Announcing the 2011 Kitschies

This year, thanks to The Kraken Rum, they’re more tentacular than ever. We’re pleased to announce that the 2011 Kitschies are now open for submissions.

The Kitschies are an 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.

Shortlists will be announced in January 2012 and the winners in all categories in February, following a series of public reviews and discussions.

To learn more about the Kitschies, presented by The Kraken Rum, visit the website