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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!

Guest post
Lauren McMenemy

Trusting the Unexpected Journey

Following the announcement of her new collection, Dark Crescent, Lyndsey Croal reflects on how a writing journey is rarely linear—sometimes, rejection doesn’t always mean the end of the writing journey.

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Member profile
Lauren McMenemy

Meet Robin CM Duncan

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 investigate the world of SF detective stories with Glasgow-based Robin C.M. Duncan.

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New Reviews

The grand illusion

THE GRAND ILLUSION by Syd Moore Magpie Books p/b £16.99 Reviewed by Nigel Robert Wilson...
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Darker by Four

Darker By Four by June CL Tan Hodderscape, HB, £20 Reviewed by Nadya Mercik Are...
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The Last Phi Hunter

The Last Phi Hunter by Salinee Goldenberg Angry Robot, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming...
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Sanctuary of the Shadow

SANCTUARY OF THE SHADOW  By Aurora Ascher Bantam Books, HB, £17.47 Reviewed by Christine Downie...
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Alien Clay

Alien Clay by Adrian Tchaikovsky Tor, HB, £18.99 Reviewed by Nadya Mercik A journey into...
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The Butcher of the Forest

The Butcher Of The Forest, by Premee Mohamed. Titan Books, hb, £11.95 Reviewed by Steven...
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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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