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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, and if you have an idea for a role you don’t see here, please get in touch:

Fiction Editor

We are looking for someone to join the Sabotage team in the role of Fiction Editor. The fiction section forms a large part of our website, so we need someone with both a passion for prose and a keen editorial eye.

Duties:

  • Recruit and maintain a team of volunteer reviewers.
  • Source publications for review (both actively seeking new titles and receiving unsolicited ones).
  • Distribute titles for review to reviewers.
  • Edit and publish reviews, working with reviewers on redrafts where necessary – target of roughly one review per fortnight.
  • Writing the occasional review yourself.
  • Involvement with Saboteur Awards, in conjunction with the rest of the editorial team.

Essential Qualities:

  • You will need strong organisational and written communication skills.
  • You should have experience of editing reviews, or similar work, previously.

To apply:

Please email a CV/resume, cover letter and sample review to [email protected] with the subject line: Spoken Word Editor (London). The position is voluntary at present.

London Spoken Word Editor

We are looking for a Spoken Word Editor to cover London (and the Greater London area), by writing and editing reviews of spoken word in its widest definition. There’s huge demand for coverage and we are in need of help!

Duties:

  • To write and/or commission reviews of spoken word events, that should be published (roughly) twice 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 the London 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 director@sabotagereviews.com with the subject line: Spoken Word Editor (London). The position is voluntary at present.

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:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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