The Kitschies, the annual tentacle-themed prize for works containing elements of the “speculative and fantastic,” have released their shortlists for the most “progressive, intelligent, and entertaining” fiction of 2014.
This year’s shortlists have been narrowed down from 198 submissions, coming from over 40 different publishers and imprints. This year also features the prize’s first self-published finalist.
Another change is new director Glen Mehn organizing and overseeing this year’s group of judges, authors, and artists. Congratulations to all of the finalists—we can’t wait to see who will take home the coveted squid statue!