Pornokitsch has been gleefully chatting away since 2008 - with a focus on books, movies, comics, games, television and music. Our mission is to treat geeky pop culture seriously and examine it thoroughly, for better or for worse - and to have fun doing so.
It is a silly name, but there's a long story. An elaborate (and largely fictitious) explanation is available here.
Pornokitsch was a finalist for the 2011 BSFA Awards for Non-Fiction, the winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards for Non-Fiction, a finalist for the r/fantasy Stabby in 2016, and a finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. We have been selected to the Guardian's h.club100 (as "innovators and pioneers in the creative industries", which sounds very glamorous).
This site is collected as part of the British Library's UK Web Archive project.
Who we are
Pornokitsch is edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin.
Our features and reviews are written by a rotating team of regular contributors, including Stark Holborn, Kuzhali Manickavel, Jamie Beeching, Mahvesh Murad, Erin Lindsey, and Becky Chambers.
Previous contributors include Jesse Bullington, Joey Hi-Fi, Jon Morgan, Molly Tanzer, David Bryher, Rebecca Levene, and many more.
Please contact us at editor [at] pornokitsch.com with any questions.
We have a policy of buying our own books. Learn more about our review policy - and find a handy list of other reviewers - here.
If you're interesting in writing or illustrating for Pornokitsch, the details are here.
Things we aren't
From 2011 - 2016, we operated Jurassic London, a non-profit press that published original fiction and non-fiction. For more information about those titles, please visit www.jurassic-london.com.
We founded The Kitschies in 2009, with the purpose of rewarding intelligent, progressive and entertaining fiction. Although we remain avid fans of the prize, we are no longer involved, nor have been since February 2014. For more information, please see www.thekitschies.com.
Caveats & Fine Print
Pornokitsch is an ad-free, sponsor-free, affiliate-free site.
All content rights belong to the creators (authors and artists).
Our opinions and comments are our own, and do not reflect those of our employers or any other organisation.