Meet the Reviewers

Cath Barton — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Cath Barton’s prize-winning novella The Plankton Collector (2018) is published by New Welsh Rarebyte and her second novella, In the Sweep of the Bay (2020), by Louise Walters Books. Cath is also active in the on-line flash fiction community.
Photo © Toril Brancher

Twitter: @CathBarton1 | Website:

Jenny Booth — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

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Jenny Booth lives in Sheffield where she works as a nurse and writes short fiction and poetry. She took part in the Northern Short Story Academy in 2019. She has had stories published in Brittle Star and Prole.

Twitter: @inclin8888

Neil Campbell — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Neil Campbell’s third novel Lanyards (Salt Publishing, 2019) is out now. From Manchester, England, he has appeared three times in the annual anthology of Best British Short Stories (2012/2015/2016). He has published three novels, two collections of flash fiction, two collections of short stories, two poetry chapbooks and a poetry collection, as well as appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is currently working on new books and looking for an agent.

Twitter: @neilcambers | Website:

Ben Cassidy — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

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Benjamin Francis Cassidy was born in Blackpool, in 1982. He lives in Manchester with his cat, Lucy, where he gained his Degree, from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2018, in English and Creative Writing. Non-fiction work includes publishing by Louder Than War, Sci-fi Pulse, Mad Hatter Reviews, and Fly on the Wall Press’ Blog. His fiction appears in two new writer anthologies by Comma Press. Ben writes poetry, too and has poems published by Fly on the Wall Press and Yaffle. All his work attempts interpreting what he feels is a very strange world.

Sam Edwards — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Sam graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in English Literature in 2018. After returning to his hometown Manchester, Sam worked in bars for a year, and it was around this time he started writing for Sabotage Reviews.

Nowadays he writes copy for a Health Care firm in London. In his spare time he reads and writes his own fiction, whilst keeping up his reviews for Sabotage.

Trahearne Falvey — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Trahearne Falvey is a teacher and writer from the South Coast of England. His fiction has appeared in Mycelia, Molotov Cocktail and Short Fiction, among other places, and his criticism has appeared in 3AM Magazine.

Twitter: @TrahearneF

Mikiko Fukuda — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Mikiko obtained her MA in English Language and Literature from The University of Victoria in Canada. She has worked as a language and literature instructor at post-secondary institutions in Canada, Japan, Kuwait and Oman. She worked as the Editorial Manager at a publishing firm in Shanghai. She currently works as a freelancer for Oxford University Press.

An avid reader, Mikiko runs a book club and enjoys writing poetry and short stories.

Instagram: @mikifoo82 | Website:

Scott Manley Hadley — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Scott Manley Hadley is a poet and prose writer whose work has been widely published, including in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020. He is Satire Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and an Editor at TRUTHER PRESS.

Scott’s books include Bad Boy Poet (Open Pen, 2018), My Father, From A Distance (Selcouth Station Press, 2019) and the pleasure of regret (Broken Sleep Books, late 2020). He blogs at

Twitter: @Scott_Hadley | Website:

Din Havolli — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Din is a first year Creative Writing PhD student at Edge Hill University. His research investigates the juncture between the short story cycle form and migrant writing, and explores writers engaging with postcolonial trauma theory. This research will be utilised alongside a creative component, an original short story collection titled ‘Leave to Remain’.

Din’s recent work has focused on identity, which was published in the The Calvert Journal, as well as a small piece on youth participation in politics in Kosovo.

Rhys Knapman — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Rhys Knapman is a soon-to-be third year student of Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Worcester. They have an interest in science fiction, fantasy and horror —and most combinations thereof— of any kind. While Rhys is currently unpublished, they are looking to remedy this in the near future. Being fairly new to all this, they don’t have a proper website yet either.

That being said, they do have a strangely named blog on Tumblr…

Blog: dragonpunkfictionfiction

Joshua Lambert — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Josh graduated with a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and has spent his time since then as an editor working with independent authors and self-publishing houses. He’s a ravenous consumer of most anything: literature, food, film, games, and graphic novels, and is equally zealous about deconstructing those things. Thus, reviews, and long, one-sided conversations.

Emma Lee — Contributing Poetry Reviewer

Emma Lee’s publications include The Significance of a Dress (Arachne Press, 2020) and Ghosts in the Desert (Indigo Dreams, 2015). She co-edited Over Land, Over Sea (Five Leaves, 2015), is Poetry Reviews Editor for The Blue Nib, reviews for magazines and blogs at

Emma Lee won Best Reviewer at the Saboteur Awards 2019 and 2020.

Twitter: @Emma_Lee1 | Facebook:

Anna Martin — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

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Anna lives in Oxford where she works in development for a community arts charity.  She writes short stories and creative non-fiction, and reviews fiction and films, with a particular interest in short forms of both. When not reading, writing or watching films, Anna will be walking in the countryside, practicing yoga or eating vegan cake.

Terry Melia — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Terry is the author of Tales from the Greenhills which has recently been produced as an audio-book. His day job is in IT. A rapacious reader and gamer, Terry is currently working on Greenhills part 2 and 3

Twitter: @FromGreenhills

Dipika Mummery — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Dipika is a short story writer from Manchester who is gearing up to have a go at a novel. Her day job is in digital content, and she is a voracious reader, frequent gamer, occasional baker and barely competent runner.

Twitter: @DipikaMummery | Website:

Markku Nivalainen — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Markku is a lapsed academic and an occasional critic. He lives in Pontyclun, Wales, and provides administrative assistance for the Cardiff University Library.

You can get in touch with Markku via his website, The Unemployed

Cherry Potts — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Cherry Potts is an author, publisher and creative writing tutor. Publications include a lesbian fantasy epic, two collections of short stories, and numerous short stories published in anthologies and magazines in print and on-line, and performed at Liars’ League in the UK and Hong Kong. She has completed her second novel, and is currently working on three more.

Cherry is visiting lecturer in creative writing at City, University of London. She runs Arachne Press and is the founder of literature festival, Solstice Shorts. Cherry sings in choirs for fun, and lives with her wife and a very spoilt cat.

Twitter: @CherryJPotts | Website:

Sally Shaw — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Sally has an MA Creative Writing from the University of Leicester. She writes short stories and poetry. She gains inspiration from old photographs, history, and she is inspired by writers Sandra Cisneros, Deborah Morgan and Liz Berry. Her short prose has been published by NEWMAG, Ink Pantry, and Comma Press, and her poetry by AnotherNorth. In 2019 she was longlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award. She writes reviews for Sabotage and Everybody’s Reviewing. Originally from the North West, Sally worked as a nurse for 33 years and now lives in Warwickshire with her partner and three pekin bantams.

Twitter: @SallySh24367017 | Blog:

Kristin D. Urban — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Kristin is a freelance writer, reviewer, and writing tutor to college students. She is a self-described bibliophile and lover of tea. Her work has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Literally, Darling, Sniff & Barkens, and been featured in Medium. She aspires to bake cakes that Mary Berry would be proud of (but is nowhere near that goal), and loves taking long, rambling walks.

More Contributing Reviewers

Sam Pryce — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

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