243 Winter 2021

  • Published on 8-10-21
  • ISBN 0030-7416
The history of Aboriginal theatre by Kim Kruger, Yves Rees on Detransition Baby, Robbo Bennetts on the West Gate Bridge and other crises, the winners of the Kuracca Prize for Australian literature and more.

242 Autumn 2021

  • Published on 24-06-2021
  • ISBN 0030-7416

Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn on climate politics, Cherry Zheng on family and culture, Aiden Coleman on Forbes, new poetry from Louis Armand, the winners of the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize and the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and more.

241 Summer 2020

  • Published on 28-04-2021
  • ISBN 0030-7416

Essays on climate change, Footscray history, radical activism, whiteness and more. New Australian fiction and poetry from writers such as Samual Wagan Watson, Jane Turner Goldsmith, Ann Vickery and Rico Craig.

240.5: a special digital fiction edition

A special digital fiction edition edited by Overland's volunteer fiction readers, featuring new work from Carol Lefevre, Odette Kelada, Amber Moffat, Yumna Kassab, Felicia Henderson, Alison Martin and Diana Papas.

240 Spring 2020

  • Published on 07 December 2020
  • ISBN 0030-7416

Featuring First Nations essays on organising and social justice from the 2020 RMIT Activism @ the Margins conference, as well as new fiction and poetry from writers such as Omar Sakr, Belinda Hermawan and Ouyang Yu.

Fiction in Lockdown

Elena Gomez curates a special digital edition of fiction commissioned during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns. Featuring new works from five incredible writers, Dominic Amerena, Khalid Warsame, Laura Stortenbeker, Khalilah Okeke, and Vincent Silk.

Reflections on Ngaga-dji: Listening for Change

A series of essays and responses edited by Sophie Rudolph and Claire Loughnan from academics and practitioners from different disciplines reflecting on what the Ngaga-dji Report written by the Koorie Youth Council means for their work.

Poetry in Lockdown

Toby Fitch and Melody Paloma curate a special digital edition of poetry commissioned during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns. Featuring new works from twelve incredible poets, such as Eunice Andrada, Tony Birch, and Emily Stewart.

239 Winter 2020

  • Published on 15-10-2020
  • ISBN 9770030741006

Health: Vanamali Hermans on the institutionalisation of care, Samuel Lieblich on psychiatry, Alice Whitmore on mental health, winner of the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous writers, plus new poetry and fiction.

238 Autumn 2020

  • Published on 24 June 2020
  • ISBN 978-0-6485797-3-1

Radical: Toby Fitch on Sean Bonney, Dujuan Hoosan on Aboriginal history, Elena Gomez on poetics, Micaela Sahhar on Palestine, winners of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

237.5 Autumn Fiction

  • Published on 15 April 2020

Enjoy the best of Autumn fiction selected by guest editor, writer Allan Drew.

237 Summer 2019

  • Published on 9 December 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-6485-797-2-4

On: failure; labour in publishing and bookselling; families and prison; co-translation; the German Revolution; The Matrix; and misreading justice. With a stunning selection of fiction and poetry. Contains the 2019 Fair Australia prizewinners. Artwork and illustrations by Matt Chun.

236 Spring 2019

  • Published on 21 October 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-6485797-1-7

A damning journalistic investigation into the death of dancer Stacey Tierney, the role of the car in climate politics, how streaming culture is changing us, the highs and lows of doorknocking, plus a selection of superb new poetry, the winner of the Nakata Brophy Prize, and the three writers who placed in the 2019 VU Short Story Prize, Joyce Chew, Jack Vening and Laura Elvery. With comics and cover art by Sam Wallman.

Speculative future(s)

  • Published on 18 October 2019

Eda Gunaydin guest edits an online speculative fiction edition of stories presenting alternative futures that transcend the pessimism of the present. Featuring works by Hannah Jenkins, Jasmin McGaughey, Cat Nadel, Joe Ramshaw and Andrew Roff.

235 Winter 2019

  • Published on 23 July 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-6485797-0-0

Walking through coal country, the gunboat nation in a lifeboat world, the agency of pregnant women, re-reading Primo Levi, and medicine and racism. First edition with new fiction editor Claire Corbett, with works by Jem Tyley-Miller, KA Rees, Laura Elvery, Elizabeth Flux and Ben Walter, and stunning poetry from Ouyang Yu, Ivy Alvarez, Eileen Chong, Norman Erikson Pasaribu and others. Art by political cartoonist Tia Kass.

Future sex

  • Published on 14 June 2019

Michalia Arathimos guest edits an online fiction edition about the future of sex – stories that explore how we approach sexuality now and tomorrow. Featuring works by Sophiya Sharma, DG Reynolds, Patton Quinn and Drew Roberts.

234.5: an autumn fiction edition with 16 editors!

  • Published on 3 May 2019
Sixteen of Overland’s fiction readers worked together for several months to curate and edit this autumn fiction edition. Featuring superb short fiction from Georgia Angus, John Charalambous, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Anne Hotta and Katerina Gibson.

234 Autumn 2019

  • Published on 11 April 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-9-1

Alexis Wright on censorship, Fiona Wright on Tinder, Gabriel Ng on anti-Chinese sentiment, Adam Curley on Survivor, Cambodia and love, plus fire cults, the occupation of Kashmir and a cultural history of swimming. Includes the winning poems from the Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Fiction guest-edited by Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk. Art by the award-winning Hoda Afshar.

233 Summer 2018

  • Published on 12 December 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-8-4

Featuring a red-armband history of 26 January, an analysis of Australian medievalism, a case for the eleven best essays of the past 3,533 days, and a comparative study of #IndigenousDads and the Noongar letters archive. Includes brilliant, provocative fiction and poetry, as well as the results of the 2018 Fair Australia Prize. Guest artist: Mary Leunig.

If you've come here to help me: solidarity beyond borders

  • Published on 6 December 2018

The Migration Amendment Bill, that would guarantee required medical treatment for people imprisoned in Australian offshore camps, is needed. It is also the smallest possible step that could be taken in dismantling the brutal Australian border regime: a regime enacted not just in the camps, but across all levels of Australian life.

Tribulations from the digital frontier

  • Published on 12 November 2018

Mitchell Welch guest edits an online poetry edition of ‘internet poetry’ – poetry disguised as digital frustrations in the form of frontier fomes. Featuring works by Andy Connor, Liam Ferney, Laura Jean Mckay and Toby Fitch.

232 Spring 2018

  • Published on 15 October 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-7-7

The ways we talk about race, precarity and practice, copyright and bullshit, rethinking privilege, and Australia’s cultural insecurity. Contains the winning stories from the VU Short Story Prize, and poetry from Anders Villani, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Ellen van Neerven and others. Guest artist: Bella Li.

The 2018 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize

  • Published on 11 October 2018

Results from the 2018 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize, Australia’s only open-age Indigenous poetry prize for an unpublished poem. With poems from Brenda Saunders, Claire G Coleman and Yvette Henry Holt.

231 Winter 2018

  • Published on 31 July 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-6-0

From Utopia to the West Bank, literature and class, how to teach writing, Gay Liberation after the postal vote and racism in the academy. Fiction by Paddy O’Reilly, Michelle Aung Thin, Josephine Rowe and Ben Walter, as well as thrilling poetry, including this year’s Nakata Brophy winner, Raelee Lancaster. Guest artist: Seth Tobocman.

False Documents

  • Published on 18 July 2018
Dave Drayton guest edits an online fiction edition of ‘false documents’ – fiction disguised as ‘real’ textual artefacts. Featuring works by Paul Perilli, Paul Spinks, Sonia Focke and Tony Messenger.

Seventy years of the Nakba

  • Published on 15 May 2018

This special edition marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when, in 1948, more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes. In 2018, the violent occupation of Palestine and its people continues.

230.5: Autumn fiction

  • Published on 1 May 2018

Linda Godfrey guest edits the latest in Overland’s online fiction editions. Featuring short stories by Claire Baxter, Cameron Colwell, Melissa Manning and Sophie Overett.

230 Autumn 2018

  • Published on 12 April 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-5-3

The history of Black GST, encounters with cuttlefish, working with climate grief and the state of the Australian short story. Also contains the winning entries of the 2017 Judith Wright Poetry and Neilma Sidney Short Story prizes, plus short fiction, poetry and more. Guest artist: Charlotte Allingham.

229 Summer 2017

  • Published on 20 December 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-4-6

An issue examining being charged with terrorism, playing the same computer game for 25 years, the legacy of Paradise Lost, the censorship of suicide, sexism in the arts and Australia’s custodial culture. Includes brilliant, provocative fiction, poetry and artwork, as well as the results of the 2017 Fair Australia Prize.

228 Spring 2017

  • Published on 26 October 17
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-3-9

In an edition marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution, writers examine the Cold War, Roswell, nineteenth-century terrorism, virtual reality, and religion in times of revolution. Includes fiction by and an interview with Peter Carey, and the winners of the VU Short Story Prize.

227.5 Spring fiction

  • Published on 20 October 2017

Novelist Anna Spargo-Ryan guest edits Overland’s spring fiction edition, ‘Own stories’. Featuring short stories from across the globe by Paola Ferrante, Jessie Berry-Porter, Ladi Opaluwa and Claire Varley.

227 Winter 2017

  • Published on 17 July 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-2-2
The appropriation of decolonialism, the dark history of Australian eugenics, innovation under capitalism and Sydney’s gambling addiction. Features the winning stories from the Nakata Brophy Prize, as well as fantastic fiction, poetry and regular columns from Alison Croggon, Mel Campbell, Giovanni Tiso and Tony Birch.

The 2017 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize

  • Published on 29 September 2017

Administered by Queensland Poetry Festival, the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize is Australia's only open-age award for outstanding unpublished poems by Indigenous writers.

226.5 Autumn fiction

  • Published on 12 April 2017
Natasha Batten guest edits the first of Overland's fiction issues for 2017. Featuring short stories from Rebecca Slater, Stevi-Lee Alver, Stuart Wilkinson and David Turnbull.

226 Autumn 2017

  • Published on 28 March 2017
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-1-5

Homophobia in the workplace, populism in the Philippines, the war on Indigenous languages and the need to resist apocalyptic despair. Also contains the winning entries of the 2016 Judith Wright Poetry and Neilma Sidney Short Story prizes, as well as other excellent short fiction and poetry.

225 Summer 2016

  • Published on 14 December 2016
  • ISBN 978-0-9954162-0-8

When literary heroines meet radical times, fighting Australia's Far Right, the ethics of sex with robots, Trumpism beyond Trump, and the state of the contemporary working class. Includes the winning entries from the 2016 Fair Australia Prize.

224.5 Spring fiction

  • Published on 28 September 2016
Mandy Beaumont and Craig Bolland guest edit Overland's online Spring 2016 fiction issue with the theme of ‘The idea of women’. Featuring short stories by Ariane Both, Sally Breen, Judyth Emanuel and Fikret Pajalic, and a mixed media piece by Vivienne Cutbush.

224 Spring 2016

  • Published on 23 September 2016
  • ISBN 9780977517145

Labour activism in China, why politicians can’t understand poverty and fiction’s potential to change the world. Includes the winning entries for the 2016 Victorian University Short Story Prize and regular columnists Alison Croggon, Mel Campbell and Natalie Harkin.

The Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize

  • Published on 6 October 2016

Administered by Queensland Poetry Festival, the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize is Australia's only open-age award, presented to an outstanding unpublished poem by Indigenous writers.

223 Winter 2016

  • Published on 6 July 2016
  • ISBN 978-0-9775171-3-8

South Africa’s decolonisation movement, left-wing police detectives, the ritual of coming out, the fate of literature, sexism in literary prizes, the New Zealand dream John Key sells, plus original fiction, poetry and the Nakata Brophy Prize.

222.5 Autumn fiction

  • Published on 18 April 2016

Ben Walter guest edits the first of Overland’s online fiction issues for 2016 with an un-/dis-/anti-Australian theme. Featuring short stories by Alex Cothren, Zahid Gamieldien, Laura McPhee-Browne and Jessica Yu.

222 Autumn 2016

  • Published on 4 April 2016
  • ISBN 978-0-9750837-6-5

South Sudan five years after independence, race and racism in Australian poetry, the mass industrialisation of meat and a history of police involvement in crime television. Plus outstanding original fiction and the finalists of both the Judith Wright Poetry and the Neilma Sidney Short Story prizes.

221 Summer 2015

  • Published on 17 December 2015
  • ISBN 9780992280697

Class war in the arts, transgender justice, speed-reading, Facebook’s ‘real name’ policy, housing politics, and the many myths of Marconi. Plus prize-winning fiction and Peter Minter’s final poetry selection.

220 Spring 2015

  • Published on 31 August 2015
  • ISBN 9780992280680

Tensions in Europe’s borderlands, transcending climate change, the fight to keep public housing on Sydney’s waterfront, aesthetics and politics in science fiction, and a visit capitalism’s graveyard. Plus fiction by Omar Musa and Zahid Gamieldien, cutting-edge poetry and more.

Aotearoa online

  • Published on 31 July 2015

A special issue of contemporary New Zealand nonfiction, featuring Naomi Arnold, Megan Clayton, Murdoch Stephens and David Young. Edited by Giovanni Tiso.

219.5 Winter fiction

  • Published on 23 June 2015

Rachel Hennessy guest edits Overland’s 2015 winter fiction. Featuring short stories by Shannon Burns, Kalia Forde, Joshua Kemp and Emma Rayward.

219 Winter 2015

  • Published on 11 June 2015
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-7-3

The stories told about our colonial histories, the similarities between Gaza and Ferguson, working with whistleblowers, defence lawyers and rape trials, Tonga after Feta Helu, original fiction, poetry and more.

218 Autumn 2015

  • Published on 30 March 2015
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-6-6

Overcoming literary jealousy, the origins of Gamergate, the normalisation of torture and Australia's new Book Council, as well as excellent fiction – and the winners of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Nakata Brophy Prize.

218.5: Autumn fiction

  • Published on 21 April 2015

Khalid Warsame guest edits the first of Overland’s online fiction issues for 2015. Featuring short stories by Dom Amerena, Kate Elkington, Imogen McCluskey, and Camille Renaud.

Photonic Overland

  • Published on 10 December 2014

Benjamin Laird curates Overland’s second edition of electronic and digital-born poetry. Features Pascalle Burton, Mez Breeze, Panos Couros, Josh Mei-Ling Dubrau, Ian Gibbins, Christopher Rodley, Omar Sakr and Peter Wildman.

217 Summer 2014

  • Published on 12 November 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-5-9

Writing an African novel, work and ‘happiness’, the enduring appeal of Sherlock Holmes, a tale of two settler colonies, the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize winners, poetry and more.

216.5: Summer fiction

  • Published on 30 October 2014

Kate Goldsworthy guest edits the latest in Overland’s online fiction issues. Featuring short stories by Laura Stortenbeker, Katherine Brabon, Ariella Van Luyn, and Iranian writer, Amirreza Esmaily.

216 Spring 2014

  • Published on 26 August 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-4-2

Words against power, queer writing in Africa, perspectives on lit mags, overcoming writer's block and much more.

215 Winter 2014

  • Published on 27 May 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-3-5
On being Queer and Indigenous, protest in a post-democracy era, the vocabulary of austerity, organising writers, Wolf Creek 2 as radical cinema and the history of girls in detention.

214.5: New fiction

  • Published on 30 April 2014
Writer, editor and ‘Slow Canoe’ founder Oliver Driscoll edits Overland’s first online fiction issue for 2014. Featuring short stories by Tim Buckley, Jennifer Down, Josephine Scicluna and Mardi O’Connor.

214 Autumn 2014

  • Published on 7 April 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-2-8

Working in a detention centre, revisiting the legend of Breaker Morant, spy novels in the Soviet Bloc, writing to Susan Sontag about gaming, and winners of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

213.5: Summer fiction

  • Published on 17 December 2013

Author SJ Finn guest edits the second of Overland’s online fiction issues for 2013. Featuring short stories by Alice Bishop, Patrick Holloway, Louise Spence and Sam Wieck.

213 Summer 2013

  • Published on 5 December 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-1-1

An Englishman ‘lost among the Afghans’, Arnold Zable talks with Alexis Wright, fighting back against rape culture, whether writers should perform, and winners of the Short Story Prize.

Electronic Overland

  • Published on 19 November 2013

Benjamin Laird curates Overland's first edition of electronic and digital-born poetry. Features Mez Breeze, Jim Andrews, Jason Nelson, Pip Smith, Gary Barwin, Hazel Smith (with Roger Dean and Greg White), Tully Hansen and Jessica Rae.

212 Spring 2013

  • Published on 6 September 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-9922806-0-4

Australia and Nauru, writing someone else's oppression, the evolution of the Greens, writing and health, and arts funding in an age of austerity.

211.5: Winter fiction

  • Published on 11 July 2013

Emerging editor Emily Laidlaw guest edits the first of Overland’s online fiction issues for 2013. Featuring short stories by Kristin Hannaford, Melissa Howard, Kelli Lonergan and Samuel Rutter.

211 Winter 2013

  • Published on 21 June 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-9-8
Ned Kelly's skull, feminism and bodybuilding, writers and payment, the pros and cons of crowdfunding, plus new fiction and poetry.

Audio Overland II: Resistance

  • Published on 24 April 2013

Maxine Clarke curates Overland’s second spoken word edition, featuring ten original recordings of audio poetry exploring the theme ‘resistance’. Issue includes our first international spoken word artist, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo.

210 Autumn 2013

  • Published on 26 March 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-8-1

Terror and the Great American Novel; coming out queer and Muslim; how environmentalists get climate change wrong; plus the winners of the 2012 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

209 Summer 2012

  • Published on 21 November 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-6-7

Crisis and time, Riot Grrrls and Russia, JD Salinger’s toilet, indefinite detention, the looting of Darwin, radical theatre, counter-hegemonic writing, how writers survive, and more.

208 Spring 2012

  • Published on 23 August 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-5-0

The death of newspapers, a reply on fat activism, the potential of outsider porn and much, much more.

Audio Overland

  • Published on 6 August 2012

Maxine Clarke curates Overland’s first selection of spoken word, featuring seven original recordings of audio poetry.

Issue 207.5: Winter fiction

  • Published on 30 July 2012

Emerging editor and Overland editorial assistant Miranda Camboni guest edits the first in Overland’s online fiction series.

207 Winter 2012

  • Published on 13 June 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-4-3

Human rights versus human freedom; priorities for the women's movement; politics of steampunk; the case for fat activism and much, much more.

206 Autumn 2012

  • Published on 19 March 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-3-6

A mysterious death in Melbourne’s west, the European meltdown, the 2011 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and much more.

Online Occupy Issue

  • Published on 30 January 2012

In the wake of economic crises, political atomisation and an increase in militarised policing, what does the Occupy movement mean?

205 Summer 2011

  • Published on 2 December 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-2-9

Mattias Gardell on the Oslo massacre, the politics of Indigenous languages, an extract from Alexis Wright’s forthcoming novel and much more.

204 Spring 2011

  • Published on 27 August 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-1-2

Malalai Joya on why Australia must leave Afghanistan, a kidnapping in Iraq, a new Left in philosophy and much, much more.

203 Winter 2011

  • Published on 2 June 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-9871301-0-5

The shared history of black, queer and convict struggles, ASIO’s early days, Islamism and the Left debated and much, much more.

202 Autumn 2011

  • Published on 30 March 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-9805346-9-6

The theory of Wikileaks; the art of Shaun Tan; volunteerism and neoliberalism in literary culture; and much, much more.

201 Summer 2010

  • Published on 29 November 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-9805346-8-9

Afghanistan, liberalism and bigotry; creativity and labour; the art of drawing money; and much, much more.

Print Issue 200 Spring 2010

  • Published on 4 September 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-9805346-7-2

Special anniversary edition: politics of Noel Pearson; gender, capitalism, anorexia; new fiction by Tsiolkas, Hospital and Hitchcock; collaborative celebratory poem and more.

Print Issue 199 Winter 2010

  • Published on 31 May 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-9805346-6-5

Book pirates, the pros and cons of the Greens, Paul Kelly’s insider histories, Cate Kennedy on disconnecting for creativity, and much more.

Print Issue 198 Autumn 2010

  • Published on March 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-9805346-5-8

Margaret Simons on the future of reading; Mungo MacCallum on Labor and refugees; Raewyn Connell on the Left's past, present and prospects; plus the machinery of death row, Zionism in Australia, new fiction, poetry and more.

189 Summer 2007

  • Published on 21 November 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-9775171-6-9

The pleasures of reading, the NT intervention, utopianism in Paraguay, O'Lincoln contra Hamilton, the secret history of the IPA.