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British Fantasy Awards / Awards Showcase 2008
« on: June 14, 2008, 02:20:19 pm »
The British Fantasy Society is pleased to announce the 2008 Awards Showcase.

The event will take place on Saturday, 19th July 2008, from 2pm at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA
Nearest Tube: Temple (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.4 miles), Blackfriars (0.4 miles)
British Rail: City Thameslink (0.3 miles), Blackfriars (0.4 miles), Farringdon (0.6 miles)

The event is open to BFS Members and non-members alike, all welcome.

General Discussion / Request from the BBC
« on: January 26, 2007, 03:42:01 pm »
How did a British Film change your life? Next summer BBC Two will be screening a landmark series about the history of British film and you can be part of the story.

Did you customise your mini just like Michael Caine?s, run off to a Greek island after seeing Shirley Valentine or fall for Shakespeare along with Paltrow and Fiennes?

We are looking to interview members of the public who watched any of the major British films listed below on their cinematic release and have a great story to tell;

Brief Encounter
Shirley Valentine
My Beautiful Launderette
Doctor in the House
Sliding Doors
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Lawrence of Arabia
Shakespeare in Love
Room With A View
Chariots of Fire
Shaun of the Dead
The Wicker Man
Don?t Look Now
A Clockwork Orange
The Dam Busters
A Matter of Life and Death
   In Which We Serve
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Third Man
Get Carter
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Italian Job
Monty Python?s Life of Brian
A Fish Called Wanda
Let George Do It
Withnail & I
Bend It Like Beckham
The Full Monty
A Taste of Honey

If you saw any of these films and can come to BBC Manchester to talk enthusiastically about them, we?d like to hear from you.

Please contact us on or telephone us on 0161 244 3617 and if your story is suitable for our programme we will get in touch.

Introductions / Board Protocol
« on: September 04, 2006, 03:57:59 pm »
As a general point, people clicking on a link sent to them rather than navigating here from the British Fantasy Society site may not be aware that these are moderated boards. Whilse genuine debate is encouraged, posts of an abusive, personal or inflammatory nature will not be tolerated. Such posts will be deleted, and if such posters persist, they will find their posts being moderated completely - ie all posts must be approved by a moderator before posting. Persistent offenders will have their IP addresses banned.

British Fantasy Awards / Can You See Me? by Marie O'Regan
« on: August 01, 2006, 12:29:32 am »
Hi all,

Late to post here, I know, but this is the first chance I've had to catch up on things for a while. I was delighted to see that Can You See Me? (published in Midnight Street #5) was recommended, thank you to anyone involved in that - I've made the story available on my website, should anyone wish to read it, at

Promote Your Projects / Best New Horror #15
« on: September 20, 2003, 04:00:00 pm »
Press release just received:

"Multiple award-winning editor Stephen Jones has announced that he is now reading for the fifteenth volume of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR, which will be published as a trade paperback in the UK by Robinson and in the USA by Carroll & Graf in 2004.

This is a REPRINT anthology. He is looking for horror and dark fantasy
stories and novellas, either supernatural or psychological, which were
FIRST PUBLISHED between December 2002 and December 2003. Electronic publication is acceptable, but all submissions should be either in
manuscript, galley or photocopy format. No e-mail submissions.

Space in the book is obviously limited and the competition is tough, so
only the most exemplary fiction will be chosen. Do not send multiple
submissions, only what you consider your best work. Even if you think it
may have already been seen by the editor, if in doubt send another copy

Include a brief covering letter with your name and address, giving your
bio/bibliographical information and details of publication. Also include an
e-mail address if you want to be notified when the book is full. All
material received will be considered disposable. The deadline for receiving
stories is February 1st, 2004. You will be contacted after that date if
your story has been accepted. Payment is on publication.

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR also includes an extensive annual overview of the previous year in horror. To be aware of material published (especially from the small press), the editor needs to have seen it. This includes novels, collections, anthologies, poetry, art books, reference works, magazines and chapbooks covering fiction, non-fiction and films. All appropriate titles received will get a mention in the "Introduction", and publishers may also be listed in the book's "Useful Addresses" section.

All material for inclusion should be sent to: "The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #15", c/o 130 Park View, Wembley, Middx HA9 6JU, England. The editor and publishers are not responsible for any material that goes missing.

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR VOLUME FOURTEEN is available in bookstores next month. It includes fiction by Ramsey Campbell, Basil Copper, Stephen Gallagher, Glen Hirshberg, Brian Hodge, Graham Joyce, Caitlin Kiernan, Kelly Link, Paul McAuley, China Mieville, Kim Newman, Nicholas Royle, Jay Russell, David J. Schow, Jeff VanderMeer and many others."

Promote Your Projects / Immanion Press - New Publishing Company
« on: August 14, 2003, 09:31:01 pm »
Storm Constantine has set up her own publishing company. Here's the press release just issued:

Immanion Press
8 Rowley Grove
ST17 9BJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1785 613299

Thursday, August 14, 2003
Press Release? Immediate

Well known Midlands author Storm Constantine has lashed out at the mainstream publishing industry by setting up her own publishing company.  

Immanion Press, based in Stafford, will be publishing horror, fantasy and science fiction novels by new and established authors, who are being squeezed out of the business by ?A list? authors with the backing of big promotional budgets, including TV and radio airtime and tie-ins with movies.

?Nowadays, book publishing is about shifting as many ?units? as quickly as possible.  It?s more about making huge profit and that squeezes out new talent,? said Storm.

?Big publishing houses tend to treat books more like cans of beans than a source of pleasure and entertainment.   The average novel has the shelf life of a magazine in shops,? she added.  

?Unless you are a big name like J K Rowling or Jeffrey Archer, either exceptionally lucky or really well known to begin with, unpublished novelists stand less and less chance of seeing their work in print.?

Immanion Press also aims to republish the earlier novels of respected and established authors, which have long been out of print.

Storm, author of more than twenty published novels and works of non-fiction, said: ?There is a huge demand from fans for older, classic works, which the big publishers won?t touch.  

?I started Immanion Press initially after thousands of requests from my own fans who couldn?t get hold of books in my back catalogue. Now I want to do the same for other authors, as well as showcase exciting new talent,? said Storm.

 The official launch party of Immanion Press, with its first publication, the re-release of Storm?s internationally best-selling novel, ?The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit?, was held at Metro Fox in Victoria Street, Wolverhampton on Saturday, 2nd August.

Immanion press can be contacted at
Web site:

Promote Your Projects / TTA/DuskCon 4
« on: August 11, 2003, 07:19:09 pm »
TTA and Dusk are combining for their fourth con. Full details can be seen on and on Brief details:

Cambridge, 23rd August, Anchor Pub from around 12. Should be fun:)

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