The LINCOLN UNDERGROUND:  

     {An independent literary magazine in Lincoln, Nebraska}

Resistance Issue Cover Art by Kishan Sinha

Hello and welcome to The Lincoln Underground!


Our 2018 Resistance Issue is out now! Pick up your copy at A Novel Idea Bookstore or Francie & Finch in Lincoln, Nebraska. 


Outside Lincoln? E-mail us for details of how to purchase your copy.


Our Co-Editor Jeff also hosts a weekly writers' open mic night. Come join us! Here's the info:


Poetry at the Moon

Every Monday at 7 pm

Crescent Moon Coffee

8th & P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

(Lower level)


A Little Bit About The Lincoln Underground

We published The Lincoln Underground from 2012 - 2016, with sixteen print issues and one final electronic issue. Find some of our previous issues at Amazon.com here.


From the beginning, what has set us apart is that we take submissions from anyone and everyone, and consider all submissions equally. We do not look at previous publishing credits, education, or other appearance-related factors, but we publish content solely based on the merit of the work. This has led to us publishing work by grandmas, kids, and poets who have been writing in notebooks privately for years, but never shared their work with anyone. We treat all work with respect. While we cannot publish all submissions, we will offer a kindly, informed critique of all work we must reject. Basically, we have decided to be the literary magazine we wish to see in the world. Note: at this time, we cannot pay our contributors, but we give all contributors a free copy of the magazine and the option to purchase additional copies at a reduced cost.


We are a small, independent magazine founded and edited by Amy Keller and Jeff Martinson, a husband-and-wife team. Amy is a singer-songwriter, artist, and writer, while Jeff is a poet, a carpenter, and hosts Poetry at the Moon every Monday night at Crescent Moon Coffee here in Lincoln. More info, including an About Us page, coming soon!