About Overland

Overland – Australia’s only radical literary magazine – has been showcasing brilliant and progressive fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art since 1954. The magazine has published some of Australia’s most iconic voices, and continues to give space to underrepresented voices and brand-new literary talent every single day.

In 2017, Overland is a quarterly print journal (publishing essays, stories and poetry) and an online magazine, publishing nonfiction articles each week day. Overland also publishes special online editions of fiction and poetry, hosts events and debates, and runs a writing residency and a series of literary competitions. 

Overland has a proud history of publishing dissenting articles and gives a voice to the experiences that are excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets. The magazine has been part of an ongoing attempt to document lesser-known stories and histories, dissect media hysteria and dishonesty, debunk the populist hype of politicians, give a voice to those whose stories are otherwise marginalised, misrepresented or ignored, and point public debate in alternative directions.


2017 contributor rates 

For the online magazine

Articles: $120.

For the print magazine

Fiction: $500; essays: $500; poetry: $150.


Overland relies on its subscribers for survival. For that reason, the editors prioritise submissions by subscribers. While all work will be read, we cannot guarantee response times to submissions by non-subscribers. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber.

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form to pitch an article for publication.

Please explain your proposed article in 50 words or so. What will your piece be about and why are you the person to write it? How will your article be different from other writing on the subject? When will you be able to send the finished piece? Make sure that your deadline is realistic – if we accept your pitch, we are committing to publishing the article only so long as we receive publishable copy by the specified time and date.

If you can provide links to examples of your writing (whether in other publications or on your own site), please do so. 


Note, as of 2017, contributors to the online magazine are paid $120 per article.

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form to pitch ideas for articles. Though pitches by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can help support Overland by becoming a subscriber.

Please explain your proposed article in 50 words or so. What will your piece be about and why are you the person to write it? How will your article be different from other writing on the subject? When will you be able to send the finished piece? Make sure that your deadline is realistic – if we accept your pitch, we are committing to publishing the article only so long as we receive publishable copy by the specified time and date.

If you can provide links to examples of your writing (whether in other publications or on your own site), please do so. 

 

Note, as of 2017, contributors to the online magazine are paid $120 per article.


Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of essays. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.


Overland does not impose formal word limits but potential contributors should be aware that space limitations make longer pieces harder to accept.


We particularly encourage submissions from women writers, activists and academics. 

(Scholarly articles can be refereed upon request.)

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of stories. Though submissions by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.
Scholarly articles are refereed.

Editor: Jennifer Mills.
Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of stories. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.
Overland does not impose formal word limits but potential contributors should be aware that space limitations make longer pieces harder to accept.

Editor: Jennifer Mills.
Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of stories. Though submissions by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of articles for the online magazine.

Online articles will appear at www.overland.org.au and may be republished elsewhere.
 

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of articles for the online magazine. Though submissions by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.
 

Poetry editor: Toby Fitch.
Overland publishes emerging, politically engaged poets, printing their work alongside more established national and international progressive contemporaries. The contributors' budget varies but the minimum payment for poems published in the print journal is $100. The payment rate for poems published online may be different.

Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of poetry. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.

Submission note: due to the number of submissions Overland receives, we ask that poets submit no more than 3 poems per quarter. We also ask that multiple poems be submitted in a single Word document or PDF.

Poetry editor: Toby Fitch.

Overland publishes emerging, politically engaged poets, printing their work alongside more established national and international progressive contemporaries. The contributors' budget varies but the minimum payment for poems published in the print journal is $100. The payment rate for poems published online may be different.

Submission note: due to the number of submissions Overland receives, we ask that poets submit no more than 3 poems per quarter. We also ask that multiple poems be submitted in a single Word document or PDF.


Overland would not exist without its subscribers. If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of poetry. Though submissions by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can support Overland and become a subscriber here.

Invoicing Overland

Overland pays contributors upon publication. If one of your pieces has recently appeared in our print or online magazines, this is the place to submit your invoice. Invoices should include your name, address, ABN and bank account details. Sample invoices can be downloaded here. 

*If you do not have an ABN, you will also need to submit a Statement by Supplier form.

**Overseas contributors are not required to submit an ABN (Australian Business Number). However, please ensure to include all the relevant international banking details on your invoice.


2017 contributor rates 

For the online magazine

Articles: $120.

For the print magazine

Fiction: $500; essays: $500; poetry: $150.

 

We process invoices each week on a Tuesday. If it's been a couple of weeks and you haven't heard anything, you can follow up the status of your invoice by sending a query to overland@vu.edu.au


On another financial note, Overland would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45If you're feeling even more generous, remember that Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets. Contributors are welcome to donate their fees back to the magazine. If you'd like to do this, please let us know.

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If you are a current Overland subscriber, use this form to enter the Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

The prize

Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the OverlandJudith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name. It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world.

In 2017, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in the first issue of Overland’s print magazine of 2018.

Details

Competition closes 11.59 pm, 26 November 2017. Please read the entry guidelines below before submitting.

You may also be interested to read last year’s judging notes and winning poems.

The judges

To be announced shortly.

Entry conditions

Major prize: $6000
Second prize: $2000
Third prize: $1000

All three finalists will be published in Overland 230, autumn 2018.

  1. The award is open to poets who have had no more than one solo collection of their work commercially published: that is, by a publishing house with commercial distribution.
  2. The prize is open to Australian and international writers.
  3. Poems must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  4. Poems that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  5. The winning poems will be published in Overland.
  6. All submitted poems may also be considered for publication in Overland.
  7. Entries must be submitted electronically via the Overland submittable system.
  8. An entry fee of $12 for Overland subscribers and $20 for non-subscribers will be charged. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $56.
  9. The name of the poet must not appear on the manuscript (including the header or footer) since all poems will be considered anonymously.
  10. Poems must be no more than 80 lines.
  11. Multiple entries are permitted, though a separate fee applies to each poem.
  12. Please ensure you are satisfied with your poem before submitting. Poems that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.
  13. The competition closes 11.59pm, Sunday 26 November 2017.
  14. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  15. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter.
  16. Winners will be announced in February 2018. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.

 

Ends in 6 days, 12 hours $20.00
$20.00

Now open

If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form to enter the Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

By the way, Overland subscribers can enter the competition at a special subscriber rate. If you’d like to take out a year’s subscription and enter the competition for just $56, visit the Overland shop.

The prize

Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the OverlandJudith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name. It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world.

In 2017, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in the first issue of Overland’s print magazine of 2018.

Details

Competition closes 11.59 pm, 26 November 2017. Please read the entry guidelines below before submitting.

You may also be interested to read last year’s judging notes and winning poems.

The judges

To be announced shortly.

Entry conditions

Major prize: $6000
Second prize: $2000
Third prize: $1000

All three finalists will be published in Overland 230, autumn 2018.

  1. The award is open to poets who have had no more than one solo collection of their work commercially published: that is, by a publishing house with commercial distribution.
  2. The prize is open to Australian and international writers.
  3. Poems must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  4. Poems that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  5. The winning poems will be published in Overland.
  6. All submitted poems may also be considered for publication in Overland.
  7. Entries must be submitted electronically via the Overland submittable system.
  8. An entry fee of $12 for Overland subscribers and $20 for non-subscribers will be charged. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $56.
  9. The name of the poet must not appear on the manuscript (including the header or footer) since all poems will be considered anonymously.
  10. Poems must be no more than 80 lines.
  11. Multiple entries are permitted, though a separate fee applies to each poem.
  12. Please ensure you are satisfied with your poem before submitting. Poems that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.
  13. The competition closes 11.59pm, Sunday 26 November 2017.
  14. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  15. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter.
  16. Winners will be announced in February 2018. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.

 

Now open

If you have just taken out a subscription to Overland, use this form to enter the Judith Wright Poetry Prize.

The prize

Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the OverlandJudith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks outstanding poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name. It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world.

In 2017, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in the first issue of Overland’s print magazine of 2018.

Details

Competition closes 11.59 pm, 26 November 2017. Please read the entry guidelines below before submitting.

You may also be interested to read last year’s judging notes and winning poems.

The judges

To be announced shortly.

Entry conditions

Major prize: $6000
Second prize: $2000
Third prize: $1000

All three finalists will be published in Overland 230, autumn 2018.

  1. The award is open to poets who have had no more than one solo collection of their work commercially published: that is, by a publishing house with commercial distribution.
  2. The prize is open to Australian and international writers.
  3. Poems must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  4. Poems that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  5. The winning poems will be published in Overland.
  6. All submitted poems may also be considered for publication in Overland.
  7. Entries must be submitted electronically via the Overland submittable system.
  8. An entry fee of $12 for Overland subscribers and $20 for non-subscribers will be charged. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $56.
  9. The name of the poet must not appear on the manuscript (including the header or footer) since all poems will be considered anonymously.
  10. Poems must be no more than 80 lines.
  11. Multiple entries are permitted, though a separate fee applies to each poem.
  12. Please ensure you are satisfied with your poem before submitting. Poems that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.
  13. The competition closes 11.59pm, Sunday 26 November 2017.
  14. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  15. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter.
  16. Winners will be announced in February 2018. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.
$12.00

Now open

If you are a current Overland subscriber, use this form to enter the 2017 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

The prize

Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and publication in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online to coincide with the release of the print magazine.

Details

Competition closes 11.59 pm, 26 November 2017. Please read the entry guidelines below before submitting.

You may also be interested to read previous judges’ notes and winning stories.

The judges

To be announced shortly.

Entry conditions

First place: $4000
Two runner-up prizes of $500 each

The winning story will be published in Overland 230, autumn 2018.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of short fiction written in English, up to 3000 words in length.
  2. Stories must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  3. Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  4. The prize is open to writers nationally and internationally, at any stage of their career.
  5. Submissions will be processed electronically.
  6. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the story will be disqualified.
  7. Multiple entries are acceptable, although each must be entered into the submission system separately and accompanied by the relevant fee.
  8. Each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $56.
  9. The winning story will be published in Overland; runners-up will be published at overland.org.au. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  10. The closing date is 11.59pm, 26 November 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.
  11. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter.
  13. Winners will be announced in February 2018. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.
Ends in 6 days, 12 hours $20.00
$20.00

Now open

If you are not currently an Overland subscriber, use this form to enter the 2017 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

By the way, Overland subscribers can enter the competition at a special subscriber rate. If you’d like to take out a year’s subscription and enter the competition for just $56, visit the Overland shop.

The prize

Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and publication in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online to coincide with the release of the print magazine.

Details

Competition closes 11.59 pm, 26 November 2017. Please read the entry guidelines below before submitting.

You may also be interested to read previous judges’ notes and winning stories.

The judges

To be announced shortly.

Entry conditions

First place: $4000
Two runner-up prizes of $500 each

The winning story will be published in Overland 230, autumn 2018.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of short fiction written in English, up to 3000 words in length.
  2. Stories must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  3. Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  4. The prize is open to writers nationally and internationally, at any stage of their career.
  5. Submissions will be processed electronically.
  6. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the story will be disqualified.
  7. Multiple entries are acceptable, although each must be entered into the submission system separately and accompanied by the relevant fee.
  8. Each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $56.
  9. The winning story will be published in Overland; runners-up will be published at overland.org.au. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  10. The closing date is 11.59pm, 26 November 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.
  11. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter.
  13. Winners will be announced in February 2018. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.

Now open

If you have just taken out a subscription to Overland, use this form to enter the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

The prize

Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.

The winning story will receive a $4000 first prize and publication in Overland’s first print issue for 2018. Two runners-up will each receive $500 and be published at Overland online to coincide with the release of the print magazine. 

Details

Competition closes 11.59 pm, 26 November 2017. Please read the entry guidelines below before submitting.

You may also be interested to read previous judges’ notes and winning stories.

The judges

To be announced shortly.

Entry conditions

First place: $4000
Two runner-up prizes of $500 each

The winning story will be published in Overland 230, autumn 2018.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of short fiction written in English, up to 3000 words in length.
  2. Stories must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  3. Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  4. The prize is open to writers nationally and internationally, at any stage of their career.
  5. Submissions will be processed electronically.
  6. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the story will be disqualified.
  7. Multiple entries are acceptable, although each must be entered into the submission system separately and accompanied by the relevant fee.
  8. Each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers. It is possible to become a subscriber and simultaneously enter the competition at a special price of $56.
  9. The winning story will be published in Overland; runners-up will be published at overland.org.au. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  10. The closing date is 11.59pm, 26 November 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.
  11. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors are eligible to enter.
  13. Winners will be announced in February 2018. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.