This year, thanks to The Kraken Rum, theyâ€™re more tentacular than ever.Â 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 yearâ€™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 Krakenâ€™s fine black liquid.
Our categories are:
Red TentacleÂ for Best Novel (Â£750)
Golden TentacleÂ for Best Debut (Â£250)
Inky TentacleÂ for Best Cover Art (Â£250)
TheÂ Black TentacleÂ is awarded irregularly and at the judgesâ€™ 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