A Community for those who love Magical Creatures, Monsters and the Fantastic!

The British Fantasy Awards were first awarded in 1972 and have been awarded annually ever since. Find out more here. 

Join the BFS at both local and national events in the UK.  Find out if there’s a local group near you, or set one up if not. Find out more.

Just here to find new authors and books to immerse yourself in? Well, look no further than our review library!

BFS News

BFS Retreat Roundup

The first weekend of March saw the inaugural BFS Writing Retreat at Gladstones Library in Flintshire, and it couldn’t have been better. We arrived on

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New Reviews

The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Coxon

The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Coxon from @SFGateway #BookReview #Scifi #Spies The Caledonian Gambit by...
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The Hollows by Daniel Church @angryrobotbooks

THE HOLLOWS by Daniel Church. Angry Robot Books. p/b. £9.99. Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins. Police...
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Wayward by Hannah Mathewson from @TitanBooks

Wayward by Hannah Mathewson Titan Books, paperback, £8.99 Reviewed by Nadya Mercik Welcome back to...
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Mr Breakfast by Jonathon Carroll from @melvillehouse

Mr Breakfast by Jonathon Carroll Melville House Publishing, HB, £20.00 Reviewed by Rym Kechacha Describing...
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THE HORNED GOD: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan edited by Michael Wheatley from @BL_Publishing

THE HORNED GOD: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan edited by Michael Wheatley British...
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Path of War by David Green from @EerieRiver

Path of War by David Green Eerie River Publishing, Kindle edition, £0.99 Reviewed by Shona...
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Write for us

There are lots of opportunities to write for us and we’re always excited to hear from writers we haven’t worked with before. BFS Horizons publishes short fiction and poetry, the BFS Journal publishes articles, interviews and reviews, and we’re always open to guest posts for our blog. Check out the submission guidelines to get involved!

Become a Member

Join the BFS today and get Exclusive Member benefits

Our membership is varied and includes: Writers, Artists, Readers, Role-players, and Gamers. Being a BFS member comes with a lot of perks including access to our online communities, and exclusive discounts to events, as well as free copies of anything we publish during the membership year. We also help our members stay up to date with our monthly e-newsletter.

Enter Our Competition

£5 entry for non-members, Free for members

Every year we run a short story competition. Open 1st April – 30th June.  Put the dates in your diary and come back here to submit your entries. Winners get cash prizes, and are published in Horizons. 

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