Saboteur Awards 2018 - 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 2017
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 2017.
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 2017. Can be online, printed, or a mixture of both.
Nominate a best wildcard
As the title implies, this is a free for all as long as it's something or someone that has been active after 30th March 2017. Ideas for nominations include: digital creations, literary festivals, people or projects you think deserve more recognition, or anything else that doesn't fit neatly into the other categories.
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 2017.
Nominate a best poetry pamphlet
A single-poet collection 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 2017.
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 2017.
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 2017 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 2017.
Nominate a best reviewer of literature
Someone who has made significant contribution to the review of literature since 30th March 2017, 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 2017.
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 2017.
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