It's been just over a month since the launch of Please Hear What I'm Not Saying.
I've been overwhelmed by the support the book has had and my heart is warm by how important its messages are to readers.
I am excited to announce that our first fundraising total comes to £335.76! This will go directly to Mind and I can't wait to see what the next month brings.
So I have a favour to ask...whether you have bought the book or not! The Saboteur awards have just opened. We need a LOT of nominations to get 'Please Hear What I'm Not Saying' up to the public vote in a month.
Please nominate the Mind anthology for 'Best Anthology' here.
What is a Saboteur award?
Well 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'.
‘In poetry, if the stale old hierarchies - page v stage, artist v critic, establishment v avant-garde - are crumbling, it's because of the work encouraged by Sabotage.’ -- Susannah Herbert, director of the Forward Prizes and National Poetry Day.