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Understory is an annual anthology of UAA student achievements in creative writing, language and linguistics, literary studies, and rhetoric and composition.

We are currently accepting creative submissions for the next edition.

The categories for submission are:

  • Prose fiction and creative nonfiction
  • Short plays
  • Poems (please submit no more than five)
  • Short films
  • Photo essays and vignettes 

To be eligible to have your work included, you must be an undergraduate student at UAA enrolled in three or more credit hours.

Submissions will be reviewed in December for consideration for publication in the next edition of Understory. Written work must be submitted in PDF format.

For questions, please contact the Understory editors at


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