2019 Kitschies Shortlists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyFinalists for the 2019 Kitschies, awarded “for progressive, intelligent, and entertaining literature with a speculative element,” have been announced.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

Finalists were chosen from 196 submissions, from 59 publishers. Novel and debut winners will be selected by judges Michaela Grey, Kirsty Logan, Claire North, Alasdair Stuart, and Tasha Suri. Judges for art are Kim Curran, Sharan Matharu, Kaiya Shang, and James Spackman. Winners will receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,000, sponsored by Blackwell’s.

Awards will be presented in a ceremony April 6, 2020 at The Star of Kings, London. For more, see the Kitschies website.

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