Saboteur Awards 2018

Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 by Claire Trévien to provide dynamic commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on independent, small-budget literature; poetry pamphlets, short stories and live performance (particularly open mic events and spoken word shows). 

Sabotage is representative of the hugely diverse amount of work actually being made and written in the ‘literary ecology’. They stand for inclusiveness and commitment to new voices in literature.

Best Short Story Collection Shortlist

Fifteen Minutes
By Erinna Mettler
Bank Holiday Hurricane
By Kelly Creighton
By Chris McQueer
You Will Grow Into Them
By Malcolm Devlin

Best Short Story Collection Longlist

A Witness of Waxwings
By Alison Lock
The Chemist's House
By Jude Higgins
Food Of The Gods
By Em Dehaney
Hollow Shores
By Gary Budden
Her Body And Other Parties
By Carmen Maria Machado
Paisley Shirt
By Gail Aldwin
Room Little Darker
By June Caldwell

Best Novella Shortlist

Dead Dogs & Angels
By Mickela Sonola
By Chay Collins
The Reactive
By Masande Ntshanga

How to Make A Window Snake by Charmaine Wilkerson (Ad Hoc Fiction) 

Seed by Joanna Walsh (Visual Editions)*


Best Novella Longlist

Gaudy Bauble
By Isabel Waidner
By Hanne Orstavik, Martin Aitken
El Hacho
By Luis Carrasco
Mapping the Interior
By Stephen Graham Jones
Our Bright Dark Summer
By Richard Daniels
Saving Maya
By Kiran Manral
The Ogress of Reading
By Eithne Cullen
By Naomi Booth
Water into Wine
By Joyce Chng
The End We Start from
By Megan Hunter