Issue 31: Sci-fi has arrived!

Cover art by Lola Issue 31: Sci-fi can be downloaded for FREE here Issue 31: Sci-fi features short stories from Jake Dean, Rachelle Erzay, Rob Johnson and Kirstie Nicholson, exploring themes of futurism, technology, space, voyages, and robots, but also families, friends, communities, and living beyond survival. Inside you’ll also find a book review of…

Issue 30: Thriller is here!

For your reading pleasure we are pleased to present issue 30: Thriller, hot off the virtual press!  Interview Coordinator Shelley Carter compiled and edited the issue, which contains new original creative writing by Underground debut writers Justine McGinnis, Tara O’Brien, and Camille Booker, and we’re pleased to welcome back Esme Lee Wilmot, who was also…

Issue 29 release!

Cover art by Liana Wright The first edition of the Underground Writers zine for 2020 is here! ‘Romance’ is special because, apart from being our 29th issue, it marks the first issue since 2015, that Jemimah has not compiled the issue, instead mentoring another editor on how to assemble it. Since Underground is about expanding…

Issue 28: Invitation

Cover art by Frank Candilaro ‘Invitation’ is special because, apart from being our 28th issue, it is being released on the 10th birthday of Underground’s conception in a coffee shop in Perth, way back in 2009. We’re incredibly proud of the work we do at Underground, and we look forward to growing, reaching new audiences,…

Issue 27: Case

Cover by Jess Gately Issue 27: Case is here On page 6 you’ll find this issue’s book review by yours truly, then our fabulous fiction begins on page 8, continuing with our Case theme until you reach the bumper selection of opportunities for writers down on pages 22-25. We hope that this issue will help…

Issue 26: Ashes

Cover by Ari Moore Issue 26: Ashes is here for your reading pleasure. This month we bring you a tasting plate of short fiction, flash fiction and poetry by writers from around Australia, including Sophie Roberts, Elaine Mead, Nadia Kim, W.D. Farnsworth and Ash Leonard. Editor Shelley Carter gives us a run-down of Gus Henderson’s…

Issue 24 has arrived!

Issue 24 has arrived! The cover this issue was designed by WA-based artist Jonathan Park, whom you can find on Instagram at @fresh_kb Our Editors shone throughout this year, and they’ve worked hard on the short stories and poems you’ll find within the pages of issue 24. Download the issue for a fresh assortment of short…

Issue 19: The List is here!

Issue 19: The List has arrived! Featuring a book review by our own Shelley Timms, poetry from Eileen Chong, Genevieve Deeds-Page, Kristin Martin, Anna Jacobson, and Pat Tompkins, an album review by Nick Crameri, and short stories from Ian Adams, Edward Palumbo, Angela Hooks, and Meesh Feraud. Also featuring our June Writing Challenge winning entry: The Road…

Issue 18: Black Hole is here!

Issue 18: Black Hole is here! Featuring a review by our very own Jessica Gately, poems from Anthea Yang and Jan Price, and short stories from Carmenn Alexander King Kocznur, Nerissa Marcon, Mai Nguyen, and our feature piece from Fleur Brown-Beeby, as well as the usual monthly round-up of writing opportunities. Also revealing the theme for…

Issue 17: The Hitchhiker is here

Issue 17: The Hitchhiker is here! Featuring poetry from Jan Price and short stories from Jane Downing, Kerri Turner, Daniel Campbell, Carmenn Alexander King Koczur, Aline Mwezi-Niyonsenga, Cindy Tomamichel, feature piece from Sarah Giles, and our first collaborative review, by editors Kate Lomas Glendenning, Shelley Timms and Jessica Wilson-Smith, ofåÊKylie Jones’ autobiographical workåÊThe Other Woman….

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…

Issue 11 now available!

12th June, 2015 Issue 11 is now live! Featuring pieces received in the three-year gap since our last issue, issue 11 is our Don’t mind the gap issue! Issue 11 – June 2015 – Don’t mind the gap Our feature piece comes from poet A. J. Huffman and can be found on page 2, our first…

Red Hot Release! Issue 10!

Hi all, Just a quick late-night update (well, ‘late-night’ over here in Australia… it’s 1AM!), and an exciting one at that! We may have been silent for a few months, but we’re pleased to announce that we’re still alive, and more importantly, we’ve just released Issue 10! It’s chock-full of prose and poetry goodness and…

Boom shakalaka! It’s Issue 9!

Hi folks! Sorry to disappoint, but this is not some kind of elaborate April Fools prank. Nope, you read right: Underground Issue 9 is out, and it’s just bursting at the seams with prose and poetry for your hot little hands. We’ve had an incredible number of submissions this issue, and we’re proud to say…

Happy New Year! Issue 8 and a new writing activity?! Say it ain’t so…

Howdy howdy, writers and readers alike, After a long, long wait, Issue 8 has finally been released. Now, you’ve probably got a few questions for us. Firstly, what is this monster ‘zine that appears in front of me, parading around with its 20 pages of literary goodness? Secondly, why does it say December 2011? Thirdly……

What is that I spy on the horizon? Could it be…? Issue 7…?

Hi all! Just dropping in with a quick announcement: Issue 7 is released! You can find it over in our Issues section. It’s a double-sized issue this time around, with eight pages of word-y goodness for you to devour. This also marks the first issue that our new editors have been involved with from the…

Issue 6 appears from the wild!

Hi all, Chris here. Again. Don’t act like you’re not getting tired of seeing me start all my posts in the same way. Anyway. Exciting news, though the title of this post really says it all. Issue 6 has been released, and to say that it’s been an interesting journey getting to this stage would…

We Wish You a Merry Issue 5… wait, that doesn’t work…

Hi all, Issue 5 is out and ready for you to sink your teeth into. It’s an extra-length issue (your submissions were all so good, how could we possibly knock so many back?!), it’s over in the Issues section of the website and it’s just dying for you to have a read. So what are…

Issue 4, come on down…!

Hi all, Issue 4 is out and ready for you to read! As always, some fantastic submissions and it’s thanks to all our submitters that Underground even exists in the first place. Thank you, submitters! Thank you, readers! … and if you’re not a reader or a submitter, then what’s taking you? Cheers, -Christo

Issue 3 finally crawls into release!

Hi all, I’m not going to lie, we really dropped the ball on this one. A solid month and a half late and with little indication on our behalf it would ever come out, Issue 3 wasn’t exactly looking promising. It’s not been easy for us editors; uni life has been shockingly difficult, personal complications…

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…

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