Overland 252 brings together the work of many, including writer Vivian Blaxell, Australian-Palestinian writer and educator Micaela Sahhar, and Greek-Australian anarchist poet π. o., to offer up fictional, poetic and scholarly reflections on place, resistance, memory, desire and activism—inherently political themes that have always concerned Overland writers and its readers. You'll also find new poetry from Eileen Chong, Emma Simington, Niko Chłopicki and Jini Maxwell, as well as new short fiction from Andrew Roff, Pierce Wilcox, Dorell Ben, plus loads more.
Overland relies on its subscribers for survival. For that reason, the editors prioritise submissions by subscribers. While all work will be read, we cannot guarantee response times to submissions by non-subscribers. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber.
Overland is a quarterly print journal (publishing essays, stories and poetry) and an online magazine, publishing non-fiction articles regularly each week. Overland also occasionally publishes special online editions of fiction and poetry. Those wishing to submit material are strongly urged to familiarise themselves with Overland and its various projects. Overland will not – except in special circumstances – accept submissions that have been previously published elsewhere, including on the internet.
Overland has a proud history of publishing underrepresented writers and promoting manifold voices. We are especially keen on receiving submissions from women writers of colour in all areas – fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art.
Writers wishing to submit articles to the online magazine should look at our pitch page. This lists the topics we would particularly like to cover and provides a mechanism through which writers can pitch articles on these and other subjects. Please note that we only accept personal essays and creative non-fiction for the online magazine if it is directly and consistently linked to political concerns. Please note: if you are pitching an already-written piece, it’s best to just send us the draft to consider.
We ask all authors to submit their work via Submittable, an electronic submission manager. This facility allows authors to track the progress of their submission. It does require the creation of an account but this process is very simple.
Overland endeavours to reply to submissions as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the quantity received means that the process can take time and we ask contributors for patience.
Rates for articles in the online magazine – $150 (plus superannuation for ABN holders and GST when applicable).
Rates for the print magazine: fiction and essays – $500; poems – $150 (plus superannuation for ABN holders and GST when applicable).
Overland pays contributors upon publication. If your piece has recently appeared in print or online, you can submit your invoice via this Submittable link.
Overland believes that freelance contributors are an integral part of our business. As such, we are proud to become the first publishers to sign onto the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Freelance Charter, which affirms the rights and protections of freelance contributors. Find out more about the campaign to support freelance writers here.
Completed articles and poems should be submitted in the relevant category below.
Fiction, from Australia and New Zealand only, and 3000 words or less, should be submitted via the category below.
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What we’re after Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for its online magazine. We update the pitch page with subjects that seem interesting – though we consider pitches on any topics. Most of all, we’re looking for thoughtful, provocative and argumentative articles, pieces that will provoke discussion and debate. You can pitch to us on one of the topics […]
For the online magazine Overland publishes a nonfiction magazine of literary, political and cultural analysis and polemic. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed. While the magazine is eclectic, the online format generally favours short, punchy and topical articles. The rate for online articles is $150. Editors: Giovanni Tiso, Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk. Note: While we have tremendous respect […]
For the print magazine Overland publishes fiction by new and diverse writers (and some established authors) with a focus on work that is politically engaged, intellectually challenging and inventive, across a range of genres and styles. We actively look for new work from emerging writers in regional Australia. The payment for stories published in the print journal […]
For print Overland publishes emerging, politically engaged poets, printing their work alongside more established national and international progressive contemporaries. The payment for poems published in the print journal is $150 per poem. Poetry editor: Toby Fitch. Submission note: due to the number of submissions Overland receives, we ask that poets submit no more than 3 poems per quarter. We also […]
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