About Underground

Underground is Georgia State University’s very own undergraduate literary journal. Our staff consists entirely of undergraduate students who attend the university’s Atlanta campus. We publish an issue of poetry, prose, and art 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 in America, from every accredited university and college. Please see our “Submissions” page for details on our submission process and reading periods.


Alec Prevett, Editor-in-Chief

Alec Prevett is a senior studying creative writing in fiction. He enjoys writing both fiction and poetry, and considers his own style of writing to be more akin to a sprinter than a marathon runner. He began writing with the hopes of being an indie-rock musician, which goes to show that you almost never become the adult you hoped to be when you were seventeen. Now he writes because Frank O’Hara’s ghost keeps bullying him. In addition to being the EIC of Underground, he is also a tutor in the Georgia State Writing Studio.

Varsha Iyer, Production Editor

Varsha Iyer is a senior pursuing a major in Multimedia Reporting Journalism and a double minor in both Creative Writing and Sociology. She has been in love with the way words provoke different emotions and actions within individuals, affecting their consciousness to incite change between people. She has been writing, editing, and designing from a young age. Her passions only grow as she furthers her education, and she aspires to continue writing and editing for many years to come.

Abbi DeLeve, Prose Editor

Abbi DeLeve is heading into her senior year as an English Major with a focus in Creative Writing. If all goes according to plan, she’ll be graduating at the ripe old age of twenty-seven. She hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and attended college up north for a couple years before taking a break to bartend and travel. She decided to return to school here in Atlanta, and her love of reading, writing, and editing all things text led her to pursue a degree in writing fiction, and land the job as prose editor for Underground 2017-18. She is currently working on a science fiction novel; after graduation she hopes to continue traveling as a writer and to teach English as a Second Language in either Asia or Central/South America, before returning to the States to pursue a career in publishing.

Sarah Jessica Dunn, Art Editor

Sarah Jessica is currently a senior majoring in Media Entrepreneurship. Whether it be paint, pencils, or photography, she’s loved and has been creating art since she was a small child. When she’s not scouting campus for new artists to feature in Underground, she’s interning at The Masquerade and photographing live concerts! One day she aspires to work on her own or for another art- or music-related publication.


Grace Aldis, Poetry Editor

Grace Aldis is a junior English (Creative Writing – Poetry) and History double major. She has wanted to be a writer since before she can remember, and she is dedicated to all things literature. She started reading poetry when she found an Edgar Allen Poe poetry collection during her scene phase in middle school, and hasn’t stopped loving it since. Currently she is into modern Imagist poets such as William Carlos Williams, but she loves all contemporary poetry. She is honored and ecstatic to be working on Underground!