Submissions open: In Conversation with… Literary Journals!

Sabotage Reviews is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Fly on the Wall Press, to launch…

In Conversation with Literary Journals

After the instant success of our previous collaboration, In Conversation with Small Press Publishers, Sabotage Reviews and Fly on the Wall Press are delighted to announce a second work in this series. This work will be another personal series of literary journal interviews, curated by Charley Barnes, Managing Director of Sabotage Reviews and Isabelle Kenyon, Managing Director of Fly on the Wall Press. Broken into categories including poetry, flash fiction and short stories, with submissions welcome on an international scale, this book aims to help authors in finding the right home for their works.

Book coming April 2022.

Information for Literary Journals:

Would you like to be featured as part of the interview series?

To apply you must fit within the following criteria:

  • ​An international journal that has been running for 6 months
  • You must have the intention to be running, either in print or online, for the following 3 years
  • You publish work of either poetry, flash fiction or short stories, or a combination of these styles

The interview form is available now, as a Google Form, and you can find it just here. This form will close on December 1st, midnight UK time.

In the allocated form (available here) there are a number of questions available for you to choose from. In the first instance, you are welcomed to choose 3 questions as a standard listing (or free listing). Alongside this, there will be an enhanced listing available for a fee of £25 which will buy a two-page listing that is customisable to your needs and wants – including space for your submission details!

Depending on the level of interest, there is a chance that we may have to be selective with the journals featured. However, we will try to include the details of everyone who expresses an interest in being interviewed. We will also publicise both the book and the journals involved across our respective social media channels throughout the project.

We hope this second interview series will form part of the syllabus for many University Creative Writing course reading lists, as well as being an excellent resources for those looking to place their work with individual journals.  

About Fly on the Wall Press

Fly on the Wall is a social enterprise company and a not for profit publisher, based in Manchester. We publish high quality anthologies on pressing issues, chapbooks and poetry products, from exceptional poets around the globe, with socially conscious themes. We were shortlisted for Small Press of the Year 2020 in the British Book Awards (Nibbies, The Bookseller).

About Sabotage Reviews

Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 by Claire Trévien to provide dynamic commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on independent, small-budget literature; poetry pamphlets, short stories and live performance (particularly open mic events and spoken word shows).

Sabotage is representative of the hugely diverse amount of work actually being made and written in the ‘literary ecology’. We stand for inclusiveness and commitment to new voices in literature.

‘In poetry, if the stale old hierarchies – page v stage, artist v critic, establishment v avant-garde – are crumbling, it’s because of the work encouraged by Sabotage.’ — Susannah Herbert, director of the Forward Prizes and National Poetry Day.