Overland Literary Journal is having its annual Subscriberthon.
For me, it’s not about the gifts and packages Overland is offering (although Christmas is around the corner), I’m a subscriber as I believe in what they offer to the community: a willingness to engage in socialist discourse – and serve up a polemical when required too.
The fact of the matter is that you can read the journal for free online. So, in effect, subscribing is similar to donating to the journal. A journal, mind you, that has been steadfastly at the forefront of socio-cultural and political discussion since it began in 1954.
Overland encourages an open-minded liberal debate. And, what’s more, as a subscriber you’ll be supporting writers who earn the professional standards of pay that Overland provide, which is a rarity in the world of modern literary journals.
Despite their free option, or as a result of it, under the guidance of the mercurial Jeff Sparrow, Overland is growing in terms of both readership and subscribers (both at a 30 year high). They are also closing in on 5500 followers on Facebook. Overland's recent growth is integral to the left having an impact. Its many voices are being heard.
If you’re interested in the arts, literature, politics, as well as cultural and social issues, then Overland could well be the journal for you.
I’ve attached the contents page of the latest edition. Take a look for yourself: