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2013 Kitschies Short List Announced

London — The Kitschies, the prize for “novels containing elements of the speculative and fantastic” have revealed their shortlists for the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining” books of 2012.   This year’s shortlisted books are narrowed down from 211 submissions, coming from over 40 publishers.   The Red Tentacle (Novel), judged by Rebecca Levene, Patrick […]

Patrick Ness Joins Kitschies

The directors of The Kitschies, the UK’s most tentacular annual literary award, are pleased to announce that award-winning author Patrick Ness will be joining the roster of literary judges for 2012. The Kitschies ( reward “intelligent, progressive and entertaining” novels that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic. Last year, over 150 books were submitted from […]

Kitshcies Winners Announced

On Locus. Here

Tom Hunter – Clarke Award Director – Talks SF Awards and the Kitschies

Tom Hunter – the Arthur C. Clarke Award Director – discusses the plethora of science fiction awards (and why that’s not a bad thing) and pays particular attention to the relatively new Kitschie Awards and their uncanny predictive powers. You can read the article on the HuffingtonPost here.

Kitschies Award Short List

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2011 KITSCHIES, PRESENTED BY THE KRAKEN RUM The Kitschies are proud to announce the finalists for the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works of genre literature. The shortlisted books for the Red Tentacle (for novel): The Enterprise of Death by Jesse Bullington (Orbit) Embassytown by China Miéville (Tor) A Monster […]

Kitschies Award Short List Released for Tomorrow

I’ve got the short list – can’t pub it until tomorrow! (Which I hope I will be able to do remotely from Arisia)

New Award Added

Thanks to Jared Shurin, SFAW is pleased to add THE KITSCHIES Award to its roster. The Kitschies are sponsored by The Kraken Rum and include a 750 pound purse, along with a ‘tentacle’ trophy. Details about eligibility and selection can be found on The Kitschies page. You can learn more at the home site The […]