Published in Overland Issue Print Issue 198 Autumn 2010 · Writing / Main Posts instructions mislaid Kerry Gillam instructions mislaid wet is the colour of thinking this is the season of lulls the moon, as if lit from within you hum three notes in your sleep just the sky, unmaking itself melting, a luminous pool on the other side of breathing? moths tying knots around streetlight the hymn book pages sung smooth two gulls, apostrophes cut loose then mist, rain in syllables re-reading the scrawl of cirrus the rhyme, the lick, the reason Kerry Gillam Kerry Gillam is a West Australian poet. More by Kerry Gillam › 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 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202312 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland.