In the next 24 hours, if you vote for Bad Language in the Saboteur Awards, I would be eternally grateful and rather humbled.
Bad Language has been shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night for a second year in a row. We won last year, but we're not complacent and we still need your votes.
It has been a huge privilege to co-run Bad Language. This past twelve months has been especially amazing: we have a continual inflow of new voices on the open mic, a whole bunch of utterly listenable headliners, and pretty exciting opportunities on bigger stages elsewhere (Jewish Museum, Hollie McNish, Royal Exchange, Manchester Science Festival).
Incidentally, my Edinburgh Fringe show Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship was longlisted in these same awards. It's amazing what a boost something like that gives you. The Sabs are spreading a lot of love right now.
Cor. Anyhoo, voting closes tomorrow, so hop to the voting form if you like what Bad Language does. Or indeed any of our co-shortlistees and rivals. Honestly, there are loads of people who deserve a click too. Look out for Evidently (in our category), Eyewear Publishing, Prole, Tania Hershman, Bunbury, the Emma Press, Lara Williams and my brilliant writing buddy David Hartley.
Vote now. Closes 24 May 2016.