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Review: Growing Up Disabled in Australia, Ed. Carly Findlay, by Kate Lomas Glendenning

Title: Growing Up Disabled in AustraliaEdited by: Carly FindlayGenre: AnthologyPublisher: Black Inc.Published: June 2020 “I thought disability looked a certain way. And I didn’t fit that.” Growing Up Disabled in Australia, the fifth novel in the Growing Up series by Black Inc., is an eye-opening read to the stigma surrounding

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Review: How to be an Author by Georgia Richter & Deborah Hunn, by Kate Lomas Glendenning

Title: How to be an Author: The Business of being a Writer in AustraliaAuthor: Georgia Richter & Deborah HunnGenre: Non-fiction / Creative WritingPublisher: Fremantle PressPublished: February 2021 Can we take a moment to thank Fremantle Press’s publisher Georgia Richter and Creative Writing lecturer Deborah Hunn for creating How to be

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Review: Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen, by Lauren Pratt

Title: DropbearAuthor: Evelyn AraluenGenre: Verse/Poetry collectionPublisher: University of Queensland Press ‘The trope once had long hair and spoke of liberation, but now votes for local conservatives and owns a boat.’ (The Trope Speaks) Dropbear is a remarkable debut by Evelyn Araluen that brings together the past and the present through

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Review: The Pronoun Lowdown by Nevo Zisin, by Lauren Pratt

Title: The Pronoun LowdownAuthor: Nevo ZisinGenre: Non-Fiction; LGBTQIA+ literaturePublisher: Smith Street Books If you have no idea where to start with educating yourself about pronouns, gender diversity, and representation then Nevo Zisin’s new book is a wonderful start. The Pronoun Lowdown is an aesthetically pleasing, concise, and informative read which

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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.