January Writing Opportunity Round-up

Every month we will be doing a round-up of opportunities for writers. Read on for motivation! Local Opportunities Opportunities in Australasia and New Zealand Kat Muscat Fellowship An annual fellowship that offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary conforming…

Again, the Pozible campaign

The campaign ends To all of our supporters, Our campaign ended last night, and unfortunately we did not reach our target amount. I would like to thank everyone who pledged to us, and say that although we have been unsuccessful in reaching our monetary goal, we have achieved our goal of reaching more writers and…

Our Big Plan

All of the books, plays, movies and albums reviewed by Underground’s editors up to 2016! Underground is undergoing some big changes in 2017! The first change is that Jessica G., one of the original and founding members of Underground, has returned to us and, much like Gavin Kavanagh in The Boat That Rocked, is ready to…

The Pozible Campaign

We have just launched our very first venture into crowdfunding with a Pozible campaign, which can be found here. You can read more about it on the campaign page, but basically Underground has always run on the generosity of passionate creatives, and now we are asking for a different kind of generosity: monetary generosity! We…

Submissions for issue 16 are now open!

Submissions for issue 16 of Underground are open! We accept poetry, short fiction, flash fiction and reviews, and as always the theme is open and submission is free! For an idea of what we publish, and to learn more about us, you can download our older issues for free on the Issues page. For specs on…

Issue 15 submissions are now closed

Submissions for issue 15 of Underground are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted; issue 15 will be released in the next few weeks!

The official Underground Goodreads page is here!

Underground now has its very own Goodreads page! Find us on Goodreads at Underground Writers and you’ll see our collection of monthly reviews. Subscribe to our feed and you’ll be notified every time a new review is released. Find our Goodreads page here

Submissions for issue 15 are open!

Submissions for issue 15 of Underground are open! We accept poetry, short fiction, flash fiction and reviews, and as usual the theme is open and submission is free! For an idea of what we publish, and to learn more about us, you can download our older issues for free on the Issues page. For specs…

Issue 14 submissions are now closed

Submissions for issue 14 of Underground closed on 20th March, thank you to everyone who submitted. Issue 14 will be released on Sunday the 10th of April; watch this space!

Submissions open for issue 14!

Submissions are open for issue 14 of Underground! Send us your best poetry, short fiction, flash fiction and reviews, and you could see your work in our next issue, due out in April. Consult our Submissions page for what we accept and how to get it to us!

Submissions for issue 13 closed

2nd January, 2016 The first news of 2016 is that submissions for issue 13 are now closed! A hearty thank you to everyone who sent us their surviving darlings! We’ve had a lot of submissions for this issue and it is partly due to you, our lovely readers and writers, spreading the word to your…

Submissions for issue 13 are open!

Submissions for issue 13 are open! 8th November, 2015 Issue 13 will be released in January 2016. As always it is an open theme and we are accepting poetry, short stories, flash fiction and reviews. Read through our submissions page, make sure your submission/s follow the guidelines, and send on over your best creative pieces! Submissions close end…

Issue 12 is here, and it’s Small and Potent

Issue 12 is finally here, and it’s small, potent and comforting, like a short black at the end of a long night. This issue features poems by Dean Meredith, short stories from Taia Jones and James Kay, October’s review by our very own DylanQuent, and introduces ShellShock, editor number 9, whose biography you can read…

Submissions for issue 12 closed

13th September, 2015 Submissions for issue 12 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted, and keep an eye out here for the release of issue 12!

Submission extension for issue 12

30th August, 2015 Due to a lack of submissions, we are extending the deadline for issue 12 of Underground to Saturday 12th of September. We are very short on poetry, but still accepting short stories, reviews and flash fiction. We offer feedback on pieces that aren’t accepted, so even if you’re not sure it’ll end…

Submissions for issue 12 are open!

Submissions for issue 12 are open! 2nd July, 2015 Issue 12 will be released in September, so you’ve got heaps of time to polish up those poems, stories and reviews. Have a read through our submissions page, make sure your submission/s follow the guidelines, and send on over your best creative pieces! Submissions close 29th August.

Submissions and NaNoWriMo!

Hey Hey happy writers, As many of you may already know, NaNoWriMo is next month! National Novel Writing Month encourages you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Intimidating? Maybe a little… Fun? DEFINITELY!! So our advice from here at Underground is to start preparing. Start getting a skeleton plot together and if you’ve…

Meet the new editors!

Hi guys, Chris here. So we’ve kept it fairly under wraps – or rather not at all – that we’ve been searching for a new editing team for Issue 6 and beyond for Underground, and I’m pleased as punch to reveal that we have finally settled on a wonderful new team of six editors. We…

Issue 6 submissions – closing March 31st!

Hi all, We’re now taking submissions for Issue 6, and we’re as excited as ever to read anything you want to send our way. Closing date is March 31st, which means you have two months left to write your masterpiece and send it our way. We’re really looking forward to anything you, our readers and…

Issue 5 Submissions

Hi all, We’re accepting submissions for Issue 5, and we’re keen to take anything you might want to send our way. Submissions close 30th of October, and we’ll let you know by then if you’ve made it in. Underground is only made possible by your submissions, so grab your pen or your keyboard and bust…

Issue 4 Submissions close July 31st

Issue 3 is out on the streets and with that said it’s that time to start getting ready for Issue 4. Submissions will close July 31st so get out those pens and paper (or keyboards/typewriters/inkpads/whatever you use) and remember to check out our submission guidelines to give yourself the best chance of acceptance! We also have a Challenge…

Taking Submissions for Issue 4

Issue 3 is almost with us so it’s that time to start getting ready for Issue 4. Submissions will close July 31st so get writing and we look forward to seeing what you come up with. Remember to check out our submission guidelines to give yourself the best chance of acceptance! Also we have a…

New Challenger Approaches… Issue Two!

Hi all! It’s a little later than planned, but Issue Two is up and ready to go! Head on over to the Issues/Other Content section of the site to have a read. You can expect our next issue sometime around the end of February, if all goes to plan. Make sure to tell your friends…

Taking Submissions for Issue 2

We are now taking submissions for Issue 2 to be released at the end of December! Submissions close December 17th so get writing and get your stuff in. Check out the Submission Guidelines link for details! We can’t wait to read your stuff!   (If you’re not ready by December 17th to hand in for Issue 2…

Radio interview is up!

Hi all, If you didn’t catch us on the radio the other night, we’ve uploaded our interview from Monday night on 101.7 Hype FM’s show The Local. You can find it in the Issues/Other Content section; give it a listen and let us know what you think!

Underground to appear on the radio!

Hi all, If you listen in to 101.7 (Hype FM) about 9PMish on Monday, the 2nd of November, you should hear Underground editors Chris and Mark talking about and promoting Underground over the radiowaves. We were invited to speak on the show after they saw our flyer in the Inglewood library – whoever posted our…

Announcing… Our First Issue!

Our first issue has been released! Head on over to the Issues section to have a peek. Major thanks to all our submitters; we couldn’t run this gig without you! Hope you enjoy the read, let us know what you think at feedback@underground-writers.org! Cheers, Underground Editors

We’re looking for Submissions!!!

Well everything is up and running, so it’s time to get writing! Get your pen and paper, start scribbling, start digging out all your old work and show us what you’ve got! We’re looking for submissions for our first issue! Once you’ve got something, don’t be shy, email it to us at submissions@underground-writers.org! Don’t forget…

Work In Progress

Hi all, You’re currently looking at a work in progress. I expect this site to be up and running by Tuesday the 8th of September, 2009, at the latest. Thanks for your patience and time, and have a look around if you want! We’re not published yet, as a warning. We’re still looking for content,…