Published in Overland Issue 208 Spring 2012 · Main Posts without a city wall Julie Maclean on the road to Ballarat the argument thick between us we take a wrong corner five bald hills bright white turbines stand still like the crucifix waiting for the infidel then one by one east to west they turn happy to earn their keep stop the speculation over the fence four lambs not yet shorn lay down across the field of fluoro canola a pillar of smoke leans over Julie Maclean Julie Maclean is originally from the UK and now based on the Surf Coast. In 2012 her full-length manuscript was shortlisted for the Crashaw Prize and the PressPress Chapbook Award. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. Her poetry and fiction has been widely published in Australia and the UK, including The Best Australian Poetry. Her blog is juliemacleanwriter.com More by Julie Maclean › 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 202326 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.