Saboteur Awards 2020 - Nominations
Please read before nominating
A minimum of three nominations (i.e 1 nomination in at least 3 categories) are required for your entry to count. Only one entry per person (which often translates to per computer since this form is anonymous!) .
Nominate a best short story collection
A single-author collection of short fiction. One author: multiple stories. Must have been published after 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best spoken word performer
A performer who has either appeared at open mic nights, slots in spoken words events, or who has their own spoken word show (or a combination of the above, of course). We might even consider double acts. Must have performed at least once since 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best magazine
A regular publication which can feature a range of content, including literature reviews, but mainly aimed at fiction or poetry. Must have had at least one issue published after 30th March 2019, or have had rolling publication for several months. Can be online, printed, or a mixture of both.
Nominate a best literary festival
An annual festival celebrating and promoting any kind of literary expression. The festival should have taken place some time after 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best novella
A short form piece of extended fiction – too broad or complete for a short story but too short or limited in scope for a novel. There’s no set word/page range and we may use some discretion – our rule of thumb is that if the author/publisher considers the work to be a novella, so do we, but we do also take other factors into account. Must have been published after 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best poetry pamphlet
*Not a poetry collection* A single-poet gathering of poems, which can be a variety of formats (‘pamphlet’ being a bit of a catch-all term). No more than 40 pages long. Must have been published after 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best spoken word regular night
An event celebrating and promoting spoken word, organised on a regular – if not frequent – basis, open mic or programmed or a mixture. Must have held at least three events since 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best spoken word show
A performance of a set work which has multiple performance dates, probably in multiple locations and over a period of time. Not limited to solo shows. Shows first performed before 30th March 2019 are permitted, but there must have been a significant outing since that date (eg. a short run somewhere or a tour).
Nominate a most innovative publisher
A publisher who has, well, innovated, which is a pretty broad term. Someone who has impressed you probably publishing something interesting in an unusual way. Surprise us. Must have published at least two titles since 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best reviewer of literature
Someone who has made significant contribution to the review of literature since 30th March 2019, in reviews of poetry, fiction or spoken word.
Nominate a best collaborative work
A literary work or project that has been created as a collaboration between two or more people, perhaps in multiple forms or genres. Must have been created after or substantially changed since 30th March 2019.
Nominate a best anthology
A collection of works by more than one author, not restricted by genre, theme or form. This could be a combination of fiction and poetry, or even a combination with another art form, like visual art. Note: 'Best of' type of anthologies are not eligible. Multiple authors: multiple texts. Must have been published after 30th March 2019.
Which events have tried to be more accessible this year? Please give an example or two for your chosen event.
This is not a formal category. However, we would like to hear of any events that have taken place after 30th March 2019 that have been especially accessible. You can interpret accessible however you think it best applies to you or those you might have attended with. A list of commendations for events going above and beyond with accessibility will be published to the Sabotage Reviews website, because we think this is worthy of a little praise!
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