Last few hours for voting in the Saboteur awards!

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Publishing and life partners Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling of Indigo Dreams have notched up three shortlist nominations in the indie Saboteur awards, to be voted on over the next few weeks. Ronnie and Dawn’s joint poetry collection, Forest moor or less, is included in the best collaborative work shortlist, along with All Saints Seasons, organised by Cheryl Moskowitz and Alastair Gavin; Arrival at Elsewhere, curated by Carl Griffin; and Viola, the Queen Virgin, by Ruth Stacey and Desdemona McCannon.

Ronnie and Dawn’s publishing operation, Indigo Dreams, is included – not for the first time – in the most innovative publisher shortlist, along with Ad Hoc Fiction, Broken Sleep, Hazel Press, and Louise Walters Books. And their monthly Reach magazine has made the best magazine shortlist, taking on Atrium, Litro, Magma, and Finished Creatures.

Luke Wright is among the best spoken word performer contenders, slugging it out with Susan Evans, Toby Campion, and Robert Garnham. Best spoken word night? Take your pick from Find the Right Words (Leicester); Live from The Butchery (Digital); Fire & Dust (Coventry); or Flight of the Dragonfly (Brighton).

Robert Garnham pops up again as one of the contenders for best spoken word show with Juicy, contesting the title with Within Sight by Elle Renton; Spark by Sara Grant; and Not Dying by Jamie Hale.

Find all the Saboteur award shortlists here. Voting closes at 12pm on 5 May.



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