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Review: Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz, by Jemimah Halbert Brewster

Title: Before You Knew My NameAuthor: Jacqueline BublitzGenre: Mystery; FeminismPublisher: Allen & UnwinPublished: May 2021 TW: murder; sexual assault; gendered violence What neither of us, what none of us say: You took up all my space. I didn’t know how to say no and you never waited for my yes.

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Review: Twice Not Shy, Ed. Laura Keenan & Linda Martin, by Lauren Pratt

Title: Twice not shy: One hundred short short storiesEditors: Laura Keenan & Linda MartinGenre: Flash fiction anthologyPublisher: Night Parrot PressPublished: April 2021 Night Parrot Press’ second book features one hundred flash fiction stories from sixty authors across Western Australia. Edited by Laura Keenan and Linda Martin, this pocket-sized wonder book

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Review: Women of a Certain Rage Ed. by Liz Byrski, by Shelley Timms

Title: Women of a Certain RageEditor: Liz ByrskiGenre: Essay collectionPublisher: Fremantle PressPublished: February 2021 I can vividly remember the last time I was angry. Like really, really angry. It was the kind of rage that is so intense, that comes from such a deep place of hurt, that I was

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Books to Read to Continue National Reconciliation Week Action, by Shelley Timms

From 27th May-3rd June Australians of all backgrounds renewed their efforts to achieve reconciliation, the theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week being ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.’ Now that NRW is over, that does not mean the work of reconciliation is done. So to keep these efforts

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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.