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Review: Waking Romeo by Kathryn Barker, by Ebony Bryant

Title: Waking RomeoAuthor: Kathryn BarkerGenre: Young Adult, Sci-fiPublisher: Allen & Unwin Favourite Quote:‘There is nothing either perfect or imperfect, but thinking makes it so.’ The world has ended. Not from a block-buster disaster, but the technology to travel forwards in time, accompanied by humanity’s impatience to reach the good life.

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Review: With My Little Eye by Sandra Hogan, by Grace Wholley

Title: With My Little EyeAuthor: Sandra HoganGenre: Non-fictionPublisher: Allen & UnwinRelease: February 2021 Over a decade ago, Sue-Ellen Doherty connected with Queensland-based journalist, reviewer and business-writing teacher Sandra Hogan to assist her in publishing the story of her youth.   The product of their collaboration is With My Little Eye, a

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Issue 33: Historical Fiction is here!

When we sought submissions for this issue, we wrote that, ‘What makes historical fiction captivating is not the absence of modern inventions but rather how our feelings and emotions are felt and expressed by people separated from us by time.’ Although each submission is varied in era, topic, and characters,

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Review: The Pronoun Lowdown by Nevo Zisin, by Lauren Pratt

Title: The Pronoun LowdownAuthor: Nevo ZisinGenre: Non-Fiction; LGBTQIA+ literaturePublisher: Smith Street Books If you have no idea where to start with educating yourself about pronouns, gender diversity, and representation then Nevo Zisin’s new book is a wonderful start. The Pronoun Lowdown is an aesthetically pleasing, concise, and informative read which

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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.