Underground is Georgia State University’s undergraduate art and literary journal. Our staff consists entirely of undergraduate students who attend the university’s Atlanta campus. We publish an issue of art, prose, and poetry once every semester. We love (and want) work that is experimental, daring, and a little bit weird. If that sounds like you, then consider submitting your work to us!

We accept submissions from all undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university or college. Please see our “Submissions” page for details on our submission process and reading periods.

Cayce Tiedemann, Editor in Chief

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Cayce is a senior studying film and music as well as a former contributor of poetry to Underground. She looks forward to continuing her education and teaching after being inspired by a handful of fearless women professors here at GSU. When she isn’t studying, her free time is spent amplifying civil and human rights, challenging the patriarchy, engaging mental health and recovery support in the community, and caring for two goofy looking dogs. She dedicates this bio and any legacy she may leave behind at GSU to her late dog, Phoebe.

Rebecca BatesProduction Editor

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Rebecca is a junior who is currently pursuing a studio art major with a concentration in graphic design. She’s been enthralled with art ever since she can remember, experimenting with all forms of artistic expression— including dabbling in creative writing. She loves to gather inspiration from various places, whether it be other artists, film, or cartoons because she’s a huge nerd like that. One day, Rebecca will actually finish one of her numerous self-inflicted projects.

Alice BensonPoetry Editor


Alice is a sophomore English major with a concentration in creative writing. Among her many interests are late-night walks to the nearest Waffle House, quaint thrift stores, and X-Files reruns. She hopes to either pursue a career in fiction or become a translator for American Sign Language. In all her endeavors, she would like to send a special thanks to her loving boyfriend, the Mothman.

Victoria Smith, Prose Editor

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Victoria Smith is an undergraduate student tackling a major in public relations and a minor in sociology. Her affection for literature sprouted early in life and quickly grew into the intention to pursue a career in the publishing industry. Her continuous quest to seek out perspective through art led her to her position here at Underground. She is inspired by the collective creativity found on campus, and she hopes to hearten the craft of her community at Georgia State University.

Harrison Gallo, Art Editor 

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Harrison is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Although he’s working towards a STEM degree, art has always been his passion. His primary medium is black and white film photography with a focus on multiple exposure techniques. Along with still film photography, he creates and designs his own silk screens to print his visuals and typographic work so that he can share it with his friends.