Prizes and Fluff

May 16, 2016

A Thank You Letter to Our Invaluable Readers (and prizes!)


Underground Book Reviews is, at its core, a community. Last year, we transitioned from a small blog to an online magazine, and the move was fueled by you, our readers. During that first year, we asked many of you to explore our “Beta” website and give us feedback. You did, and the responses we got were invaluable.

Sometimes It’s Okay to Fluff

by Renee Miller            

We’re told to eliminate fluff from our writing. Get rid of the extra shit. Don’t build up the prose with unnecessary fluffy nonsense, because there’s no purpose to it. No message.

REVERIE Wins Our First Popular By Vote Badge!


The “Popular by Vote” badge is given to the first book to break a vote threshold on our website. REVERIE by Lauren Rico is the first to break 100 votes, and wins the honor! Our new threshold if 200 votes.


Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

Learn more about our Award system
A Necessary Act by Tony Wirt

David and Matt were content to keep their suspicions about Scott to themselves until a simple trip to the library set them on parallel trajectories where even the most careful plans have unexpected consequences that can rock a community and reverberate long after they’re gone.

Pitch Perfect Finalists

Forever and One Week by Caroline Cairn
Tupelo Honey by Lis Anna-Langston
Epiphany Man by D. B. Patterson
DARKEST HOUR by Tony Russo
The Eighth Day by Joseph John

Popular Submissions

Submissions that piqued our readers' interest...

Shadowed Strength by Wendi L. Wilson
A Dusky Messenger (Seeking Mana – Tome 1) by William Hyllside

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