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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!

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Lauren McMenemy

Meet Neil Williamson

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’re off to Scotland to hear more about the 70s public information films that inspired Neil Williamson’s new novella.

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Guest post
Lauren McMenemy

Ask an Agent: February 2024

In this monthly column, we check in with one of our resident agents to answer those questions you’re too afraid to ask for yourself. This month, Laura Bennett of the Liverpool Literary Agency tackles questions asked by BFS members in our dedicated Discord channel.

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New Reviews

Werewolves

Werewolves ed  by Ann Keeran and Kevin J. Kennedy KJK Publishing, ebook, £2.49 Reviewed by...
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Vampires

Vampires ed by Ann Keeran and Kevin J. Kennedy KJK Publishing, ebook, £2.49 Reviewed by...
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The Briar Book of the Dead

The Briar Book of the Dead by A.G Slatter Titan Books, pb, £8.49 Reviewed by...
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Moths

Moths by Jane Hennigan, Angry Robot, paperback, £9.99 Reviewed by Stephen Frame If you like...
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Saevus Corax

Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead, Saevus Corax Captures the Castle, Saevus Corax Gets Away...
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Grievar’s Blood

GRIEVAR’S BLOOD by Alexander Darwin Orbit Books, pb, £9.99 Reviewed by Christine Downie Grievar’s Blood...
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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!

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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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