Published in Overland Issue Audio Overland II: Resistance Writing Drowning in three children Tiggy Johnson Tiggy Johnson Tiggy Johnson’s words have appeared widely, including in Cordite, Island, Quadrant, Going Down Swinging, and in Black Inc’s Best Australian Poems 2012. Her short story collection Svetlana or otherwise was published in 2008, her poetry collections First taste in 2010 and That zero year, co-written with Andrew Phillips, in 2012. She is currently writing her family history in poetry and can be found online at tiggyjohnson.com. (The work of Andrew Phillips, the second voice in her recording, can be found at piedhillprawns.wordpress.com/.) More by Tiggy Johnson 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 5 First published in Overland Issue 228 6 April 202231 May 2022 Writing What happens when authors stop listening to their editors Jessica Stewart When I moved into a second career in editing and publishing, friends told me that working as an editor might temper my love of books—that a professional eye might spy previously unnoticed flaws. I dismissed this, but they were right. Before, if a book left me restless, dissatisfied, annoyed, I would simply close it and move on. Now, I know what is wrong, why I, the reader, feel short-changed. 3 First published in Overland Issue 228 22 November 202131 January 2022 Writing Precarious words Jennifer Mills Eight years ago, I wrote a short piece for Overland called ‘Pay the Writers’. I was fed up with being asked to work for ‘exposure’. It was a time when a lot of writing work was moving online, and this work was often unpaid. Writers were at risk of losing our incomes entirely. If anything needed some exposure, it was the working conditions of freelancers.