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The Saboteur Awards are Back!

The sixth annual Saboteur Awards are now open for nominations. Celebrating the best of the indie literature scene, from poetry pamphlets to live performance, the awards are decided by public nominations and votes. Voting occurs in two rounds: Round 1: Nominations 1-24th April 2016 Shortlist announced 1st May Round 2: Vote on the shortlist, 1-24th…

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Dynamite: a Saboteur Awards commission

We are now open for proposals We want to commission a piece which can be an installation, or a performance, or a publication, or a mix of these things which will be distributed/performed/on display at the next Saboteur Awards. Ideally, the creation would result in something tangible for the audience to take away. Last year,…

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Saboteur Awards Fundraiser #pamphletparty

-by Claire Trévien– I am raising money for the Saboteur Awards 2016 by reviewing a poetry pamphlet a day over at Sabotage Reviews for the whole month of December. Sabotage Reviews and its awards are run on a shoestring budget,  we receive no external funding (though we were lucky to receive a Grant for the Arts from Arts…

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The Devil’s Tattoo by Brett Evans

– Reviewed by Stephen Payne – I am a Facebook friend of Brett Evans, as well as his publishers, so that in the time I’ve been reading The Devil’s Tattoo, I have learned about other reviews, and have been unable to resist looking. The reviews are strikingly positive and consistent: this is a very well-received…

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Jebel Marra by Michelle Green

-Reviewed by Cath Barton- The Darfur region of Southern Sudan in the Nile Valley of North Africa has been riven by civil war since 2003. Michelle Green worked for a humanitarian aid agency in Darfur in 2005 and this collection of 15 stories is rooted in her experiences there. Clearly such work has a strong…