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Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 and specializes in reviews of independent, small-circulation literature, which we believe deserves to be held to a critical standard as much as the next best-selling novel. In particular, we review pamphlets, magazines, anthologies, spoken word nights, novellas, short story collections, and various pieces of ephemera. We run the annual Saboteur Awards which celebrates indie literature. Our reviews are being archived by the British Library for posterity.

Sabotage Reviews is run by volunteers and doesn’t make an income, so we regret to say that at present we are not able to pay a fee to editors. However, we are hoping to apply for funding in the future to change this situation, joining the team means playing a part in the website’s future development.

We have a number of vacancies available:

Reviewers

We are always looking for reviewers, previous experience isn’t necessary but be prepared for multiple edits. You can read our guidelines here.

To become a reviewer, please contact the relevant editor:

  • For Fiction, contact Richard T. Watson at [email protected]
  • For (published) Poetry, contact Rebecca Varley-Winter at [email protected]
  • For Spoken Word reviews, contact James Webster at [email protected]
  • For Spoken Word reviews (Wales) contact Mab Jones at [email protected]
  • For interviews contact Will Barrett at [email protected]

Regional/International Spoken Word Reviews Editors:

We want to add more spoken word editors to our team to cover a wider geographical area. We are particularly interested in editors based outside of the south of England and in other areas of the world.

Duties:

  • To write and/or commission reviews of spoken word events, that should be published (roughly) once a month.
  • To edit reviews to a high standard following the guidelines we set out.

Essential Qualities:

  • Excellent communications skills, able to write and edit to a high standard.
  • Knowledge of your local spoken word scene and a passion for its output.
  • You should be a reliable and organized individual with a strong sense of initiative, an inquisitive mind and a sense of humour.

To apply:

Please email a CV/resume, cover letter and sample review to performance@sabotagereviews.com with the subject line: Spoken Word Editor. We are accepting applications for this on a rolling basis.

Social Media Manager

You can be based anywhere in the world for this role.

Duties:

  • Maintain our social media presence on twitter, Facebook and potentially create new ones on different platforms.
  • Co-ordinate with editors to create and send out the monthly newsletter
  • In the run-up to the Saboteur Awards, you will write the press-releases and send them out to relevant outlets.

Essential Qualities:

  • Excellent communications skills with strong social media experience
  • Knowledge of contemporary literature and its outlets (magazines, organizations, publishers, etc).
  • You should be a reliable and organized individual with a strong sense of initiative, an inquisitive mind and a sense of humour.

To apply:

Please email a CV/resume and cover letter to Claire Trévien [email protected] with the subject line: Marketing Officer. We are accepting applications for this on a rolling basis. 

 

 

 

 

 

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