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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... no. 217 Summer 2014 of Overland est. 1954 Overland
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* Contents derived from the 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Editorial, Jeff Sparrow , single work criticism
'An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the literary depiction of the lives of the refugees in Australia, the so-called collapse of a culture and a world, and the encouragement to writers to engage rather than despair. (Publication abstract)
(p. 2)
The Authentic Writer Self, Khalid Warsame , single work prose (p. 3-7)
On Writer's Block, Alison Croggon , single work essay

'The article offers the author's insights on the so-called "writer's block." The author mentions that there are countless ways on how to address the writer's block as the condition happens at the right hemisphere of the human brain. She adds that writer's block is a symptom of a broader driver towards productivity.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 8-9)
Happiness, Christopher Scanlon , single work short story (p. 10-16)
The End, Jennifer Down , single work short story (p. 17-19)
On Author Bios, Mel Campbell , single work essay
'The article offers the author's insight on the author biographies which offer a brief summary of the life and achievements of an author that is usually in the third person. He says that the biography serves different rhetorical purposes including as an information-sharing, promotion, and establishment of authority and relatability. He discusses topics on author biographies including the jocularity in biographies, the personal decision what to write in a biography, and writer Courteney Hocking.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 20-21)
Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize, Jennifer Mills , single work essay
'The article offers the author's insight on the 2014 Victoria University Short Story Prize by the periodical "Overland," in which entries were read blind by the judges including her, "Overland" editor Jeff Sparrow, and deputy editor Jacinda Woodhead. She discusses the diversity in content of short-listed stories. She identifies a number of common mistakes made by the entrants including the lack of understanding of tension and imagery, and structural experimentation.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 22-23)
Dog Story, Madelaine Lucas , single work short story (p. p24-29)
Late Change, Michelle Wright , single work short story (p. 30-33)
The Circle and the Equator, Kyra Giorgi , single work short story (p. 34-40)
Go, Little Book, Kirsten Tranter , single work essay
'The article offers the author's insights on the lesson she learned from being reviewed as an author of the novel "The Legacy," a contemporary adaptation and revision of the book by Henry James titled "Portrait of a Lady." Topics discussed by the author include her experience of writing the novel with a grant from the Australian Council, the positive response of the publisher and the reader to her novel, and how she learned about characters and plots from the perspective of the reviewers.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 41-46)
Story Wine Prize, Paddy O'Reilly , single work essay

'The article offers information on the winners for the Story Wine Prize of the journal "Overland." Among the short story that won the prize include "That inward eye," by Leah Swann, as the first place, runner-ups "I thought maybe I could be a lounge singer," by Lauren Aimee Curtis, and "6 p.m. Saturday night," by Sally Breen.' (Publication summary)

(p. 60)
That Inward Eye, Leah Swann , single work short story (p. 61)
Fancy Cuts, Jennifer Mills , single work essay

'The article offers the author's insights on the early writers of the "Overland" literary journal. Topics discussed by the author include the legacy of writing of short stories, the four contemporary writers who were licensed to contribute a short story in response to a piece of fiction from their 60 years of archives, and the short story "'Samira Was a Terrorist," by Ali Alizadeh.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 64)
Samira Was a Terrorist, Ali Alizadeh , single work short story (p. 65-70)
Foxes Strung up on Fence on Toodyay-Bindi Bindi Road : In the Accusativei"On land cleared to a few trees", John Kinsella , single work poetry (p. 71)
I Wrote Lines During a Period of Insanity, Tooi"Flung them on the riverbed which flooded", Emily Stewart , single work poetry (p. 72)
Skateri"A skateboarder hisses down Salisbury Crescent,", Tim Thorne , single work poetry (p. 73)
Singing Us Homei"In a kitchen", Beth Spencer , single work poetry (p. 74)
Save Behana Gorgei"To town planners, the granite gorge traces like a wound", Phillip Hall , single work poetry (p. 75)

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Works about this Work

Editorial Jeff Sparrow , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 217 2014; (p. 2)
'An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the literary depiction of the lives of the refugees in Australia, the so-called collapse of a culture and a world, and the encouragement to writers to engage rather than despair. (Publication abstract)
Editorial Jeff Sparrow , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 217 2014; (p. 2)
'An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the literary depiction of the lives of the refugees in Australia, the so-called collapse of a culture and a world, and the encouragement to writers to engage rather than despair. (Publication abstract)
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