Meet the Reviewers

Cath Barton — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Cath Barton’s prize-winning novella The Plankton Collector is published by New Welsh Rarebyte and her second novella, In the Sweep of the Bay, will be published by Louise Walters Books in November 2020. Cath is also active in the on-line flash fiction community.
Photo © Toril Brancher

Twitter: @CathBarton1 | Website: cathbarton.com


Neil Campbell — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Neil Campbell’s third novel Lanyards (Salt Publishing, 2019) is out now. From Manchester, England, he has appeared three times in the annual anthology of Best British Short Stories (2012/2015/2016). He has published three novels, two collections of flash fiction, two collections of short stories, two poetry chapbooks and a poetry collection, as well as appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is currently working on new books and looking for an agent.

Twitter: @neilcambers | Website: ncampbellwriter.wixsite.com


Sam Edwards — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Sam graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in English Literature in 2018. After returning to his hometown Manchester, Sam worked in bars for a year, and it was around this time he started writing for Sabotage Reviews.

Nowadays he writes copy for a Health Care firm in London. In his spare time he reads and writes his own fiction, whilst keeping up his reviews for Sabotage.


Trahearne Falvey — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Trahearne Falvey is a teacher and writer from the South Coast of England. His fiction has appeared in Mycelia, Molotov Cocktail and Short Fiction, among other places, and his criticism has appeared in 3AM Magazine.

Twitter: @TrahearneF


Mikiko Fukuda — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Mikiko obtained her MA in English Language and Literature from The University of Victoria in Canada. She has worked as a language and literature instructor at post-secondary institutions in Canada, Japan, Kuwait and Oman. She worked as the Editorial Manager at a publishing firm in Shanghai. She currently works as a freelancer for Oxford University Press.

An avid reader, Mikiko runs a book club and enjoys writing poetry and short stories.

Instagram: @mikifoo82 | Website: thetravellingeditor.blogspot.com


Scott Manley Hadley — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Scott Manley Hadley is a poet and prose writer whose work has been widely published, including in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020. He is Satire Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and an Editor at TRUTHER PRESS.

Scott’s books include Bad Boy Poet (Open Pen, 2018), My Father, From A Distance (Selcouth Station Press, 2019) and the pleasure of regret (Broken Sleep Books, late 2020). He blogs at TriumphoftheNow.com.

Twitter: @Scott_Hadley | Website: scottmanleyhadley.com


Rhys Knapman — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Rhys Knapman is a soon-to-be third year student of Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Worcester. They have an interest in science fiction, fantasy and horror —and most combinations thereof— of any kind. While Rhys is currently unpublished, they are looking to remedy this in the near future. Being fairly new to all this, they don’t have a proper website yet either.

That being said, they do have a strangely named blog on Tumblr…

Blog: dragonpunkfictionfiction


Joshua Lambert — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Josh graduated with a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, and has spent his time since then as an editor working with independent authors and self-publishing houses. He’s a ravenous consumer of most anything: literature, food, film, games, and graphic novels, and is equally zealous about deconstructing those things. Thus, reviews, and long, one-sided conversations.


Emma Lee — Contributing Poetry Reviewer

Emma Lee’s publications include The Significance of a Dress (Arachne Press, 2020) and Ghosts in the Desert (Indigo Dreams, 2015). She co-edited Over Land, Over Sea (Five Leaves, 2015), is Poetry Reviews Editor for The Blue Nib, reviews for magazines and blogs at emmalee1.wordpress.com.

Emma Lee won Best Reviewer at the Saboteur Awards 2019 and 2020.

Twitter: @Emma_Lee1 | Facebook: facebook.com/EmmaLee1

Terry Melia — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Terry is the author of Tales from the Greenhills which has recently been produced as an audio-book. His day job is in IT. A rapacious reader and gamer, Terry is currently working on Greenhills part 2 and 3

Twitter: @FromGreenhills


Dipika Mummery — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Dipika is a short story writer from Manchester who is gearing up to have a go at a novel. Her day job is in digital content, and she is a voracious reader, frequent gamer, occasional baker and barely competent runner.

Twitter: @DipikaMummery | Website: dipikawrites.wordpress.com


Markku Nivalainen — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Markku is a lapsed academic and an occasional critic. He lives in Pontyclun, Wales, and provides administrative assistance for the Cardiff University Library.

You can get in touch with Markku via his website, The Unemployed Philosopherunemployed-philosopher.co.uk


Cherry Potts — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Cherry Potts is an author, publisher and creative writing tutor. Publications include a lesbian fantasy epic, two collections of short stories, and numerous short stories published in anthologies and magazines in print and on-line, and performed at Liars’ League in the UK and Hong Kong. She has completed her second novel, and is currently working on three more.

Cherry is visiting lecturer in creative writing at City, University of London. She runs Arachne Press and is the founder of literature festival, Solstice Shorts. Cherry sings in choirs for fun, and lives with her wife and a very spoilt cat.

Twitter: @CherryJPotts | Website: arachnepress.com


Sally Shaw — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Sally has an MA Creative Writing from the University of Leicester. She writes short stories and poetry. She gains inspiration from old photographs, history, and she is inspired by writers Sandra Cisneros, Deborah Morgan and Liz Berry. Her short prose has been published by NEWMAG, Ink Pantry, and Comma Press, and her poetry by AnotherNorth. In 2019 she was longlisted for the Sunderland Short Story Award. She writes reviews for Sabotage and Everybody’s Reviewing. Originally from the North West, Sally worked as a nurse for 33 years and now lives in Warwickshire with her partner and three pekin bantams.

Twitter: @SallySh24367017 | Blog: SallyShaw88.wixsite.com


Kristin D. Urban — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Kristin is a freelance writer, reviewer, and writing tutor to college students. She is a self-described bibliophile and lover of tea. Her work has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Literally, Darling, Sniff & Barkens, and been featured in Medium. She aspires to bake cakes that Mary Berry would be proud of (but is nowhere near that goal), and loves taking long, rambling walks.


More Contributing Reviewers

Jenny Booth — Contributing Fiction Reviewer

Sam Pryce — Contributing Fiction Reviewer


Previous Contributors

View a list of the many contributors who have written reviews and features for Sabotage Reviews over the years.