The LINCOLN UNDERGROUND:  

     {An independent literary magazine in Lincoln, Nebraska}

Resistance Issue Cover Art by Kishan Sinha.


Contributors to this 2018 Resistance Issue:

Lane Chasek

Alicia Curti

John H. Dobrovolny

Margo L.H. Foreman

Eleanor Hart

John Hawkhead

Ashley Heckman   

Amy Keller

Madeline Kimme

Ell Kinsey

T. Michael Manos

Jeff Martinson

Abbie Normal

Benjamin Okyerefo

Phip Ross

Patricia Scott

Kishan Sinha

Tom Ukinski

Mandy VanLaningham


Hello and welcome to The Lincoln Underground!


Our 2018 Resistance Issue hits shelves on August 13, 2018. Join us at our release party and reading at:


Crescent Moon Coffee

8th & P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

(Lower level, below Ten Thousand Villages)

Monday, August 13th

Reading from 7-8 pm, followed by Poetry/Prose Open Mic Night


Come pick up your copy of the new issue, along with any back issues you might've missed! Hear readings from the poets and writers featured in this issue! And share your own work at the poetry/prose open mic night that takes place afterwards. We hope to see you there!


Why a resistance issue? Well, there is so much going on in our country right now that needs protesting in every way possible. We wanted to do our part, and that means creating a place for creative people to pool our work together for a common cause and collect works of art on the theme of resistance. As with any protest, our voices are stronger together than alone. So we hope that this magazine issue will, in some small way, contribute to the protest movement that says kindness, equality, compassion are important -- they are American values -- and we reject the racism, divisiveness, bullying and hatred of the current president and his administration.


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, writer and accounting clerk, 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!