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 2020, 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.

2020 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

Now open

If you have just taken out a subscription to Overland, use this form to enter the Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature.

**Please ensure you are satisfied with your piece before submitting. Submissions that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.**


The prize

In 2020 Australian writing lost one of its most treasured leaders and caretakers. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert’s achievements were many; authoring and editing many groundbreaking publications throughout her life. Her mentoring and activism for First Nations storytelling was an incomparable act of generosity and care for future generations.

To pay our respects to Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's legacy, Overland has developed a prize rewarding excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre. As a brilliant storyteller in multiple genres, we feel that this hybridity honours Aunty Reed-Gilbert’s legacy, and that the decision to create new platforms and opportunities during a difficult time for writing and culture, resonates with her tireless commitment towards nurture and mentoring.


Details

This new competition encourages excellent and original works of Australian literature. For the purposes of this prize, literature refers to and includes fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, creative non-fiction, comics or graphic stories, and digital or audio storytelling. Length restrictions are as follows:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay, memoir or creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • comics or graphic stories (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes, please contact overland@overland.org.au to organise submission)

Submissions do not need to be themed. A winner will be awarded the first prize of $5,000, as well as two runner-up prizes of $1,000 each. Where possible all three winners will be published where possible in the autumn issue of Overland. There are no separate prizes for individual categories.


Competition closes 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Please read the entry guidelines below to confirm eligibility.

Guidelines
First place: $5000. Two runner-up prizes of $1000 each.The winning story will be published in Overland 242, autumn 2021.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of Australian literature written in English. For the purposes of this prize, 'Australian' is constituted as a submission authored by a person of Australian residence, nationality, birth, or cultural relation. It includes entrants who are seeking asylum to Australia.
  2. Acceptable forms include fiction (up to 3000 words in length), poetry (up to 88 lines in length), essay or memoir (up to 3000 words in length), creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words in length), comics or graphic stories (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high), digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes). If you wish to enter digital or audio recordings please contact overland@overland.org.au to arrange submission.
  3. One winner and two runner-up pieces will be selected. There are no individual prizes for different literary categories. 
  4. Submissions must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  5. Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  6. Submissions will be processed electronically. Text should be formatted at 1.5 line spacing and a minimum of 12 point font size (unless formally experimental).
  7. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the piece will be disqualified.
  8. Multiple entries are acceptable, although each must be entered into the submission system separately and accompanied by the relevant fee.
  9. In recognition of Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's work and values, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants can submit without fee. Otherwise, each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers.
  10. The winning entries will be published in Overland. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  11. The closing date is 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.
  12. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors and volunteer readers are eligible to enter.
  14. Winners will be announced late February 2021. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.


If you have a current subscription to Overland, use this form to enter the Overland Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature.

**Please ensure you are satisfied with your piece before submitting. Submissions that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.**

The prize

In 2020 Australian writing lost one of its most treasured leaders and caretakers. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert’s achievements were many; authoring and editing many groundbreaking publications throughout her life. Her mentoring and activism for First Nations storytelling was an incomparable act of generosity and care for future generations.

To pay our respects to Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's legacy, Overland has developed a prize rewarding excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre. As a brilliant storyteller in multiple genres, we feel that this hybridity honours Aunty Reed-Gilbert’s legacy, and that the decision to create new platforms and opportunities during a difficult time for writing and culture, resonates with her tireless commitment towards nurture and mentoring.

Details

  • This new competition encourages excellent and original works of Australian literature. For the purposes of this prize, literature refers to and includes fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, creative non-fiction, graphic stories or cartoons, and digital or audio storytelling. Length restrictions are as follows: 
  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay, memoir or creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • graphic stories or cartoons (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes, please contact overland@overland.org.au to organise submission)

Submissions do not need to be themed. A winner will be awarded the first prize of $5,000, as well as two runner-up prizes of $1,000 each. Where possible all three winners will be published in the autumn issue of Overland. There are no separate prizes for individual categories. 


Competition closes 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Please read the entry guidelines below to confirm eligibility.

Guidelines

First place: $5000. Two runner-up prizes of $1000 each.The winning piece will be published in Overland 242, autumn 2021.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of Australian literature written in English. For the purposes of this prize, 'Australian' is constituted as a submission authored by a person of Australian residence, nationality, birth, or cultural relation. It includes entrants who are seeking asylum to Australia.
  2. For the purposes of this prize, 'Australian' is constituted as a submission authored by a person of Australian residence, nationality, birth, or cultural relation. It includes entrants who are seeking asylum to Australia.
  3. Acceptable forms include fiction (up to 3000 words in length), poetry (up to 88 lines in length), essay or memoir (up to 3000 words in length), creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words in length), graphic stories or cartoons (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high), digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes). If you wish to enter digital or audio recordings please contact overland@overland.org.au to arrange submission.
  4. One winner and two runner-up pieces will be selected. There are no individual prizes for different literary categories. 
  5. Submissions must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  6. Works that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  7. Submissions will be processed electronically. Text should be formatted at 1.5 line spacing and a minimum of 12 point font size (unless formally experimental).
  8. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the piece will be disqualified.
  9. Multiple entries are acceptable, although each must be entered into the submission system separately and accompanied by the relevant fee.
  10. In recognition of Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's work and values, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants can submit without fee. Otherwise, each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers.
  11. The winning entries will be published in Overland. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  12. The closing date is 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.
  13. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors and volunteer readers are eligible to enter.
  15. Winners will be announced late February 2021. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.


Now open

Did you know that Overland subscribers enter the competition at a special rate? To enter the competition at the special subscriber rate of $12 and take out a one-year discounted subscription to Overland (includes four print issues and the daily online magazine, invitations to subscriber events, and other opportunities and giveaways), visit the Overland shop.

**Please ensure you are satisfied with your piece before submitting. Submissions that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.**


The prize

In 2020 Australian writing lost one of its most treasured leaders and caretakers. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert’s achievements were many; authoring and editing many groundbreaking publications throughout her life. Her mentoring and activism for First Nations storytelling was an incomparable act of generosity and care for future generations.


To pay our respects to Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's legacy, Overland has developed a prize rewarding excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre. As a brilliant storyteller in multiple genres, we feel that this hybridity honours Aunty Reed-Gilbert’s legacy, and that the decision to create new platforms and opportunities during a difficult time for writing and culture, resonates with her tireless commitment towards nurture and mentoring.


Details

  • This new competition encourages excellent and original works of Australian literature. For the purposes of this prize, literature refers to and includes fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, creative non-fiction, graphic stories or cartoons, and digital or audio storytelling. Length restrictions are as follows:
  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay, memoir or creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • graphic stories or cartoons (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes, please contact overland@overland.org.au to organise submission)

Submissions do not need to be themed. A winner will be awarded the first prize of $5,000, as well as two runner-up prizes of $1,000 each. Where possible all three winners will be published where possible in the autumn issue of Overland. There are no separate prizes for individual categories.


Competition closes 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Please read the entry guidelines below to confirm eligibility.
You may also be interested to read the 2018 judges’ notes and the winning stories. Or the 2017 judges’ report and the winning stories.


Guidelines

First place: $5000. Two runner-up prizes of $1000 each.The winning story will be published in Overland 242, autumn 2021.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of Australian literature written in English. Acceptable forms include fiction (up to 3000 words in length), poetry (up to 88 lines in length), essay or memoir (up to 3000 words in length), creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words in length), graphic stories or cartoons (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high), digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes). If you wish to enter digital or audio recordings please contact overland@overland.org.au to arrange submission.
  2. One winner and two runner-up pieces will be selected. There are no individual prizes for different literary categories. 
  3. Submissions must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  4. Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  5. Submissions will be processed electronically. Text should be formatted at 1.5 line spacing and a minimum of 12 point font size (unless formally experimental).
  6. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the piece 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. In recognition of Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's work and values, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants can submit without fee. Otherwise, each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers.
  9. The winning entries will be published in Overland. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  10. The closing date is 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. 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 and volunteer readers are eligible to enter.
  13. Winners will be announced late February 2021. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.

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.

Now open

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you are invited to use this form to enter the Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature.

**Please ensure you are satisfied with your piece before submitting. Submissions that are withdrawn and subsequently resubmitted will incur a second fee.**


The prize

In 2020 Australian writing lost one of its most treasured leaders and caretakers. Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert’s achievements were many; authoring and editing many groundbreaking publications throughout her life. Her mentoring and activism for First Nations storytelling was an incomparable act of generosity and care for future generations.

To pay our respects to Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's legacy, Overland has developed a prize rewarding excellence and generosity in Australian writing, irrespective of form and genre. As a brilliant storyteller in multiple genres, we feel that this hybridity honours Aunty Reed-Gilbert’s legacy, and that the decision to create new platforms and opportunities during a difficult time for writing and culture, resonates with her tireless commitment towards nurture and mentoring.


Details

This new competition encourages excellent and original works of Australian literature. For the purposes of this prize, literature refers to and includes fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, creative non-fiction, graphic stories or cartoons, and digital or audio storytelling. Length restrictions are as follows:

  • fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • essay, memoir or creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
  • poetry (up to 88 lines)
  • graphic stories or cartoons (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high)
  • digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes, please contact overland@overland.org.au to organise submission)

Submissions do not need to be themed. A winner will be awarded the first prize of $5,000, as well as two runner-up prizes of $1,000 each. Where possible all three winners will be published where possible in the autumn issue of Overland. There are no separate prizes for individual categories.


Competition closes 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Please read the entry guidelines below to confirm eligibility.
You may also be interested to read the 2018 judges’ notes and the winning stories. Or the 2017 judges’ report and the winning stories.


Guidelines
First place: $5000. Two runner-up prizes of $1000 each.The winning story will be published in Overland 242, autumn 2021.

  1. This is a prize for original pieces of Australian literature written in English. For the purposes of this prize, 'Australian' is constituted as a submission authored by a person of Australian residence, nationality, birth, or cultural relation. It includes entrants who are seeking asylum to Australia.
  2. Acceptable forms include fiction (up to 3000 words in length), poetry (up to 88 lines in length), essay or memoir (up to 3000 words in length), creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words in length), graphic stories or cartoons (up to 180 mm wide by 255 mm high), digital or audio storytelling (up to 5 minutes). If you wish to enter digital or audio recordings please contact overland@overland.org.au to arrange submission.
  3. One winner and two runner-up pieces will be selected. There are no individual prizes for different literary categories. 
  4. Submissions must be unpublished (including online) and not under consideration by other publishers.
  5. Stories that have won or are under consideration in other competitions are not eligible.
  6. Submissions will be processed electronically. Text should be formatted at 1.5 line spacing and a minimum of 12 point font size (unless formally experimental).
  7. The competition will be judged anonymously. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript or else the piece will be disqualified.
  8. Multiple entries are acceptable, although each must be entered into the submission system separately and accompanied by the relevant fee.
  9. In recognition of Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert's work and values, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants can submit without fee. Otherwise, each entry must be accompanied by a fee of $20 or $12 for Overland subscribers.
  10. The winning entries will be published in Overland. Other entries may be considered for publication.
  11. The closing date is 11.59 pm, Monday 4 January 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.
  12. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Overland staff and board members, and their families, are prohibited from entering. All previous, current and ongoing contributors and volunteer readers are eligible to enter.
  14. Winners will be announced late February 2021. Subscribe to the Overland email bulletin to receive announcements as to the results.



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.


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.


2020 contributor rates 

For the online magazine

Articles: $120.


For the print magazine

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

 

We process invoices each week. 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@overland.org.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 2020, 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 2020, 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 fiction submissions for the print magazine.


Kindly note

  • Due to the number of submissions our editors and volunteer readers receive, we ask that writers submit no more than one story for consideration at any one time. Please wait for a response before submitting other work.
  • We are currently only accepting fiction submissions from writers living and/or working in or around Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. We are not accepting short fiction from other international writers for the print magazine at this time.
  • All work should be submitted as WORD documents in 12pt Times New Roman double-spaced.
  • Please do not resubmit an edited version of a story already considered unless you have been invited to resubmit.
  • We receive a large volume of submissions, so the current response period is 6 months or more. With this in mind, please wait at least six months before asking about progress on a piece under consideration. All submissions receive several readings.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions but please let us know if a story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Most importantly, read Overland. Reading Overland will increase your chances of publication. If you are familiar with the fiction we publish, it will show in your work.
  • Payment for stories published in the edition is $500. Payment for stories published online is $150.


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 fiction submissions. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber below. 


Kindly note

  • Due to the number of submissions our editors and volunteer readers receive, we ask that writers submit no more than one story for consideration at any one time. Please wait for a response before submitting other work.
  • We are currently only accepting fiction submissions from writers living and/or working in or around Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. We are not accepting short fiction from other international writers for the print magazine at this time.
  • All work should be submitted as WORD documents in 12pt Times New Roman double-spaced.
  • Please do not resubmit an edited version of a story already considered unless you have been invited to resubmit.
  • We receive a large volume of submissions, so the current response period is 6 months or more. With this in mind, please wait at least six months before asking about progress on a piece under consideration. All submissions receive several readings.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions but please let us know if a story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Most importantly, read Overland. Reading Overland will increase your chances of publication. If you are familiar with the fiction we publish, it will show in your work.
  • Payment for stories published in the edition is $500. Payment for stories published online is $150.


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.

Overland