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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!

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Lauren McMenemy

Meet Peter K Rothe

Every Friday, we meet a member of the BFS and peer deep into their soul (or, at least, a form they filled out). This week, we meet the UK-based German-Cameroonian writer Peter K Rothe.

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Guest post
Lauren McMenemy

Who at 60: 10 Doctor Who Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

As we continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Britain’s longest-running SFFH show—and the now-airing anniversary specials—here’s a peek at some of the non-TV world of Who penned by co-host of the All-New Adventures of the Doctor Who Book Club podcast (and BFS member) Chris Hawton.

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New Reviews


THE FOLKLORE OF WALES: GHOSTS by Delyth Badder and Mark Norman Calon, HC, £14.99 Reviewed...
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The Kingdom of Sweets

The Kingdom of Sweets by Erika Johansen Transworld, hb, £17.47 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk Natasha’s...
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Hell Sans

HELL SANS by Ever Dundas from @angryrobotbooks #BookReview #Dystopia HELL SANS by Ever Dundas Angry...
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The Exeter Incident

The Exeter Incident by David Watkins from D&T Publishing #BookReview #Indiepublishing #Horror The Exeter Incident...
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Sister, Maiden, Monster

Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A. Snyder from @TitanBooks #BookReview #Fantasy #Horror Sister, Maiden, Monster...
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The Carborundum Conundrum

The Carborundum Conundrum (Quirk And Moth Book 2) by Robin C.M. Duncan #BookReview #SciFi The...
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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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