The finalists will be announced in January 2014.
The Kitschies, presented by The Kraken Rum, reward the year's most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic. The prize is now entering its fifth year.
Last year's winners include Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker, Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo, Dave Shelton's A Boy and a Bear in a Boat and The World SF Blog.
The 2013 winners will receive a total of £2,000 in prize money as well as hand-crafted Tentacle trophies. All the finalists will receive bottles of The Kraken Rum.