The Kitschies Open for Submissions

kitschieThe Kitschies, sponsored by The Kraken Rum, are pleased to announce that they are open for submissions for 2013 titles. The prize looks for the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining books that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic”. A total of £2,000 in prize money is distributed amongst winners in three different categories, plus bottles of The Kraken Rum to all the finalists.

The judges for the Red and Golden Tentacles, for novels and debut novels, are Kate Griffin, Will Hill, Annabel Wright, Anab Jain and Nick Harkaway. The Inky Tentacle, for cover art, will be judged by Craig Kennedy, Sarah Anne Langton, Barry Nugent, Hazel Thompson and Emma Vieceli.

Award Director Jared Shurin adds, “As with previous years, there’s no fee to submit to The Kitschies. And, as of this year, we’re happy to accept ebooks in lieu of physical copies – making it even easier for small and independent publishers to submit their work. We want to make sure that that our judges see all the great work that’s coming out of the UK.”

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In 2012, The Kitschies received a record 211 submissions from 40 publishers and imprints. Submissions are now open for 2013 titles and close on 1 December 2013.