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Review: Lines to the Horizon anthology, by Lily Maddison

Title: Lines to the HorizonAuthor: Sally Breen, Emily Brugman, Sam Carmody, Madelaine Dickie, Jake Sandtner and Mark SmithGenre: Anthology, nonfictionPublisher: Fremantle PressPublished: March 2021 The Lines to the Horizon anthology is a reminder of the sunshine and blue water many of us might feel we are lacking in these wintry

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Opportunities for writers September 2021

Cover image from ShotStash ArtsHub: Call for Reviewers“ArtsHub (a national online arts organisation) is looking for new (including aspiring) reviewers to join the ArtsHub stable. ArtsHub is not able to offer payment but can organise free performance tickets (theatre, circus, dance) as well as visual arts tickets and books for

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Review: Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone, by Caitlin Scott

Title: LakesedgeAuthor: Lyndall ClipstoneGenre: YA Gothic FantasyPublisher: Pan MacMillanPublished: September 2021 Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone is an enthralling work of YA gothic fantasy that will keep you up all night reading. The novel follows Violeta Graceling, a determined and intriguing heroine, as she and her brother Arien move to the

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Review: Sexy Tales of Paleontology by Patrick Lenton, by Jemimah Halbert Brewster

Title: Sexy Tales of PaleontologyAuthor: Patrick LentonGenre: Spec fic; short story collectionPublisher: Subbed InPublished: 26th July 2021 Patrick Lenton’s short story collection, Sexy Tales of Paleontology, is a fun, weird trip through an imaginative mind fed by pop culture, queerness, and joy in the otherwise mundane. Ranging in length from

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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.