>*overland* has passed the 150 mark, and is celebrating.
>And it's just been overhauled. Less orthodox social realism, more
>social commentary. New editorial team. Complete redesign. New
>sections for new writing. Same ratbag attitude and radical politics,
>of course. Still committed to incisive and practical engagement
>with contemporary culture.
>To celebrate we've got a full facsimile reprint of our first issue.
>Readers can trace, and reflect on, changes within both overland and
>Australian society since 1954.
>AND in this anniversary issue:
> Stuart Macintyre leads off with a timely analysis
> of the wharfies'dispute.
> Janine Little Nyoongah takes a satirical look at
> the Constitutional Convention.
> Stephen Gray reveals the story of Charles Priest, rape
> and racism in the Northern Territory in the 1930s.
> Linda Westphalen trenchantly revisits the Wanda
> Koolmatrie hoax.
> Gwen Kelly, a long-time contributor, looks back over
> her several careers.
>NEW in this issue: the innovative 'Shorts', in which we
> showcase fast fiction by new and emerging writers.
>PLUS another superb batch of poetry, spirited dialogue,
> and reviews of *bodyjamming*,*The Virtual Republic*
> and recent Australian fiction.
>OH AND from issue 151 we welcome on board Dean Kiley as
> Fiction Editor and Pam Brown as Poetry Editor.
> We're wanting risky fiction, the SHORTS section (300-1600
> words) is set up for you to play in and we'll soon have
> *overland extra!*, a web journal, as another innovative venue.
> Looking for, before 30 November 1998,essays, poetry, fiction,
>graphics, comics or hybrid work dealing with issues around
> (a) privacy, censorship and media control; or
> (b) crime writing (all genres and modes, from detective
> thriller to tabloid reportage).
>LAUNCH: *overland* Issue 150 will be launched at
> Melbourne Trades Hall
> 9 May 1998 at 7.30 pm
> with food and entertainment and
> Big Wharfie Defence.
> ALL WELCOME: waged $5; unwaged/student $4.
>Queries: Ian Syson @ [log in to unmask]
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