Since 2011, Sabotage Reviews have been marking their birthday with a series of awards for “the publications/performances we’ve enjoyed most during the year.” Although the site’s mission was (initially, at least) to “celebrate the ephemeral”, the Saboteur Awards seem to be here to stay: they’ve become a key part of the British independent publishing scene, with occasional recognition for writers and publishers from further afield.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Saboteur Awards, we’re showcasing some of the best work from this year’s shortlisted authors in the Best Poetry Pamphlet and Best Short Story Collection categories. To read more, all you need to do is click the links below:
From the Best Poetry Pamphlet shortlist
‘Open-Plan’, Neil Elder
‘Life Just Swallows You Up’, Tania Hershman
‘I Am Where’, Julie Morrissy
‘Passing Through’, Stuart A Paterson
‘Anne Whittle (alias chattox)’, Camille Ralphs
From the Best Short Story Collection shortlist
‘We’ve Got Each Other and That’s A Lot’, Jan Carson
‘Curlew’, Chrissie Gittins
‘Fly’, David Hartley
‘Beautiful Existence’, Lara Williams
*Danielle McLaughlin’s work was removed at the request of Random House. Anyone wanting to read stories from the shortlisted collection online should head here, or here.