Since 2008, Pornokitsch has been gleefully chatting about geek culture - with a focus on books, movies, games, comics and television. Our mission is to treat genre fiction seriously and examine it thoroughly, for better or for worse.
Before 1980, we were known as Kitschoporn (via Google Ngram)
Pornokitsch is edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin. Other guest contributors have included Rebecca Levene, Rob Berg, David Bryher, Magnus Anderson, Lizzie Barrett, Den Patrick, Tom Pollock and Harry Markov.
Please contact us at editor at pornokitsch.com with any questions or feedback.
Pornokitsch was a finalist for the 2011 BSFA Awards for Non-Fiction and the winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards for Non-Fiction. Editors Anne Perry and Jared Shurin were selected to the h.club100 (for "innovators and pioneers in the creative industries") in 2013.
In 2009, we founded an annual award - The Kitschies - which rewards intelligent, progressive and entertaining fiction containing speculative or fantastic elements. Judging categories include novel, debut and cover art. The prizes have been sponsored by The Kraken Rum since 2011.
Although we continue to administer the award, it is has been governed by a board since 2012, and the judging panels rotate each year.
We operate a (very) small non-profit press that publishes anthologies of original fiction, organised around contemporary, relevant topics. All proceeds from our collections go to the contributors and to our charity partners.
We do not take any advertising on the site, nor do we have any affiliate links in place.
Although we do our best to respond to all review requests in a timely manner, please bear with us.
Our opinions and comments are our own, and do not reflect those of our employers or any other organisation.