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Review: Hometown Haunts #LoveOzYA Horror Tales, Edited by Poppy Nwosu, by Sachini Poogoda

Title: Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror TalesEdited by: Poppy NwosuGenre: Short story horror fictionPublisher: Wakefield PressPublished: 2021 I initially picked up Hometown Haunts (HH) because of a morbid curiosity I have towards all things scary and gruesome – and I can tell you it did not disappoint. This anthology is made

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Review: Small Joys of Real Life by Allee Richards, by Kristal Jeffreys

Title: Small Joys of Real LifeAuthor: Allee RichardsGenre: Contemporary FictionPublisher: HachettePublished: July 2021 TW: Mention of suicide Eva never gets the chance to tell Pat that she is pregnant with his child before he dies. It was only a one-night stand, but without Pat, this baby is forcing Eva to

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Review: Idle Torque by Alex Forrest, by Lauren Pratt

Title: Idle TorqueAuthor: Alex ForrestGenre: Non-fiction; special interest; coffee table bookPublished: 2021Publisher: Fremantle Press Idle Torque by Alex Forrest is the perfect coffee table book for all car loving people. Published by Fremantle Press in 2021, Idle Torque is a collection of Forrest’s weekly column of the same name in

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Farewell from the Underground Writers team

After twelve years of championing emerging Australian writers, Underground Writers has published its last issue and will wrap up operations over the next six months. We are incredibly proud of what we've achieved and are so grateful to the many volunteers who have worked with us, Patreon supporters who have

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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.