UNDERGROUND VOICES

PUBLISHING NOVELS. NOVELLAS. AND E-SHORTS.

KINDLE E-SHORTS PUBLISHED BY UNDERGROUND VOICES


ATLAL IN HAND, ROSE BETWEEN TEETH: By BJ Orsak (September 2017)

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The smile, the handshake, the promise—these were the signs on the road to prosperity that ran just past a cub reporter’s desk and onward toward a bright horizon. With his editors breathing down his neck and the dot-com industry going wild, he must learn to do the impossible: break some news, whatever the consequences.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BJ Orsak is a New York-based freelance journalist who has written on topics as varied as money laundering, luxury travel, and films. He is currently working on a novel.


LAVINIG MOVES TO NEW YORK By Christine Stoddard (May 2017)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. Her writings have appeared in Marie Claire, The Feminist Wire, Bustle, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Ravishly, So to Speak, Jimson Weed, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine. Christine also is the author of Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press), Ova (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), and two miniature books from the Poems-For-All series.



INFERNO by Jim Meirose (Mar 2017)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Meirose's work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Offbeat/Quirky (2017), Permafrost, North Atlantic Review, Blueline, Ohio Edit, Witness, Alaska Quarterly review, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. His novels, Mount Everest and Eli the Rat, are available. More information is available at http://www.jimmeirose.com




ICEBERG RELIEF: By Daniel Wade (Jan 2017)

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Iceberg Relief tells the story of the cargo ship MV Iceberg I and its 24 crew members, who were held in captivity between March 2010 and December 2012, after their vessel was hijacked by Somali pirates. The chapbook is written as a sequence of haibun, a poetic format originating in Japan.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Wade is a poet and author from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Iceberg Relief, is written entirely in haibun, a Japanese poetic format which combines prose and haiku. A graduate of Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, where he studied English and Journalism, Daniel's poetry has been published in Optic, Limerick Revival, Wordlegs (e-publication), The Stony Thursday Book (ed. Paddy Bushe), HeadSpace Magazine, the Seven Towers 2014 Census, the Bray Arts Journal, The Sea (charity anthology in aid of the RNLI), Sixteen Magazine (e-publication), The Bogman's Cannon, Zymbol, Iodine, HeadStuff, The Runt, the Fredricksburg Literary and Arts Review (Spring 2016 edition) and the Hennessey New Irish Writers’ page of the Irish Times. He has also featured as guest on Dublin South FM's Rhyme and Reason poetry program, as well as on Writer's Block. In June 2015, his radio drama, The Outer Darkness, was broadcast on Dublin South FM. A prolific performer, he has also read his work at various festivals, including the Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Noeliefest and the West Belfast Festival. In January 2017, his first stageplay, entitled 'The Collector' will premier at the New Theatre in Dublin. His website: http://danielwadeauthor.com


THE CUT WORM: A Collection of shorts by Mitch James (Oct 2016)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mitch James was born and raised in Central Illinois, where he received a BA in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University. He received a Master's in Literature and a Ph.D. in Composition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He's had fiction and poetry published in Decomp, Underground Voices, Kill Author, Digital Americana and Blue Earth Review among others, and his academic book, Fiction Writing, What's Rhetoric Got to Do With It, is forthcoming with Multi-Lingual Matters Press. You can find Mitch’s most recent poetry in Chronograph and short fiction in Black & Grey Magazine. Mitch lives in northeast Ohio, where he's an Instructor of Composition and Literature at Lakeland Community College. Find more of his work at www.mitchjamesauthor.com


WHEN I WAS ALIVE: A short story chapbook by C. Cimmone (August 2016)

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"Cimmone is an authentic voice in a wilderness of southern women writers. Her ear for dialogue is pitch perfect, and her descriptions transport the reader to a childhood that is crisply rendered from a familiar page. Cimmone is Eudora Welty in content, Laura van den Berg in style, but that doesn’t quite describe the lyrical quality of her prose. Quite simply, she is a fresh voice that needs to keep singing."--Dr. Cherri Randall, Author, The Memory of Orchids

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.Cimmone is a North American writer specializing in short fiction and narrative nonfiction. Her prose was featured in The Penmen Review and recognized as the Judge's Choice in Heart and Mind Zine literary magazine. Print publications showcasing her narrative nonfiction include the 2015 Story Shelter anthology and Jokes Review inaugural issue, both currently available on Amazon. Cimmone, a native Texan and deviant reader, credits her literary abilities to singers, songwriters, and comics. Her website: www.ccimmone.com


RECITING FROM MEMORY: Poetry Collection by Jim Landwehr (May 2016)

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"Jim Landwehr’s collection ambles and moseys, occasionally floors it and often takes detours along highways and byways, poking into neighborhoods, local bars, diners and fishing holes. These poems report back from across a life. Don't hurry the journey. My guess is you’ll recognize someone along the way." --Sarah Sadie, author of We Are Traveling Through Dark at Tremendous Speeds

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Landwehr enjoys writing creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. His poetry collection, Written Life, was released by eLectio Publishing in March of 2015. His first book, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir was published by eLectio Publishing in 2014. He has non-fiction stories published in Main Street Rag, Prairie Rose Publications, Boundary Waters Journal, Forge Journal, MidWest Outdoors Magazine and others. His poetry has been featured in Torrid Literature Journal, Echoes Poetry Journal, Wisconsin People and Ideas Magazine, Every Day Poems, Fox Adoption Magazine, the Wisconsin Poets Calendar, Off the Coast Poetry Journal, and many others. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, biking and camping with his kids in the remote regions of Minnesota. Jim lives and works in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with his wife Donna, and their two children Sarah and Ben. He works as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst for the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use. For more information, visit www.jimlandwehr.com


FIVE WORDS THAT CAN CRIPPLE A MAN: A poetry collection by Max Mundan (Feb 2016)

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"Wow. These poems are devastating. And great. I'm really glad they exist. Thanks for writing them." -- Ben Vaughn, radio show host, NPR.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Max Mundan’s poetry and short stories have been published in over 50 online and print publications including The Dressing Room Poetry Journal and The Stone Path Review. His poem My Sisters Wedding was selected from over 10,000 submissions for inclusion in the Los Angeles Times poetry feature. He is the author of two previous poetry collections, “JUNKIES DIE ALONE” (Thought Catalog Books, 2014) and “EVERYONE IS BROKEN” (Hollow Publishing, 2015). He operates popular websites at maxmundan.com and maxmundan.tumblr.com.


MISDIRECTION: A story on magic by Adam Shafer (Dec 2015)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Shafer's stories have appeared in Columbia University’s Catch & Release journal, Florida Review, and Prick of the Spindle among others. He received an honorable mention in Carve magazine’s 2013 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and New Millennium Writing’s 2015 fiction contest. In 2014, he was honored with the Nancy D. Hargrove Prize for Fiction from The Jabberwock Review.




LIQUIDATING PERRY: a novella by Zachary Amendt (Dec 2015)

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Zachary Amendt’s short fiction has appeared in anthologies alongside George Saunders, James Brown and Jonathan Ames. He is the author of the story collection STAY (Montag Press Collective, 2014).






THE TOP FLOOR: a humorous, Kafka-esque short story by Vince Reighard (Nov 2015)

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Vince Reighard is a professor in Eugene, Oregon. He is the founder and editor of Urban Sasquatch, an arts and culture magazine launching in January, 2016.






55 WORDS, a collection of microfiction by Anushree Nande (October, 2015)

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55 WORD FICTION: the art of creating a complete short story in exactly 55 words.

REVIEWS
"Ms. Nande's beautifully composed vignettes creep into your imagination like seeds, where they blossom into a rich forest of full-blown stories. She captures moments, snatches of memories, and turns them over gently with her delicate prose; she runs her fingers over them, tracing the edges of pain, grief and loss; then she twists them in the light, and they shimmer and sparkle with joy and delight."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ANUSHREE NANDE is a Mumbai-based writer, editor and proofreader with MA & BA Creative Writing degrees from Edge Hill University. She has had short stories, essays and poems published on platforms like CommuterLit, When Women Waken, Flash Fiction Online, Litro, Thresholds, Yellow Chair Review, 3AM and Cadaverine among others. Anushree also writes about football, books, movies, TV for websites, blogs and literary magazines. A first novel is in progress.


LOW BLUE NOTES, a poetry collection by DB Cox (Aug 2015)

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DB Cox is a blues musician/writer from South Carolina. He grew up in a Southern Baptist Orphanage called Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, SC. He graduated from high school in 1966, and joined the Marines Corps right after the Vietnam TET Offensive in 1968. After being discharged in 1972, he spent several years playing guitar in bars, juke joints, and honky tonks across the South. In 1977, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the Berklee School of Music where he discovered a thriving blues scene. After thirty years of playing the music he loves with some great bands, he moved back to South Carolina where he writes and plays in a blues band called “P.C. Red & Almost Blue.” His poems and short stories have been published extensively in the small press in the US and abroad. He has previously published four books of poetry, and one collection of short stories called Unaccustomed Mercy. Low Blue Notes is his fifth collection of poems. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times.


HARD TO LEARN, a kindle novella by J.S. Kierland (April, 2015)

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J.S. KIERLAND is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He did postgrad at Hunter College where he won the New York City playwright award. He was given a full scholarship to the Yale Drama School and became the playwright-in-residence at Lincoln Center, Brandeis University and the Lab Theatre. In Hollywood he was resident playwright at the LAAT, where he founded the successful LA Playwright’s Group, and went on to join Camelot Artists. He has published a novel, edited two books of one-act plays, written two films and has had over forty publications of his short stories in literary reviews and magazines around the country. This is the first collection of his short stories.


THE LIGHTNING TREE, a Kindle Short by Erin Pringle-Toungate (Feb 2015)

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Originally from the Midwest, Erin Pringle-Toungate is the author of the story collection The Floating Order (Two Ravens Press, 2009) and many other stories. She is recently the recipient of a Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship. An earlier version of "The Lightning Tree" was published in the Irish anthology by Aeon Press, Box of Delights; the story will be in her next collection, How The Sun Burns. For more information about her or her work, see http://www.erinpringle.com