Saboteur Awards 2018: The Winners

After a two-day extravaganza, the winners of the Saboteur Awards 2018 were finally announced. A huge thank you to our volunteers, our venues, and our sponsors – Sacred Gin and the Arts Council. Without further ado, results below!

Best Anthology

#MeToo: A Women’s Poetry Anthology, ed. Deborah Alma

Runner-up: Please Hear What I’m Not Saying (ed. Isabelle Kenyon)

Best Collaborative Work

Inheritance by Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris

Runner up: Black Flamingo by Dean Atta and Ben Connors

Best Reviewer

Jade Cuttle

Runner up: Sandeep Parmar

Most Innovative Publisher

404 Ink

Runner-up: Indigo Dreams Publishing

Best Spoken Word Show

This is Not a Safe Space by Jackie Hagan

Runner up: Hopeless by Leyla Josephine

Best Regular Spoken Word Night

Verbose (Manchester)

Runner up: Find the Right Words (Leicester)

Best Poetry Pamphlet

Rice & Rain by Romalyn Ante

Runner up: Paisley by Rakhshan Rizwan

Best Novella

How to Make a Window Snake by Charmaine Wilkerson

The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga

Best Wildcard

Yours Faithfully, Edna Wellthorpe

Runner up: I Am Not a Silent Poet

Best Magazine

Into the Void

Runner up: The Journal

Best Short Story Collection

Hings by Chris McQueer

Runner up: Come, Let Us Sing Anyway by Leone Ross

Best Spoken Word Performer

Shruti Chauhan

Runner up: Susan Evans