The Underground Writers Association is an informal non-profit indie publisher est. 2017, from Portland, Maine. We run contests for annual print anthologies and our mission is to help emerging writers get their books professionally edited, designed, printed, and promoted to regional booksellers.


UWA was founded under the belief that our communities are better off with writers sharing their creative talent, and having the opportunities to do so. UWA is dedicated to making big splashes and bringing daring book projects into the literary world.

You can find our books both on Amazon and in independent bookstores around the New England region. Some of our titles are available through Ingram for wider distribution. Are you an indie bookseller? We would love to hear from you



“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 


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Portland, Maine 04103

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