Anon #7

-Reviewed by Chloe Stopa-Hunt- Around the halfway mark of Anon Seven is a short prose piece by Claire Askew, reflecting on the experience of reading poems ‘blind’ as a competition judge. Askew feelingly depicts the anxieties of the process – what if you recognise a friend’s style, or give all the prizes to the same…

100th Post at Sabotage Reviews and an iPhone app.

Quite a few benchmarks and new departures have been hit recently: our one year anniversary, the inaugural Saboteur Awards, and now our one hundredth post. The most viewed post features a video of Katie Makkai, the least viewed is this very post. To celebrate this one hundredth post, why not download our free iphone app…

Saboteur Awards – The Results

Saboteur Awards The Saboteur Awards are a new award celebrating literary magazines. Over the last few weeks, a team of volunteer judges have been poring over the shortlist, posting to each other copies of the print magazines, getting angry at the mail and dealing with technical hitches. Whilst the top three became clear early in…

Armchair/Shotgun: Issue 2

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- For the uninitiated, Armchair/Shotgun is a biannual compendium of contemporary fiction, poetry, visual art and authorial insight. It is published by a team of active writers operating out of New York, and the journal prides itself in having no regard for the credibility or background of its contributors. As its submissions…

Used Furniture Review

-Reviewed by Claire Trévien- Online magazines seem to go one of two ways: either they emulate the print copy by having a PDF, (or at least separate section dedicated to a singular issue); or, they resemble blogs by having a rolling format. The former are generally more digestible and focused, they have unity, if not a…

Poetry Jam @ The Tea Box 13/05/11

-Reviewed by James Webster and Dana Bubulj- The Night The Tea Box is a charming, genteel and tea-filled place during the day, but at night it dons a mask and cape and transforms into a vibrant local arts venue. With tea. Last month I commented that while a great night, the Jam@TheBox lacked polish, not so…