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.

2018 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.


2018 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.

Dec-Jan publishing note

Overland is winding up 2018 publishing, for the print and online magazines, on Friday 14 December. Kindly note that anything submitted after 13 December will not be considered for publication until Monday 14 January, when we start publishing for 2019. Wishing you the best for the rest of the year, OL.

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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 2018, 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

Dec-Jan publishing note

Overland is winding up 2018 publishing, for the print and online magazines, on Friday 14 December. Kindly note that anything submitted after 13 December will not be considered for publication until Monday 14 January, when we start publishing for 2019. Wishing you the best for the rest of the year, OL.

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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 2018, 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.

Dec-Jan publishing note

Overland is winding up 2018 publishing, for the print and online magazines, on Friday 14 December. Kindly note that anything submitted after 13 December will not be considered for publication until Monday 14 January, when we start publishing for 2019. Wishing you the best for the rest of the year, OL.

* * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *


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.
 

Dec-Jan publishing note

Overland is winding up 2018 publishing, for the print and online magazines, on Friday 14 December. Kindly note that anything submitted after 13 December will not be considered for publication until Monday 14 January, when we start publishing for 2019. Wishing you the best for the rest of the year, OL.

* * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *


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

 

About the ‘Future sex’ edition

Overland is seeking fiction submissions for a special online edition themed around ‘future sex’, to be edited by Michalia Arathimos. We are looking for stories that engage with what our changing sexualities look like, both now and in the future.

We think of sex as primordial and innate, but it is both the target of market strategies and highly mediated. The inventions of virtual reality, sexbots and realdolls have broad implications. Dick pics, sexting, Tinder and Grindr have revolutionised the hook-up and, by extension, our sexual moralities. Alternative communities find connection online, where before there may have been nothing.

A perfect example of what we are looking for is a narrative thread from Krissy Kneen’s An Uncertain Grace, in which a man relives a sexual experience he had with a student, but as that student, via a virtual reality sex suit. Another example is ‘Sister Company’ from Julie Koh’s collection Portable Curiosities, in which a woman who works as a writer of erotic simulations, circa 2030, discovers the dark side of android therapy.

We don’t need your narratives to be dystopian, or futuristic, however. Any stories that deal with unexplored aspects of how we approach sexuality now are of interest. And anything that explodes taboos or investigates the intersections of permission and desire would be welcome, too.

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

Submissions close 11.59pm, Monday 14 January. The special issue will be available online in mid March.


About the guest editor

Michalia Arathimos has published fiction, poetry and nonfiction in Westerly, Landfall, Headland, JAAM, Best New Zealand Fiction Volume 4, Sport and Turbine. Her debut novel, Aukati / Boundary Line, was published by Mākaro Press in 2017. She is currently Overland’s fiction reviewer. 

Guidelines for submission

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

Submission details

Submissions close 5.59pm, Monday 30 April 2018. The special issue will be available online in June. 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, which start at $45

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

 

About the ‘Future sex’ edition

Overland is seeking fiction submissions for a special online edition themed around ‘future sex’, to be edited by Michalia Arathimos. We are looking for stories that engage with what our changing sexualities look like, both now and in the future.

We think of sex as primordial and innate, but it is both the target of market strategies and highly mediated. The inventions of virtual reality, sexbots and realdolls have broad implications. Dick pics, sexting, Tinder and Grindr have revolutionised the hook-up and, by extension, our sexual moralities. Alternative communities find connection online, where before there may have been nothing.

A perfect example of what we are looking for is a narrative thread from Krissy Kneen’s An Uncertain Grace, in which a man relives a sexual experience he had with a student, but as that student, via a virtual reality sex suit. Another example is ‘Sister Company’ from Julie Koh’s collection Portable Curiosities, in which a woman who works as a writer of erotic simulations, circa 2030, discovers the dark side of android therapy.

We don’t need your narratives to be dystopian, or futuristic, however. Any stories that deal with unexplored aspects of how we approach sexuality now are of interest. And anything that explodes taboos or investigates the intersections of permission and desire would be welcome, too.

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

Submissions close 11.59pm, Monday 14 January. The special issue will be available online in mid March.


About the guest editor

Michalia Arathimos has published fiction, poetry and nonfiction in Westerly, Landfall, Headland, JAAM, Best New Zealand Fiction Volume 4, Sport and Turbine. Her debut novel, Aukati / Boundary Line, was published by Mākaro Press in 2017. She is currently Overland’s fiction reviewer.  


Submission details

Submissions close 5.59pm, Monday 30 April 2018. The special issue will be available online in June. 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.
 



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

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, 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.

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