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Saboteur Awards 2011

In Saboteur Awards on March 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Saboteur Inaugural Awards 2011

At last, here is an award that will celebrate all that is good and wonderful about literary magazines, be they online or in print. We hope that you will be a part of it. 

How will it work?

The longlist will be made up of magazines reviewed in Sabotage from 31st May 2010 to 1st May 2011. There is still time to have your magazine reviewed if it hasn’t yet, get in touch. Similarly, we welcome suggestions of magazines that you think should be reviewed. Please write to

The shortlist will be created from our reviewers’ nominations.

There will be no more than six prizes, with at least one prize awarded to the best Poetry Magazine, best Fiction Magazine, and best Collaborative/Mixed magazine. Prizes for outstanding writing are at the jury’s discretion.

Results will be announced as close as possible to Sabotage’s first birthday, on 31 May 2011.

p.s. No more than one issue of a magazine has been reviewed for Sabotage*. We will stick to this and count the issue reviewed as representative of the general output of the year.

The Jury

YOU can be a part of it. Yes indeed, we are looking for readers of varied backgrounds to be part of our Grand Jury.

Who do you need to be?

-Human, preferably.

-Not associated with or published in any of the magazines on the shortlist.

-Willing to read a lot of stuff and give your opinion on it.

-That’s it, really. You don’t need to be a superstar, or a writer (though you can be of course) you just have to be a reader. You will stay anonymous; no angry editors will come knocking at your door at 2am.

If this is something that appeals to you, please get in touch at


A super slick award to hang on your website, satisfaction, and quite possibly a home-made trophy made out of red candles, what’s not to love?

*except for MMR who faced an issue-off in a single review, we’ll ask the reviewer to pick one as most representative.



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