the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers

Paisley Shirt recognised in best short story collection category of the Saboteur Awards

on April 10, 2018

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I’m thrilled to find that Paisley Shirt has been long listed in the Saboteur Awards 2018. Organised annually by Sabotage Reviews, the Saboteur Awards highlight the achievements of small-scale literature and live spoken word shows that might not otherwise achieve critical and public attention. Nominations are entirely from the public and over five thousand votes were cast in the first round. To be long listed in these awards means that Paisley Shirt has come in the top fifteen nominations nationally for the best short story collection. The competition continues for those who have been short listed and you can cast a vote here: saboteurawards.org

 

Another Dorset success comes with the long listing of Apothecary in the Best Spoken Word Regular Night. Apothecary is held on the second Tuesday of every month from 7pm at the Beach & Barnicott in Bridport. It provides an opportunity to share a variety of spoken word forms including stories and flash fiction, poetry, rap, comedy and musical contributions from singer-songwriters. Delivered in an open mic format, contributors are offered a five-minute slot to share their work with an enthusiastic and receptive audience. The organisers are now delighted to be officially amongst the top fifteen regular spoken word nights in the country.

 

 

 

 


8 responses to “Paisley Shirt recognised in best short story collection category of the Saboteur Awards

  1. adrianford59 says:

    Well done, Gail!

    Adrian

    On Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 07:33 the writer is a lonely hunter, wrote:

    > gailaldwin posted: ” I’m thrilled to find that Paisley Shirt has been long > listed in the Saboteur Awards 2018. Organised annually by Sabotage Reviews, > the Saboteur Awards highlight the achievements of small-scale literature > and live spoken word shows that might not otherwis” >

  2. Kathy MacLean says:

    How exciting Gail – congratulations!

  3. Good luck Gail! Fab news. X

  4. Penny Rogers says:

    Gail this is wonderful. Paisley Shirt is making such an impact, and it’s only been available for a short time. I am looking forward to the launch on April 15.

  5. Alyson Faye says:

    wow congratulations Gail that’s so impressive, well done

  6. jamescbates says:

    Congratulations, Gail. As you know, I loved (and still do love) Paisley Shirt. I think the stories in it are marvelous and I continue to go back and re-read them. I’m so happy your collection received the recognition it so rightly deserved. Way to go!!

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