Saboteur Awards 2013: The Shortlist

Saboteur Awards 2013: The Shortlist

Sabotage, the online reviewer of all things independently published, from from pamphlets and magazines, to stapled pieces of paper and installation poetry, or in their words “those ephemeral works that are often created on a small budget and distributed to a limited amount of people,” today announced the shortlist for its annual Sabouteur Awards.

The list is full of women writers worth getting excited about The list is full of women writers worth getting excited about: they dominate the Best Spoken Word Performer, Best Poetry Pamphlet and Best One-Off categories, with two proudly feminist publications, Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, and Binders Full of Women, nominated for Best Poetry Anthology and Best “one off” respectively.

Emma Jones, Vanessa Kisuule and Fay Roberts, each nominated for best spoken word performance, are especially worth watching out for, as is Lucy Ayrton, who receives a well-deserved nomination in the Best Spoken Word Show category for her beautiful, feminist examination of the fairtytale, Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry.

Winners will be decided based on the results of the public vote, now open and closing at midnight on the 1st May, with winners announced at a bash at Book Club on the 29th May. We for one are looking forward to it!

Best of luck to all the nominees, a full list of which can be found on the website.

Rebecca Winson