, inclusive and fun. It’s all about learning through doing — getting your hands (and feet) dirty in the name of making delicious premium wine. NORTH MELBOURNE BOOKS Looking for some bedtime reading? Find inspiration at North Melbourne’s independent bookstore, stocked with classics and new releases for children and adults. Located in the heart of North Melbourne. WRITING NSW Writing NSW exists to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers in NSW. Their mission is to make a difference to writers. Writing NSW brings aspirational, emerging, developing and established writers together as a community through the provision of a suite of writing programs and services that support, develop and promote a writing culture. NT WRITERS’ CENTRE The NTWC offers an annual program of events (including a writers festival) and workshops with the aim of helping writers and aspiring writers develop skills and support networks, and showcase their skills to a wider audience. The NTWC is particularly committed to supporting writers from an Indigenous background, and to overcoming the impacts of geographical isolation experienced by people in the NT. PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP The Paperback Bookshop is an independent, general bookshop established in the mid 1960s here at the top, quiet end of Bourke street. With the idea of making paperback editions of books that weren’t generally for sale readily available to Melbourne readers, the original owner set about sourcing stock from trips overseas, chiefly the US, and from local publishers. PBS Since 1979, community radio station PBS 106.7FM has played an integral role in Naarm/Melbourne’s music community. PBS features 80 specialist music programs week in, week out with sounds ranging from soul to dance, country to jazz, hip hop to metal, and everything in between. PBS is dedicated to nurturing, inspiring and championing Naarm/Melbourne’s diverse music community, and you can hear this 24/7 on 106.7FM, PBS Digital, live streaming and on demand via pbsfm.org.au and on the PBS smartphone app. QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE The Queensland Writers Centre is a community that champions writers across Queensland. They help writers at all stages of their writing journey develop skills to improve their craft, engage their readers and build a sustainable career. QWC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports, celebrates and showcases Queensland writers and writing in all its forms. They work with their members and partners to promote a vibrant and diverse writing community across Queensland. RABBIT Rabbit encourages poets to openly engage with auto/biography, history, politics, economics, mathematics, cultural analysis, science, the environment, and all other aspects of real world experience, recollection and interpretation. READINGS Readings is an independent retailer of books and music, with eight shops operating in Melbourne. The flagship Readings Carlton shop was established in 1969 and has since been joined by stores in Hawthorn, Malvern, St Kilda and Doncaster, as well as a boutique shop at the State Library of Victoria, and – most recently – a shop in Emporium Melbourne. They also have a children’s specialist shop located in Carlton, Readings Kids. RED KANGAROO BOOKS As the only bricks-and-mortar independent bookshop still standing within 1500kms, Red Kangaroo Books has survived and thrived in the remote town of Alice Springs in central Australia and has been trading for over a decade. 3RRR Triple R (102.7 FM) has shaped and inspired the culture of Melbourne. Since its inception as an educational broadcaster in 1976, Triple R has become Australia’s largest community radio station with over 12,000 subscribers and 329,000 listeners per week. SCRIBE Scribe publish books that matter — narrative and literary non-fiction on important topics, and the best of local, international and translated fiction. SCRIVENER Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists and emerging writers alike. Containing all the tools you need to craft your first draft, Scrivener won’t tell you how to write — it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing, from nascent notion to final full stop, uniting everything you need to write, research and arrange long documents in a single, powerful app. STREAT STREAT is nationally recognised as a leading social innovator, using its portfolio of social enterprises to build thriving people, places and planet. They’re passionate about giving young people the support and skills they need to reach their potential, and ensuring that they and their children have a healthy planet to call home. SUBBED IN Subbed In is an independent literarararary organisation and (very) small publisher. Subbed In programs readings and publishes award-winning books. We jam econo. TASWRITERS TasWriters provides support for writers and storytellers at all stages of their careers and works to build a stable, economically viable suite of services to help ensure Tasmanian Writers can develop professionally and perform competetivly in a regional, national and global market. Mission Statement: To encourage, support and promote Tasmanian writers and stories. THAT PAPER JOINT Within the heart of Brunswick, along legendary Sydney Road, That Paper Joint is a unique space, with a goal to reuse, reinvent and reimagine. With collage at their foundation, they aim ‘to join people through paper’. Whether hosting a cut-&-paste session, private party or art exhibition, or working on a design commission, That Paper Joint is about sustainable creativity & community. THE POTTERY SHED The Pottery Shed offers casual pottery classes at affordable rates with convenient class schedules. In a beautiful rustic studio located in Sydney’s Surry Hills, they are open to the public 7 days a week. They have the perfect venue for those who wish to learn how to create something unique yet functional. TRANSIT LOUNGE Transit Lounge is an independent press dedicated to the publication of exciting new fiction and non-fiction. They have a particular interest in creative literary publishing that explores the relationships between East and West, entertains and promotes insights into diverse cultures, and encompasses diverse genres. UQP UQP is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry and YA. They are known for publishing literary works, poetry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and passionately advocate for the value of books to the human experience. UPSWELL Upswell publishes thrilling books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by writers you may not have read yet. They publish writers who need to be read; who turn the world upside-down with their insight. Knowing the surge of joy that comes out of a book, we create beautiful objects that will still be in the cultural imagination 100 years on. VAGABOND PRESS Vagabond Press is an independent literary press that was established in 1999. For two decades, they have published a range of established and emerging poets from Australia and more recently Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Their books have won many of the major literary prizes in Australia, been praised by critics and taught at universities around the world. Vagabond Press aims to build a transnational context for our writers and to continue to support the production and promotion of innovative new writing and literature in translation. VOICEWORKS Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and comics by people under the age of 25. An annual subscription valued at $60 includes: digital editions of Voiceworks delivered to your email inbox, four print editions of Voiceworks delivered to your door, a personal invitation to Voiceworks launches and special events throughout the year, and access to exclusive digital content to complement each issue of Voiceworks. WELLREAD WellRead handpicks the best literary titles and delivers them to your door. Their curatorship is geared towards stimulating the reading lives of their members one quality book at a time. Subscribe to receive a book each month (in brown paper, with reading notes!), or one every two months. They even have subscriptions for the little ones in your life. WESTERLY Operating since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It publishes creative writing and scholarship from throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region. THE WHEELER CENTRE The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home of books, writing and ideas. Join them for live and digital conversations, debates, readings and performances. WRITERS SA Writers SA is a purpose-driven arts organisation that supports and champions South Australian writers. It has a reputation for ambition and excellence, reflected in its work in community engagement and audience development, and its commitment to high-calibre programming. Writers SA is unique in the diversity of its members and artists, who come from all ages, backgrounds, locations and cultures. Many face barriers and disabilities to full participation in society. Writers SA are committed to supporting all its writers. WRITERS VICTORIA Writers Victoria supports and connects writers. They understand that writing can be an isolated pursuit and their programs are built around a clear need to create a community for writers. Their programs include a range of courses, various publications, and the provision of advice through our staff, magazine, weekly enews and website. 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 4 November 20227 November 2022 · Subscriberthon 2022 Reason #1 to subscribe to Overland, as told by our Poetry Editor, Toby Fitch Editorial Team What does Subscriberthon Day One have in store? 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