Fiction submissions

For print

Kindly note: due to a large volume of submissions, our fiction submissions are currently closed.

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. The payment rate for stories published online may be different. Fiction editor: Jennifer Mills.

*Due to the number of submissions Overland receives, we ask that writers submit no more than 2 stories for consideration per quarter. Please also note that we are not currently accepting novel excerpts.


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.



The Copyright Agency Ltd is authorised to collect charges for photo and electronic copying of published material. Overland distributes money received for copying in the proportion of 80% to authors and 20% to the publisher. Copyright remains the property of the authors.