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.
Our regular contributors include Rebecca Levene, Jon Morgan, Molly Tanzer, Mahvesh Murad, Rob Berg, David Bryher and Magnus Anderson, and other guests have included Lizzie Barrett, Den Patrick, Andrew Liptak, Renay, Tom Pollock, Kameron Hurley, Sarah Lotz, James Smythe and Harry Markov.
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.
As of January 2014, Pornokitsch became a paying market for short fiction - showcasing stories on a weekly basis on the site. As of April 2014, we began sending these stories as weekly emails as well.
Founded in 2009, The Kitschies - which rewards intelligent, progressive and entertaining fiction containing speculative or fantastic elements. Judging categories include novel, debut, digital narrative, and cover art.
We are no longer involved in the administration of the prize or its judging process. The current prize director is Glen Mehn.
We operate a (very) small non-profit press that publishes original fiction and non-fiction, organised around contemporary, relevant topics. Proceeds from these publications are donated to selected charity partners.
Caveats & Fine Print
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.
Please contact us at editor at pornokitsch.com with any questions or feedback.
Our opinions and comments are our own, and do not reflect those of our employers or any other organisation.