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Subscriberthon 2017

Subscriberthon Day One: Early birds catch many prizes!

Subscriberthon 2017 is here! So many marvellous prizes to be won – and a splendid magazine to support!

Anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates over the next week goes into the draw to win some spectacular prizes, including holidays, bikes, Nintendos, original artworks, locally roasted coffee, wine, workshops – and piles of books and subscriptions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Subscriberthon 2016

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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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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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 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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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)?