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The Mesmerist’s Daugher by Heidi James

-Reviewed by Cath Barton- The Freudian theory about the child wanting to devour the mother who has nourished her is turned on its head in Heidi James’s vivid novella The Mesmerist’s Daughter. Published as a chapbook by Neon Books, this was originally included in an anthology of shorter fiction, Two Tall Tales and One Short…

WOMEN - Chloe Caldwell

Women by Chloe Caldwell

 -Reviewed by Sarah Gonnet– In her novella, Women, Chloe Caldwell discusses love and obsession on a common enough level that it can be understood by anyone. We all know the markings of sexual relationships that she describes; the longing and divided tensions just as much as the united front against the world. Yet despite all…

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Saboteur Awards: Most Innovative Publisher

This month, we will showcase each of the works shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards by category. Next up: most innovative publisher! If you’d like to have your say in the awards, don’t forget to vote! Burning Eye Books Third year running? Not bad for a punk ass poetry press run from a spare bedroom near Bristol. Guess…

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Saboteur Awards: Best Reviewer

This month, we will showcase each of the works shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards by category. Next up: best reviewer! If you’d like to have your say in the awards, don’t forget to vote! Dave Coates The nomination means the world to me. Writing online can sometimes feel like shouting into the void, but it’s great…

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Saboteur Awards: Best One Off Event

This month, we will showcase each of the works shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards by category. Next up: one off’s! If you’d like to have your say in the awards, don’t forget to vote! The 52 Project by Jo Bell 52 started as a gesture of support for the poetry community. It means the world to…

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Saboteur Awards: Best Anthology

This month, we will showcase each of the works shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards by category. Next up: anthologies! If you’d like to have your say in the awards, don’t forget to vote! The Charnel House, ed. by Tom de Freston (Bridgedoor Press) To be shortlisted alongside such impressive work is a testament to the poets…