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Book Launch: Aukati – Boundary Lines

2.30pm Saturday 2 September
Beer DeLuxe, Fed Square, Melbourne

Join award-winning writer and Overland fiction reviewer Michalia Arathimos as she launches her debut novel, Aukati: Boundary Line.

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Final results of the 2017 VU Short Story Prize

Overland, Victoria University and this year’s four judges – Frank Moorhouse, Enza Gandalfo, Ian See and Rachael McGuirk – are very pleased to announce the winners of the Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers.

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The 2017 Overland Writer’s Residency

The Overland Writer’s Residency, supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is an initiative aimed at addressing a lack of opportunities for under-represented writers. Following the success of Overland’s inaugural Writers’ Residency in 2016, this year’s residency will be open to Indigenous writers at any stage of their writing career. Applications close Sunday 24 September, 2017.

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Overland at Melbourne Writers Festival

2.30pm Friday 1 September
ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square, Melbourne

Will democracy win? Join Overland’s editor Jacinda Woodhead in conversation with Tony Birch, Jeff Sparrow and Micah White at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival.

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Shortlist for the 2017 VU Short Story Prize

Overland and Victoria University are pleased to announce that the four judges of this year’s Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers – author Frank Moorhouse, UQP editor Ian See, writer and academic Enza Gandalfo and Overland’s Rachael McGuirk – have reduced this year’s 800 entries to a shortlist of ten stories.

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Launch of Unbreakable, a new feminist anthology

From 6pm, Monday 24 July
Readings Hawthorn

A new anthology reflecting on violence against women. Editor Jane Caro will launch the book alongside readings from and discussions with contributors Rebecca Lim and Overland editor Jacinda Woodhead.

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Dystopia on film: an Overland-MIFF panel

6.30pm, Thursday 17 August
The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-fi retrospective and looking at how cinema harnesses contemporary anxieties to show us where we might be headed, some of the best minds around dissect the darker corners of the future in this panel discussion about Dystopia on Film.

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Sci-fi marathon at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Screening of Dead-End Drive-In
From 9.30pm, Saturday 12 August at The Astor, Melbourne

In the spring issue of 1972, Overland published the short story ‘Crabs’ by then little-known writer from Bacchus Marsh, Peter Carey. In 1986, ‘Crabs’ was made into the film, Dead End Drive-In. To celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of the story, Overland has teamed up with the Melbourne International Film Festival.

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The 2017 Fair Australia Prize

This $20,000 prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for Australia. Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 229, to be launched in Melbourne in early December. Entry is free.

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Overland at NonfictioNOW

10.15am, Friday 2 June
University of Iceland, Reykjavik

For our friends in Iceland and those attending the 2017 NonfictionNOW Conference in ReykJavik, Overland’s editor Jacinda Woodhead will explore publishing with a purpose in a world of lightning-paced content, with guests Sam Cooney, Björn Larsson and Guðmundur Andri Thorsson.

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Looking for fiction for a special winter issue

Overland is seeking fiction that tells writers’ own stories for a special online edition. Send us your works of identity, perception, perspective, and reality – and everything in between. Guest edited by Anna Spargo-Ryan.

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Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers: the shortlist

Now in its fourth year, the Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia. Sponsored by the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College, the prize alternates each year between fiction and poetry; this year’s prize is for the best short story (up to 3000 words) by an Indigenous writer under 30.

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International Women’s Day with VU’s Women’s Collective

When: 5.30pm–9pm, 7 March
Where: VUSU Lounge, Footscray Park Campus, Victoria University

To mark this International Women’s Day, the Victoria University Women’s Collective is hosting a panel discussion to explore violence against women and its intersection with racial inequality.

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Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize: the 2016 shortlist

The three judges for this year’s competition – Stephanie Bishop, Aviva Tuffield and Tony Wheeler – have finished their blind judging and deliberation, and decided on a shortlist of nine outstanding stories with varying approaches to the theme.

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The results of the 2016 Judith Wright Poetry Prize

For the first time in its history, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has resulted in a tie; as such, the prize money for this year’s first and second place will be combined, and split evenly between the two poems that have placed equal first.

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We need a guest fiction editor

Every year, Overland publishes several online editions showcasing work by new and emerging writers. An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on one of these online fiction editions, to be published in June 2017.

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Ahoy there new writers! We want your fiction!

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition. For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes writers at various early-career stages, from previously unpublished to no more than one collection of stories or a novel published.

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Subscriberthon 2016

Subscriberthon Day Six: It’s hard to write

It’s hard to be a writer, and even harder to be an emerging writer. It can be lonely, atomising and there’s not a great deal of support. One of the real difficulties new writers face is where they can publish their work.

But at Overland, we don’t just love you when you’re famous.

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2016 Story Wine Prize: the shortlist

We received more than 500 entries in the third year of the Overland Story Wine Prize, the calibre of which greatly impressed our three judges – award-winning writer and screenwriter Michelle Law, novelist and winner of the 2015 Stella Prize Emily Bitto, and winner of the 2015 Overland Story Wine Prize, Melissa Manning.

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Subscriberthon 2016

Subscriberthon Day Four: Maintain dissent

Since 1954, Overland has been a space for making progressive, political cases about moments big and small – Overland argued against the Vietnam War and military intervention in Iraq; and argued for the importance of movements such as the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, S11 and Black Lives Matter. In Overland you find ideas unpopular with the political classes, and stances not taken in other publications.

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Subscriberthon 2016

Subscriberthon Weekend: Time to dive in!

Start the weekend on a high note with this prize for music and poetry lovers. Remember, anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates over the next week goes into the draw to win some spectacular prizes, including a holiday to Ubud, original artworks, locally roasted coffee, wine, workshops – and piles of books and subscriptions.

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Day One: Subscriberthon 2016 takes off!

Overland’s annual Subscriberthon is taking off once more! Anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates over the next week goes into the draw to win some spectacular prizes, including a holiday to Ubud, original artworks, locally roasted coffee, wine, workshops – and piles of books and subscriptions.

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Shortlist for the 2016 VU Short Story Prize

Overland and Victoria University are pleased to announce that the three judges of this year’s Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers – Overland fiction editor Jennifer Mills, Overland editor Jacinda Woodhead and Victoria University’s Alison Whan – have reduced this year’s 500 entries to a shortlist of fourteen stories.

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Melbourne poetry launch: Toby Fitch and Chris Edwards

Vagabond Double Launch (Melbourne)
5pm, Saturday 18 June, The Alderman (Brunswick East)

Come celebrate the Melbourne Vagabond Double Launch of The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau by Overland poetry editor Toby Fitch and O Sonata by Chris Edwards.

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Overland at EWF

Overland events at the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival
Wednesday 15 June—Friday 24 June, Melbourne

Pushing the literary form, baring literary jealousy and pitching literary work. Featuring Overland editors Jacinda Woodhead, Stephanie Convery and Toby Fitch, and website producer Benjamin Laird.

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The 2017 Fair Australia Prize

This $20,000 prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for Australia. Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 225, to be launched in Melbourne in early December. Entry is free.

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2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize: judges’ report

But really, isn’t nurturing the penniless avant-garde something we should all embrace? If we sincerely believe in the great life of the imagination, the radiant promise of its daily emergence in literature, music, art, and film, and in deep reflection and complex thought – all those inalienable horizons to being truly human – then we should also step-up and protect the imagination from the many equally great forces that humanity casts against it daily.

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Shortlist for the first Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

The three judges for the first year of the competition – Alice Pung, Ellen van Neerven and Stephanie Convery – have now finished their blind judging and deliberation, and decided on a shortlist of eight outstanding stories with varying approaches to the theme, ‘travel’.

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Callout: guest fiction editor

Every year, Overland publishes several online editions showcasing work by new and emerging writers. An opportunity exists for an emerging editor to work on one of these online fiction editions, to be published in August 2016.

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Seeking a publicity expert

About the position: The Overland publicity officer will work primarily with the editorial team to assist in promoting Overland’s ongoing program of events, including print editions, the online magazine, special editions, events, launches, competitions and the annual Subscriberthon.

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2015 Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlist

In its ninth year, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize continues to attract hundreds of outstanding new poetic works from across Australia and New Zealand. Now, Overland’s retiring poetry editor Peter Minter and Overland’s new poetry editor Toby Fitch have finished blind judging the competition and, after deliberation, have selected a shortlist of eight poems.

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Subscriberthon Day Seven: Penultimatum!

Overland has readers all across Australia, and this year, we’ve got a fantastic collection of regional prizes, including theatre tickets, writers’ centre memberships, coffee, gift vouchers, and of course, books, books, books! There’s one prize for every state in Australia. We’ve also got a special prize set aside for our New Zealand subscribers, too.

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Subscriberthon Weekend: Good sports

Subscriberthon is Overland’s annual celebration of progressive writing, culture and all things literary. We’re inviting you to join us in declaring your love for local literary culture, and to support the magazine by taking out a subscription.

So, what’s on your weekend reading list?

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Subscriberthon Day Three: We ♥ Local Literary Culture

If you care about writing and ideas as much as we do, you know how important it is to maintain a healthy literary ecosystem. Literary journals are a fundamental part of writing and publishing in Australia. They encourage dialogue about literature and culture, provide a nurturing space for new and emerging writers, and providing crucial opportunities for experimentation in form and aesthetics.

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Subscriberthon Day Two: For emerging writers and policy wonks

At Overland, we believe in the democratisation of politics and culture. We believe that the loudest voices shouldn’t be those with the most money or the strongest corporate support. We believe that alternative media and voices are crucial to keeping art, culture, and politics accessible, innovative and accountable.

Part of that mandate is developing a strong culture of support for emerging writers.

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Subscriberthon Day One: Bibliotherapy

Subscriberthon is Overland’s annual celebration of progressive writing, culture and all things literary. We’re inviting you to join us in declaring your love for local literary culture, and to support the magazine by taking out a subscription.

To sweeten the deal, we’ve put together an amazing range of prizes donated by our generous supporters and sponsors.

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2015 Story Wine Prize: the winners

The stories that stood out in this year’s competition, especially those on the shortlist, note judges Alicia Sometimes, Clare Strahan and Leah Swann, honed in on a moment or mood ‘with precision and attention to the finest, evocative detail’.

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2015 Story Wine Prize: the shortlist

After reading the entries blind, the judges have selected a shortlist of eight outstanding stories. The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and be published on the label of a bottle of Story Wine, as well as in Overland’s print magazine. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online, and on the labels of different Story Wines vintages. Winners will be announced next week.

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Overland is launching at MWF 2015

Overland is very pleased to be launching our upcoming issue at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival. We’re also very excited to host journalist, contributing editor of the New Statesman and editor-at-large of The New Inquiry Laurie Penny, who will join NUW’s Tim Kennedy and playwright and Guardian columnist Van Badham in conversation with Overland editor Jacinda Woodhead to imagine the possibilities for a changed society.

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Announcing the winners of the Fair Australia Prize

Overland and the National Union of Workers are very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Fair Australia Prize, all of whom will be published in Overland 220, a special extended edition to be launched in Melbourne in late August.

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VU Short Story Prize now open!

The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers is now open. This year, the competition will be judged by writer Nam Le, writer and academic Natalie Kon-yu and Overland‘s Jacinda Woodhead.

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The Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize shortlist

What does a fair Australia look like, and how do we get there? The Fair Australia Prize asked writers and artists to engage with these questions and imagine a new political agenda for Australia through fiction, essays, poetry and illustrations. Overland…

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Overland in Aotearoa / New Zealand

5:30pm Thursday 4 June
Vic Books (Kelburn Campus), Wellington
Come celebrate Overland‘s first-ever edition dedicated exclusively to the work of some of their closest writerly neighbours. Guest edited by Giovanni Tiso, Jolisa Gracewood and Robert Sullivan.

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Overland drinks in the Metropolis

Following a stimulating day at a writers’ festival, what could be more appealing than an after-hours soiree at Metropolis Books, located in the Art Noveau-styled Curtin House (former home to the Communist Party of Australia)?

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We want your fiction

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be curated by Rachel Hennessy. For this special edition, ‘new and emerging’ describes a writer who has not yet published a book of stories or novel with commercial distribution. Online contributors for this edition will be paid $120 per story.

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2014 Poetry Prize shortlist

Since 2007, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize has been Australia’s richest competition for new and emerging poets. This year again the competition attracted hundreds of high-calibre entries.

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Calling emerging writers

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be curated by Khalid Warsame. Khalid is a Brisbane-based writer of essays, short stories, memoir and screenplays, who occasionally produces and directs short films.

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Aotearoa / New Zealand edition of Overland

In May of next year, Overland is publishing an issue showcasing the work of some of our closest writerly neighbours: those residing in Aotearoa / New Zealand. This special edition will be guest edited by long-time Overland contributor and columnist Giovanni Tiso, with Jolisa Gracewood editing the fiction and Robert Sullivan editing the poetry.

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Winners from Day Six

The following subscribers from Day 6 have won prizes. If you subscribed then and your name is not among them, don’t despair! The major prizes have not yet been drawn.

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Shortlist for the 2014 Short Story Prize

The judges – Overland editor Jeff Sparrow, fiction editor Jennifer Mills, deputy editor Jacinda Woodhead, and Victoria University academic and writer Jenny Lee – have finally decided on a shortlist of thirteen stories.

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The 2014 Poetry Prize

The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets, the richest prize in Australia for emerging poets, is now open.

The 2014 major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winning poems will also be published in Overland.

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Shortlist for the Story Wine Prize

We received around 400 entries for our inaugural Story Wine Prize. The three judges – novelist and Overland contributing editor Clare Strahan, wine writer and critic Campbell Mattinson, and short story writer and novelist Paddy O’Reilly – said they found the stories to be clever and diverse, and of a high standard overall.

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Your fiction: we want it!

Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition to be guest edited by editor and Overland fiction reader, Kate Goldsworthy. Kate has worked for Black Inc, Random House, Allen & Unwin and many other publishing houses.

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Pinging all electronic poets

Overland is again seeking digital-born poetry, electronic poetry, poetry in programmable media and codeworks: a poetry that isn’t merely published online but one that is informed, shaped or built by the culture and technology of the programmable machine and the network.

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The 2014 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize

The competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction by new writers across Australia and New Zealand. With a $6000 first prize and two runner-up prizes of $1000, the award is the most lucrative of its kind in both countries. All three winning stories will also be published in Overland magazine.

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The Overland Story Wine Prize

Welcome to the Overland Story Wine Prize. The competition aims to discover the finest in original short fiction under a thousand words. The winning story will receive a $3000 first prize and will be published on the label of a Story Wines shiraz, as well as in Overland. Two runners-up will each receive $500.