28 April 2013

Saboteur Awards 2013: Last Chance To Vote

J.S.Watts' poetry pamphlet Songs of Steelyard Sue has scored a hat-trick of award nominations this year, including two for best poetry pamphlet: SFPA Best Poetry Pamphlet Award 2013 and The 2013 Saboteur Awards: Best Poetry Pamphlet.

The 2013 Saboteur Awards are voted for by you, the readers and appreciators of poetry. Voting for the 2013 shortlist, including for Songs of Steelyard Sue as best poetry pamphlet, is taking place NOW.

If you haven't yet voted for Songs of Steelyard Sue, or any other of the fantastic nominees who are up for a Saboteur Award this year, you can remedy this by VOTING HERE up until midnight on 1st May 2013, which is when voting closes. Voting has allegedly been quite close, so your vote does count.

Winners will be announced on 29th May at the Book Club, London. It’s going to be a big celebration of indie lit in all its glory and it would be great if you could attend. There’ll also be performances by award winners, a mini-book fair, music from LiTTLe MACHINe and a critique booth for your own writing.

Regardless of voting outcomes, J.S.Watts will be there and she will be womanning a book-fair stall with Fay Roberts, who is one of the extremely talented nominees for Best Poetry Performer. Fay runs Allographic Press and will be selling its books, magazines and other publications alongside J.S.Watts' books. So if you are in London on the night, why not come along and soak up the indie lit vibe?

21 April 2013

Bye Bye, Dear Diary?

The Dan O'Brien Project features a guest post by J.S.Watts on the subject of blogs versus diaries.

Is the day of the lockable, sobbed over, handwritten diary at an end? Read Bye Bye, Dear Diary? to find out.

20 April 2013

Pssst, Want To Read a Dirty Story?

Accumulating Filth, a new short story by J.S.Watts, is story of the month over at Solarcide.

It's a dirty tale and not for the faint-hearted, weak-stomached or the particularly young in years. If you think you're up for it, you can read it for free on the Solarcide website.

17 April 2013

A Moment With J.S.Watts

There is an interview with J.S.Watts on the Dan O'Brien Project. Read it to find out what J.S.'s favourite fruit is, whether or not she has ever found true love and what projects she is working on currently. She also talks about her novel, A Darker Moon and the occupational hazards of being a novelist.

You can check out the interview here

5 April 2013

Poetic Parables

Another singing review for J.S.Watts' acclaimed poetry pamphlet, Songs of Steelyard Sue.

Cameron Brady-Turner reviews Songs of Steelyard Sue for Sabotage Reviews calling the poems a "clutch of poetic parables filled with pathos and wit" and going on to say that "the verve and imagination of Watts’s Songs make this pamphlet unique".

It's a generous and erudite review and you can read it in its entirety here .

If you want to pick the pamphlet up for yourself, as Brady-Turner recommends, then you can do so here.

If you want to vote for Songs of Steelyard Sue as Best Poetry Pamphlet in the 2013 Sabotage Awards then you can do so up until 1st May by clicking here.

4 April 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013

April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, the author Jennifer Bogart will be posting poetry on her blog each day for the month of April. 

Today it's the turn of J.S.Watts. Three of her poems (with accompanying photographs) can be read by clicking here

One of the three poems posted is "The Making of Steelyard Sue" from J.S.Watts' acclaimed poetry pamphlet Songs of Steelyard Sue. So if you want to get a feel for why Songs of Steelyard Sue is up for a hat-trick of awards nominations be sure to check it out and then keep checking back to Jennifer's blog to read all the other wonderful poems she is going to be posting this month.

1 April 2013

Hat-Trick For Steelyard Sue

Songs of Steelyard Sue has scored a hat-trick.

First, "Steelyard Sue Builds a Baby", from J.S.Watts' poetry pamphlet, was long-listed for the Data Dump "Best SF Poem of the Year" Award.

Second, Songs of Steelyard Sue was nominated for the 2013 Elgin Award for best SF poetry chapbook.

Now, Songs of Steelyard Sue is one of five poetry pamphlets shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards 2013 Best Poetry Pamphlet.

Steelyard Sue is singing and we are singing with her!

The 2013 Saboteur Awards are voted for by the reading public. If you want to vote for Songs of Steelyard Sue or any of the other wonderful nominees, you can do so up until midnight on 1st May by going to the Saboteur website and voting here

If you want to buy a copy of Songs of Steelyard Sue you can do so at Amazon UK or from this website or direct from Lapwing Publications.