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About

Thank you for helping us become a certified non-profit organization! 

Underground Writers Association is an informal nonprofit organization that helps writers get published. In 2018 we successfully launched two anthology books, along with creating two feature artist books. Coming into 2019 we have broadened our goals to make more exciting opportunities for writers. Our goal is to raise enough money so that we do not have to charge any submission fee's for The Poets of Maine & The Poets of New England anthology books in 2019. 

Yes, you heard right. Free poetry competitions! 

Our first year we released 4 books which included:

The Poets of Maine Anthology Vol. 1, The Poets of New England Anthology Vol.1, Things We Lost by Joel Carpenter & Seasons: Lovesong Antitheses by Jayjay Conrad 

Goals for 2019 

The Poets of Maine Anthology Vol. 2:  Poets of Maine is A poetry competition for people who have lived or are currently living in the state of Maine. If funded submissions will begin Jan. 1st and end Feb. 1st. 

The Poets of New England Anthology Vol. 2:  Poets of New England is a poetry competition for writers who live in New England. If funded submissions will begin in the summer of 2019. 

National/Global Anthology: If funded we will have a national review open to poets/writers/artists not just in America but all over the globe! 

Touring Poets Books: We will create two books during the year comprised of 2-5 poets each. 

Featured Artist Books: Two writers with complete manuscripts will be selected as featured artists. UWA will create their book and place it in bookstores. 

Level 1 Goal $1,059   

  • Non-profit status - $339                                   
  • Website - $120  
  • Poets of Maine Anthology - $600 

Level 2 - $2,259

  • Poets of New England Anthology - $600
  • National Poetry Competition - $600

Level 3 - $3,659

  • Two Traveling Poets Books - $700 
  • Two Featured Artist Books - $700

Level 4 - $4,499 

  • Submittable for a year - $840 

Level 5 - $9,499    ( a guy can dream right? ) 

  • Tour Vehicle - $5,000 

Risks and challenges

Our greatest challenge will be getting funding for all the books we desire to create in 2019. I do believe it is possible with the help of our community. Thank you for supporting indie publishing.

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    Have your name in the credits of our next national anthology book!

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    Be the first to submit to our debut national anthology poetry book set to release 2019. Black and white art, poetry and short stories will be accepted.

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    Promotion

    Do you have a book release, a reading or poem that you want to share with the world. If you need help getting seen by the masses we can help! We will offer one post of your choosing backed with paid targeted marketing on our social media page reaching thousands of people.

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    Hot off the press. You receive The Poets of Maine Vol. 1 // The Poets of New England Vol. 1 // Things We Lost //and Seasons: livelong antitheses by Jayjay Conrad

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    Touring Poets Entry Fee

    We are making a poetry book made up of 2-4. These poets will tour together around New England in the start of 2019. You must have at least 15-20 poems to be eligible for the book. Please email us with any questions. joelcarpenter@ymail.com

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    Do you have a complete manuscript? Ready to take the next step? We offer the most affordable book making services on the god damn planet. Contact us for more info.

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    Help run the show and join the UWA board. Board members help make bad-ass decisions to empower writers in the community.

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