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Review: Skimming Stones by Maria Papas, by Sachini Poogoda

Title: Skimming StonesAuthor: Maria PapasGenre: Contemporary FictionPublisher: Fremantle PressPublished: 2021 Skimming Stones might be the best thing I have read all year. This might be because I read it at a time when I had just started working in a hospital, or maybe the way Papas conveyed the sense of

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Farewell from the Underground Writers team

After twelve years of championing emerging Australian writers, Underground Writers has published its last issue and will wrap up operations over the next six months. We are incredibly proud of what we've achieved and are so grateful to the many volunteers who have worked with us, Patreon supporters who have

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Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester, by Ebony Bryant

Title: The Riviera HouseAuthor: Natasha LesterGenre: Historical Fiction, RomancePublisher: Hachette AustraliaPublished: August 2021 Favourite quote: ‘Art is all we have when words fail us, when mankind fails us and when we fail each other. If we don’t save these works, we can’t save ourselves.’ Natasha Lester’s The Riviera House is

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Review: The Curlew’s Eye by Karen Manton, by Sachini Poogoda

Title: The Curlew’s EyeAuthor: Karen MantonGenre: Gothic/crime fictionPublisher: Allen & UnwinPublished: 2021 The Curlew’s Eye is told through Greta’s perspective. Greta’s partner Joel grew up with five brothers and a sister in a small town in the Northern Territory. All Greta knows is that Joel has many scars from this

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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.