UNDERGROUND VOICES

PUBLISHING NOVELS. NOVELLAS. AND E-SHORTS.

ABOUT UNDERGROUND VOICES

Underground Voices started as an online literary magazine in 2004 publishing hard-hitting, raw, dark fiction, flash fiction and poetry. In 2006, it started publishing an annual print edition, alongside the monthly online issues. In 2009, Underground Voices expanded into a small press. And finally, in 2013, Underground Voices decided to become an independent book publisher only, publishing 1-5 books a year.

Underground Voices' contributors have been published in the New York Times; have had books reviewed by the New York Times, the Miami Herald, The Guardian and Entertainment Weekly; have written Hollywood screenplays (Blue Valentine cowritten by UV contributor Cami Delavigne); and have had their books adapted into films (It's Kind of a Funny Story adapted from the book by UV contributor Ned Vizzini). Please see the Contributor's Novels and Awards section for more.

Feel free to contact the editor, Cetywa Powell, for questions. Or Jim Tucker, Underground Voices' assistant editor. Or connect with Underground Voices on LINKEDIN.

Also see a summary of Underground Voices here:
Wikipedia
Poets&Writers
Duotrope's Digest

UNDERGROUND VOICES BOOKS

  • THE PULL OF IT
    "The Pull of It sneaks up on you. The emotional geography is not uncommon, but the trek through it is anything but ordinary."
  • MIRACULOUS FAUNA
    “No one writes like Timmy Reed; he has a haunting, unique voice that sticks hard and fast in your head."
  • THE BEGINNING THINGS
    Nominated for the 19th Library of Virginia Literary Awards. A novel by Bunny Goodjohn
  • THEFT: AND OTHER TALES
    "Theft: And Other Tales...offers the reader something unique... something apart from the expected, and from the commonplace."
  • WEST
    A sci-fi literary novel, "West is an allegory about the times we live in...a fusion of Kafka and Roberto Bolano at their best."
  • THE DEMON WHO PEDDLED LONGING
    2014 Shelf Unbound Notable Book. A novel by Khan Ha
  • FAULKNER & FRIENDS
    "Faulkner & Friends is a captivating exploration of loss and the resilience of those who retain hope and faith through unimaginable tragedy."
  • 15
    "J.S. Kierland is that rare writer, one who can deal with both urban and rural themes in masterful fashion."
  • SCARS OF THE NEW ORDER
    "Scott Neuffer’s finely crafted stories explore all things taboo like the dark allure of a bad accident."
  • THE COLLECTOR OF TEARS
    "Michael Keith, a master of the near normal and bizarre."

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AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

Work published has been awarded, nominated for or received honorable mention in the following:

2016 NOMINATION FOR THE 19TH LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA LITERARY AWARD
The Beginning Things - Buny Goodjohn

2015 FINALIST, BEVERLY HILLS LITERARY AWARDS
15 of the best short stories - J.S. Kierland

2014 SHELF UNBOUND NOTABLE BOOK
The Demon who Peddled Longing - Khanh Ha

2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS - FINALIST, FICTION: VISIONARY CATEGORY
The Collector of Tears, a short story collection - Michael C. Keith

STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITER'S AWARD, 2010 NOTABLE STORY
MITCH JAMES - The River. The Town. The Dead.

STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITER'S AWARD, 2009 NOTABLE STORIES
SEAN HAYDEN - The Face
ZACHARY AMENDT - Marvelous Time Starving

STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITER'S AWARD, 2008 NOTABLE STORIES
J.A. TYLER - And
TAI HONG DUAI - Fang

2008 BEST OF THE WEB, DZANC BOOKS
ZACHARY AMENDT - Casa de Serenidad

STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITER'S AWARD, 2007 NOTABLE STORIES
ZACHARY AMENDT - Casa de Serenidad

2007 PUSHCART PRIZE XXXI BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES ANTHOLOGY, Special Mention
DON FREDD - Jimmie Fitz, Bette Davis and a Christy Mathewson Episode

STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITER'S AWARD, 2005 NOTABLE STORIES
STEVEN J. DINES - Unzipped

STORYSOUTH MILLION WRITER'S AWARD, 2004 NOTABLE STORIES
HARRIS BLOOM - Confessions of a Serial Dater

LASTLY...

What is Underground Voices looking for? Read an interview that give specifics:
Six questions for Editors

Contact Underground Voices:

All manuscripts should be sent to
uveditor@undergroundvoices.com

Please see the submissions page for details.