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 16 is here!

Issue 16 asks the question: what is normal? Featuring a review of Holly Bourne’s YA book Am I Normal Yet? by editor Jessica, two poems by A. J. Huffman, I Dream In Absinthe and Rocking In Empty Rooftops, the poem Father by Jan Price that gently deconstructs grief and memory, and a short story by our regular writer…

Issue 15: Change is here

Issue 15 features works of poetry and short fiction that explore facets of change, both its unpredictable presence and equally fickle absence. Our feature piece is John Taurek Baziw’s poem Isolation, and we also have two poems from poet Felicity Oriander. Our short fiction pieces are from writers Taia Jones and Nicole Bostrom, whose second work in…

Issue 14: Bittersweetness has arrived

Issue 14 features works that explore the parallels and contrasts of Bitterness and Sweetness, embodied in joy and pain, beauty and conflict, comfort and hardship. We encounter lovers on a journey from pain into hope in Trevor Scott Barton’s short story Revolution, the poetry of Shelby Traynor in which we experience the uncomfortable squirm of projected judgment…

Issue 13: The Shadowed Side has arrived

Issue 13 is finally here, and features creative writing’s Shadowed Side, where reside the things we hide, things other’s cannot abide. Our feature piece, Raphaelle Race’s poem The last battle, explores the brutality of dealing with a mental illness. We have works  exploring love lost, selfish and mysterious villains, and the eternal wrestle with one’s…

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