Category: Kitschies

Become a Tentacle

The Kitschies is seeking help. Currently, we’re pretty much a one-person-band, and that person has a very full-time day job and theoretically writes in the evenings. Seeking people who want to spend their time promoting the discussion of genre literature

Not the Kitschies 2016, by Cat Webb

Cat Webb AKA Kate Griffin AKA Claire North has been a judge for the Kitschies twice, for her sins. Behind the Throne – K.B.Wagers The story of green-haired gun-runner who wakes up one day to discover that she’s ruler of

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These are not the 2016 Kitschies awards

We at Tentacle HQ are very, very sad that we didn’t get to run the award last year – I mean, there are upsides, like not having to explain to house/office-mates that the 200ish books that one has built furniture

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We are OPEN for submissions!

After a year of hiatus, we are OPEN for submissions. We can’t wait to read all your lovely special snowflake books about death, giant grasshoppers, the prison industrial complex, broken cities, mothers dying, and the mare’s urine based beauty industrial

Blackwell’s named as new headline sponsor for Kitschies Literary Award

  The Kitschies, the annual literary award that recognises “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic” has announced that Blackwell’s, the nationwide chain of specialist bookshops, is to be its new headline

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The future’s so bright we gotta wear tentacles

Dearest tentacle bearers, readers, writers, editors, publishers, and fans, The Kitschies are going to take 2016 off. We have exciting plans for the future, and, rather than rush to make 2016 happen, we’re going to concentrate on 2017 (and beyond)

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Margaret Atwood, Tade Thompson, Jet Purdie, Square Enix, and Patrick Ness take home tentacles from The Kitschies

The year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining speculative fiction, sponsored by Fallen London. London — The Kitschies, the prize for “novels containing elements of the speculative and fantastic” have announced for the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining” books of 2015.

Announcing… Inky Tentacle judges!

Our lovely judges for the Inky Tentacle are here – and we are so excited at who and how they are. Sarah McIntyre writes and draws picture books and comics, and won last year’s Black Tentacle award for supporting fellow

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Opening submissions for 2015!

FOR RELEASE 12:00BST 22nd June 2015 The Kitschies announce the opening of submissions for 2015 The Kitschies, sponsored by Fallen London, literature’s most tentacular prize, are pleased to announce the 2015 judging panel and the opening of submissions for books

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Kitschies 2014 Datavore Infoflavour

Some data for the spreadsheet-and-538-loving people amongst you. We had a massive 198 submissions, made bearable only by the extreme reading speed of the judges. Seriously, big hats off to all five: Frances Hardinge, Adam Roberts, Cat Webb (AKA Claire

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