Fiction submissions

For the print magazine

Overland publishes fiction by new and diverse writers (as well as some established authors) with a focus on work that is politically engaged, intellectually challenging and emotionally charged, 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 is $500. Fiction editor: Claire Corbett.

Kindly note

1. Due to the number of submissions our editors and volunteer readers receive, we ask that writers submit no more than 2 stories for consideration per quarter.

2. We are currently only accepting fiction submissions from writers living and/or working in or around Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. We are not accepting short fiction from other international writers for the print magazine at this time.

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For online

Overland publishes two or three special online fiction issues each year, curated by emerging editors and featuring the work of emerging, and occasionally established, writers. Contributors are paid $150 per story for the online issues. Stay tuned for the next special issue.



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