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Review: Love, In Theory by Elodie Cheesman, by Shelley Carter

Title: Love, In TheoryAuthor: Elodie CheesmanGenre: RomancePublisher: Pan MacmillanPublished: May 2021 Love, in Theory combines romance with mathematics to tell the story of Romy; chronically single and feeling mounting pressure from her mother to settle down. Author Elodie Cheesman poses the question: is there such thing as an ‘ultimate stopping

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Review: Flock, Edited by Ellen van Neerven, by Lauren Pratt

Title: Flock: First Nations Stories Then and NowEditor: Ellen van NeervenGenre: Short Story AnthologyPublisher: UQPPublished: May 2021 Trigger warning: mention of a stillborn birth Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now edited by the highly commended and awarded poet and author Ellen van Neerven is easily one of my favourite

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Review: Vociferate 詠 by Emily Sun, by Jess Gately

Title: Vociferate 詠Author: Emily SunGenre: PoetryPublisher: Fremantle PressReleased: June 2021 Emily Sun storms onto the poetry scene with this bold and intelligent debut filled with rage and wit. Inspired by Asian-American feminist writers, Sun resists Orientalism and explores what it means to belong across geo-political and social boundaries. From its

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Review: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker, by Jemimah Halbert Brewster

Title: The First Time I Thought I Was DyingAuthor: Sarah WalkerGenre: Nonfiction; personal essaysPublisher: UQPPublished: August 2021 Trigger warning: mention of self-harm, mental illness, eating disorders, suicide, and pornography. Sarah Walker’s The First Time I Thought I Was Dying is a collection of nonfiction essays about the many facets of

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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.