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Review: Story Doctors by Boori Monty Pryor, by Kate Lomas Glendenning

Title: Story DoctorsAuthor: Boori Monty PryorIllustrator: Rita SinclairGenre: Children’sPublisher: Allen & Unwin Boori Monty Pryor captures a sense of calm in his stunning new children’s book, Story Doctors. Pryor takes readers on a linear journey through Australia over the past 80,000 years to learn about the sickness, strengths, and bountiful

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Opportunities for writers July 2021

Cover photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels. Image shows an open notebook with three flowers and a pen. Stella Young Award 2021 – for young disabled artistsThis is a great opportunity for young disabled artists aged between 16 and 30 years old to be recognised for their impact on disability activism and culture

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Interview: Brooke Dunnell, winner of the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award, by Shelley Timms

We caught up with Brooke Dunnell, winner of the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award, to discuss her work, her writing routine, and what’s next for her. You can also read a chapter of her winning entry here: The_Glass-House_Dunnell_sample-chapterDownload Can you describe your manuscript in your own words? What themes does it

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Review: Women of a Certain Rage Ed. by Liz Byrski, by Shelley Timms

Title: Women of a Certain RageEditor: Liz ByrskiGenre: Essay collectionPublisher: Fremantle PressPublished: February 2021 I can vividly remember the last time I was angry. Like really, really angry. It was the kind of rage that is so intense, that comes from such a deep place of hurt, that I was

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Acknowledgment of Country

The team at Underground Writers would like to respectfully acknowledge that we work and operate on the traditional lands of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and also on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. As an internationally-reaching zine and organisation, we also pay our respects to the traditional custodians of all the lands from which the content of this website and our zine are sourced.

Who we are

Underground Writers is a not for profit organisation made up of a passionate team of volunteers who exist to support and promote emerging writers in Australia.

We seek to promote the work of emerging Australian authors while also helping new writers gain the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue publication.

We are primarily known for Underground, our free creative writing zine, in which we gather and curate creative writing from talented authors to be released in quarterly online issues. We offer in-depth feedback to all submitters and payment for published contributions.