About Overland

Overland 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 2018, 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 experimenting with form, 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.

2019 contributor rates 


For the online magazine

Articles: $120.


For the print magazine

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


Please note

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – and the magazine would not exist without its subscribers. For that reason, the editors prioritise submissions by subscribers.

You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45

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.


2019 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 $45. If 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.

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form to pitch an article for publication.


Pitching to Overland

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. 

In 2019, contributors to the online magazine are paid $120 per article.

 

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45

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.

Pitching to Overland

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. 

In 2019, contributors to the online magazine are paid $120 per article. 


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45, or in the form below.

*Regarding the payment options below: only fill this section out if you wish to subscribe to the magazine.

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for ficiton submissions for the print magazine.


Payment for stories published in the edition is $500.

Kindly note: due to the number of submissions our editors receive, we ask that writers submit no more than 2 stories for consideration for this edition.


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45, on our website

If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber below. 


Payment for stories published in the edition is $500.

Kindly note: due to the number of submissions our editors receive, we ask that writers submit no more than 2 stories for consideration for this edition.


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45, or in the form below.  

Regarding the payment options below: only fill this section out if you wish to subscribe to the magazine.

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions of articles for the online magazine.

 

About Overland’s online magazine

Overland publishes a daily nonfiction magazine of literary, political and cultural analysis and polemic. While the magazine is eclectic, the online format generally favours short, punchy and topical articles. The rate for online articles is $120.

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45, on our website.
 

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. 

 

About Overland’s online magazine

Overland publishes a daily nonfiction magazine of literary, political and cultural analysis and polemic. While the magazine is eclectic, the online format generally favours short, punchy and topical articles. The rate for online articles is $120. 


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45, or in the form below.

Regarding the payment options below: only fill this section out if you wish to subscribe to the magazine.

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for essay submissions for the print magazine.

  

About the essays in Overland’s print magazine

The print edition of Overland publishes essays, polemics and other hard-hitting articles with a strong cultural or political analysis. As a quarterly, it cannot carry news articles or other content that will date quickly. Because space in the print edition is necessarily limited, material submitted in this category must justify its inclusion on the basis of originality, style, theoretical profundity or similar basis –it must, in short, stand the test of time. Academic articles may be refereed but Overland is a generalist publication and discourages specialist or narrowly scholastic submissions. Overland does not impose formal word limits but potential contributors should be aware that space limitations make longer pieces harder to accept.

The standard payment for nonfiction print essays is $500. Editor: Jacinda Woodhead.  

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

  

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45, on our website.

If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions. Though submissions by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber below.

About the essays in Overland’s print magazine

The print edition of Overland publishes essays, polemics and other hard-hitting articles with a strong cultural or political analysis. As a quarterly, it cannot carry news articles or other content that will date quickly. Because space in the print edition is necessarily limited, material submitted in this category must justify its inclusion on the basis of originality, style, theoretical profundity or similar basis –it must, in short, stand the test of time. Academic articles may be refereed but Overland is a generalist publication and discourages specialist or narrowly scholastic submissions. Overland does not impose formal word limits but potential contributors should be aware that space limitations make longer pieces harder to accept.

The standard payment for nonfiction print essays is $500. Editor: Jacinda Woodhead.  

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

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45, or in the form below. 

Regarding the payment options below: only fill this section out if you wish to subscribe to the magazine.

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for poetry submissions to the print quarterly. 

  

About the poetry in Overland’s print magazine

Overland publishes emerging, politically engaged poets, printing their work alongside more established national and international progressive contemporaries. The payment for poems published in the print journal is $150 per poem. Poetry editor: Toby Fitch.

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. 

*We particularly encourage submissions from women writers of colour.  

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription, which start at $45, on our website

If you do not have a current subscription to Overland, use this form for submissions. Though submissions by non-subscribers will be read, those by subscribers will be prioritised. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber below.  


About the poetry in Overland’s print magazine

Overland publishes emerging, politically engaged poets, printing their work alongside more established national and international progressive contemporaries. The payment for poems published in the print journal is $150 per poem. Poetry editor: Toby Fitch.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. *We particularly encourage submissions from women writers of colour.  

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45, or in the form below.

Regarding the payment options below: only fill this section out if you wish to subscribe to the magazine.

If you are a current Overland subscriber, use this form to submit fiction for our next special fiction issue.


About the speculative alternatives edition

Overland is seeking fiction submissions for a special online edition themed around the future(s) you would manifest, to be guest edited by Eda Gunaydin:

José Esteban Muñoz encourages us to understand utopias as horizons: something off in the distance, here-but-not-here, or not-here-yet. He says that to access a utopic future, ‘we may need to squint, to strain our vision and force it to see otherwise.’ For me, that’s fiction’s role: to provide a moment of consolation from the here-and-now. But also a tool for imagining better futures and, in doing so, making them possible.

For this special online fiction issue of Overland, I am calling for speculative alternatives to the oppressions that structure our lives. Science fiction, hard and soft; futurist fiction; queer fiction; decolonial and de-carceral fiction; even autofiction that writes you into the future. Work which transcends the pessimism of the present. Happy endings are not mandatory – a utopia need not be sickly sweet or banal.

Which is the future you would manifest, if you could? Go to that place, and bring back a story, one which forces us to see otherwise.

Contributors for this edition will be paid $150 per story.


About the guest editor

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian writer and researcher, interested in class, relationality and diaspora. She is the current University of Melbourne Australian Centre Dinny O’Hearn Fellow. You can find her work in Meanjin, Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted Brow and others. edagunaydin.com
 

Submission details

Submissions close 11.59pm, Monday 15 July. The special issue will be available online in mid to late August. 

Stories can run from flash fiction to longer short stories, but the maximum word length for submissions is 4000 words.

Kindly note: writers may submit no more than two stories for consideration for this special issue.

 

About the speculative alternatives edition

Overland is seeking fiction submissions for a special online edition themed around the future(s) you would manifest, to be guest edited by Eda Gunaydin:

José Esteban Muñoz encourages us to understand utopias as horizons: something off in the distance, here-but-not-here, or not-here-yet. He says that to access a utopic future, ‘we may need to squint, to strain our vision and force it to see otherwise.’ For me, that’s fiction’s role: to provide a moment of consolation from the here-and-now. But also a tool for imagining better futures and, in doing so, making them possible.

For this special online fiction issue of Overland, I am calling for speculative alternatives to the oppressions that structure our lives. Science fiction, hard and soft; futurist fiction; queer fiction; decolonial and de-carceral fiction; even autofiction that writes you into the future. Work which transcends the pessimism of the present. Happy endings are not mandatory – a utopia need not be sickly sweet or banal.

Which is the future you would manifest, if you could? Go to that place, and bring back a story, one which forces us to see otherwise.

Contributors for this edition will be paid $150 per story.
 

About the guest editor

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian writer and researcher, interested in class, relationality and diaspora. She is the current University of Melbourne Australian Centre Dinny O’Hearn Fellow. You can find her work in Meanjin, Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted Brow and others. edagunaydin.com 


Submission details

Submissions close 11.59pm, Monday 15 July. The special issue will be available online in mid to late August. Stories can run from flash fiction to longer short stories, but the maximum word length for submissions is 4000 words.Kindly note: writers may submit no more than two stories for consideration for this special issue.


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.  



*Regarding the payment options below
Only fill this section out if you wish to subscribe to the magazine.

If you are not a current Overland subscriber, use this page to submit your story to 2019 Fair Australia Prize. 


About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.  
 

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this page to submit your story to the 2019 Fair Australia Prize.

 

About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.    
 

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this page to submit your poem to the 2019 Fair Australia Prize.
 

About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.


About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.     

If you are not a current Overland subscriber, use this page to submit your poem to 2019 Fair Australia Prize. 

About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free. 

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November. Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.     

If you are not a current Overland subscriber, use this page to submit your artwork to 2019 Fair Australia Prize. 


About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.   


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free. 

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November. Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.
 

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.  
 

If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this page to submit your artwork to the 2019 Fair Australia Prize.
 

About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.     

 If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this page to submit your essay to the 2018 Fair Australia Prize.  
 

About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)

Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.   

   

Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.

About subscribing to Overland

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 If you are not a current Overland subscriber, use this page to submit your essay to 2019 Fair Australia Prize.  


About the Fair Australia Prize

2019 theme: strike!

In an era of increasing economic inequality and social alienation, community-building, collective political action and workers’ unions are more vital than ever.

How does money, time, and power alter our daily lives, limiting some while others rise to the ‘top’? In our work, our lives, and our communities, how should things be? How might we change our collective future?

The Fair Australia prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to explore these questions. We want artists and writers to be part of setting a new agenda.

The Fair Australia Prize is made up of 10 smaller prizes:

  • 5 x $3000 prizes
  • 3 x $1000 union member prizes (NUW, MEAA and the NTEU), and
  • 2 x $1000 youth prizes (sponsored by Maurice Blackburn)


There are prizes in the following categories:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • best overall entry by a migrant writer, artist or worker* (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 18 and under (in any category)
  • best overall youth entry – 19 to 30 (in any category)
  • three best member entries in any category (for NUW, MEAA and NTEU members only)


Winning entries will be published in a special Fair Australia supplement in Overland 237, to be launched in Melbourne in early December.

*Youths, migrant workers and artists, and members of the NUW, MEAA and/or NTEU kindly note: there is no separate category for your entries. Instead, simply tick the box that asks how you identify or if you are a union member on the form below.   


Submission details

Entry to the Fair Australia Prize is free.

Entries for the prize close 11.59 pm Monday 5 August 2019. The shortlist and winners will be announced at overland.org.au in November.

Please ensure you have read the competition guidelines before submitting.

About subscribing to Overland

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of publishing ideas and voices often excluded from mainstream media and publishing outlets – but it would not exist without its subscribers. You can help support Overland by taking out an annual subscription on our website, which start at $45.     

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