The Kitschies, Presented by Kraken Rum
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Kitschies are our annual award for those books which best elevate the tone of geek culture. The award celebrates the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works - the books that do the science fiction and fantasy community proud.
Winners will receive a cash prize in addition to one of our lovingly hand-crafted Tentacle trophies and a bottle of The Kraken’s fine black liquid.
Our categories are:
- Red Tentacle for Best Novel (£750)
- Golden Tentacle for Best Debut (£250)
- Inky Tentacle for Best Cover Art (£250)
- The Black Tentacle is awarded irregularly and at the judges’ discretion.
The submission deadline is 31 December 2011. We will announce the shortlists in January 2012 and the winners in February.
Our new award site - www.thekitschies.com - is home to all the facts, including the list of judges and our submissions criteria. The reviews, discussion, chit-chat and gossip will all take place right here on Pornokitsch. (Here's the RSS feed for all the latest Kitschies news.)
Hailing from the murky world of cryptozoology, there can’t be a more appropriate sponsor of the Kitschies than The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Named after a sea beast of myth and legend, the rum is strong, rich, black and smooth. Its ominous colour and striking Victorian flagon-style bottle are reminders of the beast that lends the rum its name – the two glass handles mimic the very eyes of the Kraken itself.