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UW Does AWWC 2021

Last year the Underground team took on the Australian Women Writers Challenge, committing to the Franklin level challenge to read at least ten books by Australian Women Writers and review at least six of them. We knocked it out of the park with a whopping 21 books read and all

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Review: Bindi by Kirli Saunders, by Lauren Pratt

Title: BindiAuthor: Kirli SaundersIllustrator: Dub LefflerPublished: November 2020Publisher: Magabala Books To read and consume the verse novel Bindi is a gift—especially for children who will get the opportunity to share and learn from its contents. Kirli Saunders has created a book that is accessible to older children, delightful to read,

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Opportunities for writers January 2021

Photo by MESSALA CIULLA from Pexels American Australian Association Arts Fund Indigenous Scholarships “The American-Australian Arts Fund (AAAF) provides support of up to US $20,000 to emerging Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander artists to study or undertake artistic development in each other’s countries respectively. The American

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Our Favourite Books Released in 2020

Image by cottonbro, from Pexels free images In our final post for 2020, the Underground Team have rounded up all their favourite new releases for this year. Read on to discover (or rediscover!) the books that kept us going through 2020 and why they were so great: Jemimah Halbert Brewster

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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.