Catch the Overland rocket to Prizeville

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Announcement
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Events
Subscriberthon 2017

By taking out, renewing or giving an Overland subscription today, you could win:
– today’s ‘Parental leave’ prize
– any of the three Major Prizes
– and/or one of our Regional Prizes
– a good feeling about yourself – and the future of progressive literary culture

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Reflection
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Editing
Writing

What we talk about when we talk about editing

This is very resonant with fiction for me, and something I think many writers neglect to consider deeply: what shape is your story, and why is it made this way? I often reread Ursula Le Guin’s essay, ‘The carrier bag theory of fiction’, which talks about the issue of narrative form as a radical project – and the idea of using the story as a container for something.