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Saboteur Awards 2015

The 2015 Saboteur Awards are now open for nominations until 30th April! This is your chance to tell us about the works that really stood out for you in the last year (since 30th April 2014). There are no panels of judges, just public voting. You need to nominate in three categories for your vote…

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‘Literary Jury Duty': Why Reviewing Matters.

Nominations for the next Saboteur Awards will open on 1st April. As we look towards them, here is what Afric McGlinchey, runner up in last year’s Best Reviewer Award, has to say about the award and reviewing poetry. I’m guessing that most reviewers are themselves poets. Many of us know that heart-in-mouth feeling of waiting…

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Poetry Round-Up 2014

-by Claire Trévien- It’s been a busy year for published poetry over at Sabotage Reviews, we’ve reviewed in the last year around 124 poetry titles, including anthologies, pamphlets, collections, and magazines. This increase in activity is all due to our wonderful reviewers, which includes regulars who’ve been writing for us for a few years now…

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Fiction Round-Up 2014

-Compiled by Richard T. Watson– It’s time once again to look back at the past twelve months and raise a warm drink to the ever-dark nights, mornings, evenings, and, increasingly, afternoons. I’ve gone with mulled wine. ‘Tis the season, you know, for holding back the night and lighting up the dark. [Apologies for those not…

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Escape Kit by William Thirsk-Gaskill

 -Reviewed by Sarah Gonnet– One of the main advantages of writing a novella instead of a full-length novel is the energy the shorter form allows for. William Thirsk-Gaskill takes full advantage of this. He creates voices for his characters that are spikey with humour and poetic sensitivities. The nuances and everyday characteristics of the characters…

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Saboteur Awards 2014: Performance

-In which James Webster sums up the categories he presented at the awards- After a lot of voting, some great performances, a brilliant (bank account-busting) book fair and, in addition to the performances, a hilarious video from Best One-Off Event nominated show The Anti-Slam (a show that plumbed the gut-bustingly funny depths of poetic disaster),…

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Saboteur Awards 2014: Fiction

-In which Richard T. Watson sums up the categories he presented at the 2014 Saboteur Awards- Best Magazine Magazines are of course not limited to fiction, and many of this year’s nominees for Best Magazine have long-standing reputations for their printed poetry. Not least of these was Rising, last year’s winner, still the champion of…

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Saboteur Awards 2014 – Results!

For a more in-depth account of each awards, click here for poetry, here for fiction, and here for performances! You can also check out the storify here to get a feel for the night. In the meantime, here are the results: Best Anthology Winner: Weird Lies, ed. Cherry Potts and Katy Darby (Arachne Press) Runner-Up: The Apple Anthology,…

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Saboteur Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Saboteur Awards are now open! Tickets can be bought here. Like the literature and performances they celebrate, the Saboteur Awards are ephemeral and ever-changing. But some things stay the same: we’re always looking to reward work that has, since our last awards, really made us and/or our readers sit up and take notice…

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Fiction Round-Up 2013

-Compiled by Richard T. Watson– We have a Christmas tradition of sorts at Sabotage: to post a festive round-up of the year’s highlights in December, and to start by (mis)quoting that carol about it being the season to be jolly. And what is Christmas without its twee traditions? So here goes, 365 days from the…