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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

A Sense of Adventure

The best thing about writing—and especially speculative fiction writing—is the places you can go, writes Carl Bayley, author of The Souls Series. He shares his tips for creating adventure with the BFS.

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Lauren McMenemy

Meet Eugen Bacon

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 head Down Under to meet the self-described “queen of genre-bending”. Eugen Bacon is a writer of black speculative fiction with a futurism backdrop—or “Afro-irrealism”, as it’s been called!

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New Reviews

Empire of the Damned

Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff Harper Voyager, pb, £8.27 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming...
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Tonight, I Burn

Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J. Adams Orbit , £9.99 paperback Reviewed by Nadya Mercik...
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Sunbringer

Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner HarperVoyager, HB, £14.53 Reviewed by Mikaela Silk Kissen has taken her...
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The Book of Love

The Book of Love by Kelly Link Head of Zeus, HB, £20.24 Reviewed by Rym...
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The Fragile Threads of Power

The Fragile Threads of Power by V.E. Schwab Titan Books, h/b £18.99, Ebook £9.99 Review...
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Relight My Fire

Relight My Fire by C.K. McDonnell Bantum, hb, £17.47 Reviewed by Sarah Deeming All over...
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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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