Published in Overland Issue 211 Winter 2013 Writing / Teaser Peregrinus Requiescat Warwick Newnham Peregrinus Requiescat [A stranger may repose] Top of Form “Like the fly pest in summer time, it simply had to come…” – FLGOFF (later FLTLT) John Harvey ‘Jack’ Newnham, RAAF WOP/AG No 418163. b. 26 Feb 22, Wangaratta,Vic. 454 Sqn – 24 Jun 44 -– 1 May 45. Warwick Newnham Warwick Newnham was born in Melbourne in 1965 and whisked away from his mother as part of the white stolen generation, when unwed mothers were stripped of their children. He has travelled extensively in Asia, the Americas and Japan and speaks market-place Indonesian with some fluency. He lives in Brisbane with his partner and two blue heelers. More by Warwick Newnham 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.