Tag Archives: Rory O’Sullivan

‘SILVER’ (ed. Melanie Villines & Joan Jobe Smith)

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- Here’s an idea: invite some of your colleagues in the writing scene to submit individual pieces of short fiction, novel excerpts, verse, screenplay and other literary minutiae – all of which must honour a pre-determined theme – collate them, shuffle them into a polished sequence, then sit back and watch your…

A Fiction Round-Up 2012

-Decided by Richard T. Watson- ‘Tis the season to be making lists and round-ups of the previous year, so it’s just the right time for a look back over the year for Sabotage Reviews and our fiction coverage. Arguably, we could do this at any time of year, but it seems more fashionable in December.…

Top Website for Self-Publishers Award

-We interrupt the usual broadcast with Claire Trévien- We were delighted to find out today that Sabotage Reviews was nominated by members of The Alliance for Independent Authors for their Top Website for Self-Publishers Award. Here is the shiny badge they gave us for it: Also nominated and worth a look were: World Literary Café http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/ Lindsay www.lindsayburoker.com…

Armchair/Shotgun: Issue 3

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- Had you the misfortune, lack of foresight or ignorance to miss either Issue 1 or 2 of Armchair/Shotgun, all is not lost: for the Brooklyn-based magazine has returned and has come up trumps again – surpassing the expectations laid down by the first two instalments, as this literary compendium continues to…

An Interview with some Editors of Armchair/Shotgun

-Richard T. Watson speaks to Evan Simko-Bednarski and John Cusick- Earlier this year, we at Sabotage opened up voting for the second of our Saboteur Awards (which marked, not coincidentally, our second birthday). At the head of an impressive field was the New York-based magazine Armchair/Shotgun, praised variously as ‘obscure, powerful and entertaining’ and ‘a…

Radgepacket #6

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- If short stories about East End cannibalism, council estate dawn raids, petty murder or smack-happy voyeurs busting a paedophile ring aren’t currently on your ‘to-read’ list, then prepare to take a literary smack in the chops like never before. This is because the wonderful, if slightly crazy, people at Byker Books…

‘Living Room Stories’ by Andy Harrod

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- Living Rooms Stories is the literary sister of a set of instrumental tracks by Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds (Living Room Songs), for which he recorded a piece a day for seven days in his Reykjavik apartment. Andy Harrod’s literary counterpart comprises of short stories, each influenced by one of Arnalds’ compositions,…

Fiction Reviews: A 2011 ‘Top Ten’

-Decided by Richard T. Watson- It’s the time of year for lists again: lists of things, lists of people, lists of events and occasionally, just occasionally, lists of lists. I think lists of lists are my favourite. It’s also a time to look for Christmas presents. Sabotage’s own Claire Trévien has already provided a Top…

Clinic II

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- In Clinic’s own words, this – their second anthology – is a “physical embodiment” of their raison d’être – an artistic collaboration of art, music and poetry. On the face of it, you might be forgiven for thinking that this is a collection that deals purely with poetry, but art is…