Pornokitsch has been gleefully chatting about geek culture since 2008 - with a particular focus on books, movies, comics, games, television and music. Our mission is to treat genre seriously and examine it thoroughly, for better or for worse. And to have fun doing so.
Pornokitsch is edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin.
Our regular contributors are Rebecca Levene, Jon Morgan, Molly Tanzer, Mahvesh Murad, Jesse Bullington, David Bryher and Magnus Anderson.
Pornokitsch was a finalist for the 2011 BSFA Awards for Non-Fiction, the winner of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards for Non-Fiction and a finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. Editors Anne Perry and Jared Shurin were selected to the h.club100 (for "innovators and pioneers in the creative industries") in 2013.
We are a paying market for short fiction, and publish both original and reprinted stories. We spend a lot of time in archives, so this includes some lost and forgotten treasures as well.
Pornokitsch has featured stories by Adam Roberts, James Smythe, John D MacDonald, Amy Coombe, Kim Curran, Tiffani Angus, Lavie Tidhar, Becky Chambers, E.J. Swift, Mary Wilkins Freeman, David Bryher and Rose Biggin.
We operate a (very) small non-profit press that publishes original fiction and non-fiction, organised around contemporary, relevant topics. The proceeds from these publications are donated to selected charity partners.
Founded in 2009, The Kitschies reward intelligent, progressive and entertaining fiction containing speculative or fantastic elements. Judging categories include novel, debut, digital narrative, and cover art.
As of February 2014, we are no longer involved in the administration or direction of the prize or its judging process. The Kitschies' prize director is Glen Mehn, and all questions about the prize should be directed to him at submissions [at] thekitschies.com.
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