Tag Archives: Polarity Magazine

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…

Saboteur Awards – The Shortlist

Here, at last, is the long-awaited shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards, 2011. Here are the publications that caught our reviewers’ eyes out of the selection featured in the Sabotage. They reflect the eclectic tastes of our (voluntary) reviewers. Apologies to last-minute requests from magazines to be reviewed, several reviewers had to back out at the…

‘No, Robot, No!’ by Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving

-Reviewed by Claire Trevien-  Roy Marvin and Eve Bishop, the authors of No, Robot, No! are in fact, as you probably know, Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving, the maverick power-couple behind Fuselit, Sidekick Books and other delicious projects. Jon Stone writes here that the reason for the pseudonyms was that Irving didn’t feel ready for…

Saboteur Awards 2011 – The Longlist

A reminder of the rules: this longlist will be added to as and when new reviews of magazines are posted up on the website. It will be closed to new additions at the end of the month. Reviewers will cast a vote on their favourite so as to make up the shortlist. If you want…

End of Year Round-Up: Jon Stone

A continuation of the End of Year Series, you can read Luke Kennard’s answers here and what our reviewers have to say here. Jon Stone is the production editor and designer of hand-crafted art and literature magazine Fuselit and its press imprint Sidekick Books.  His poem ‘Jack Root’ was highly commended at the 2009 National…

End of Year Round-Up: The Reviewers

2010 was the year Sabotage went from being just a thought to a fully-fledged website. To celebrate not just the wonderful reviewers who are the backbone of this site, but also the literature that has made our year what it is, I have asked several reviewers to answer these three short questions: -Has 2010 brought…

Polarity Magazine #1 ‘Death vs. Taxes’

Polarity is a rare audacity in the midst of budget cuts: a beautifully produced glossy-papered magazine. At a time when magazines tend to keep themselves to the less pricey realm of internet, this is a bold move funded by editor George Ttouli and his parents. The magazine aims to fill a gap in the market…

Various Pieces of News #June

1) The Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition for 2010 is now open. The website also features a very useful workshop by Jane Holland on learning to remove from pedestals first drafts – I think we can all learn from that! 2) TODAY! Little Episodes is hosting an ‘afternoon of live music and literature, smack-dab in the…