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Promote Your Projects / Novel Helps Abused Children
« Last post by robert eggleton on June 17, 2018, 08:01:12 pm »
“How and Why ‘Rarity from the Hollow’- an award winning adult literary #scifi adventure - Helps Abused Children” https://bit.ly/2lh2rPY @NyaReads Available for Any eReader: https://bit.ly/2KNJkI2 Paperback Coming Soon. #ASMSG

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BFS Publications / BFS Horizons #7
« Last post by Rolnikov on June 16, 2018, 11:00:08 am »
BFS Horizons #7 arrived today - looks good! Thank you editors Shona Kinsella and Tim Major, as well as Ian Hunter, who must be approaching his tenth year as the BFS's poetry editor.

It's up on Goodreads if members would like to add it to their reading lists. It's a nice easy way to promote the society: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40538478-bfs-horizons-7

Because Goodreads shows I have the BFS publications, I sometimes get emails from non-members asking for bibliographical information about them, so I thought it might be handy to pull that together here (page numbers in brackets):

Editorial, Shona Kinsella and Tim Major (5)

Fiction:
The Bane of the West, Kristina Dyer (7–14)
The Watch House, David Ryan (17–29)
Finisterre, Malcolm Devlin (33–38)
Red, Hannah Hulbert (39–44)
Mary Burnes in the Utica Crib, Adam Millard (48–59)
Domina, Dev Agarwal (64–78)
Springtime, John Deans (79–82)
Before the Black Throne, Damon L. Wakes (84–85)
The Library of Lost Time, Allen Stroud (86–106)
The Wurleigh Skull, Matt Colborn (110–112)
Long Days, Agrippina Domanski (113–121)
Momma's Embrace, Heather Johnson (122–125)

Poetry
Banners, Adam Alexander Woodruff (15–16)
Ouroborous (a Villanelle), M M Lewis (30)
Dystopian Sparkle, M M Lewis (31–32)
From the Pea in Dogsthorpe Road, Cardinal Cox (45)
Fit for Work, Cardinal Cox (46–47)
Casualty of War, Allen Ashley (60–61)
Sea Sons, Allen Ashley (62–63)
The Storm Walker, Edward Ahern (83)
My Shadow Sister, Becca Miles (107)
The Descent of Inanna, Becca Miles (108–109)

Cover art by Vince Haig, originally from Interzone #258.
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Promote Your Projects / Re: (Aeldynn Lore) Keys of the Origin & Others
« Last post by Melissa A. Joy on June 15, 2018, 04:42:07 pm »
Endeavours of the Unsung, my first short story collection, is now available.



From Armaran in the west to Icetaihn in the north and Zaern’Kairnell in the east,
there are 10 unsung tales to be told.

A crystalline fortress in the farthest reaches of a treacherous glacier.
A demonic fissure in the depths of a formidable gorge. 
Long kept secrets in a forest cloaked in fog.
One pint-sized bookworm with a penchant for adventure. 
Covert operations at a vampire soirée. 

Many are the tales of Aeldynn.
Here are the Endeavours of the Unsung
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Promote Your Projects / (Aeldynn Lore) Keys of the Origin & Others
« Last post by Melissa A. Joy on June 15, 2018, 04:37:28 pm »
Hello, in this first post I'd like to tell you about my debut fantasy novel, Keys of the Origin (volume I: The Scions of Balance). Below I have copied out the blurb and left a link to my website. Please note, the site is still under construction, but it is gradually being populated. The book is available on Amazon and numerous other online retailers. So far it has received some very positive responses. If you pick it up and enjoy it, please give a review on Amazon, and GoodReads if you're on there, and if you'd like to connect on social media, you can find the details in my signature and on my website.



In a world where ancient races still dwell, the events of an age-old prophecy begin to stir.
From the pages of an antique tome, there is much the ancients themselves have yet to learn.

The time has come for the Keys of the Origin to play their part in restoring balance to Aeldynn; but how will their choices affect the outcome?

Two young men; one a righteous law-abiding servant to the people, the other a distinguished outlaw, don't yet realise they are to play a part in a foretold bid for the future of Aeldynn. Fate leads them down a road they would never have dreamed of following; a road that leads them into a struggle to bring the world back into a state of balance from the precipice of madness and desolation.

It is not only Zehn and Larkh who are fated to take on the malevolent forces of Aeldynn; there are others who must join with them as they are coaxed into the embrace of the ancient Nays and the fabled Drahknyr, who are also entangled in the masterful puppeteering of a renegade sorceress hell bent on reviving the greatest threat of all; Alymarn.

http://aeldynnlore.com/
Twitter - @DefineImagineMJ
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DefineImagineMJ/
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Promote Your Projects / Loki's Daughter The Opal Dungeon
« Last post by grimshawl on June 15, 2018, 01:51:17 pm »
Loki’s Daughter, The Opal Dungeon   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DR6J4R4

A modern day woman determined to survive the end of the world despite everything makes the ultimate gamble after a chance encounter. A god also determined to find a way to beat the odds and change his fate is betting on her. The stakes have never been higher and the odds of winning are slim. In the end, will either of them succeed or will one have to die so that the other might continue to live? Nothing is certain when you risk it all in the Opal Dungeon. In ebook format and Amazons KU
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Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on June 09, 2018, 10:25:53 am »
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Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on June 09, 2018, 10:24:32 am »
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Introductions / Hello
« Last post by Cheryl on June 08, 2018, 11:42:11 pm »
Hello! *waves*  8)

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THE BLACK PILGRIMAGE & OTHER EXPLORATIONS: ESSAYS ON SUPERNATURAL FICTION
By Rosemary Pardoe

Shadow Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9572962-7-5 (300 pages, £11.99)

https://www.shadowpublishing.net/the-black-pilgrimage

THE GHOSTLY WORK OF M.R. JAMES
 
The celebrated writer M.R. James (1862-1936) is arguably the most significant author of ghost stories in the world. His macabre work has terrified and fascinated readers for over a hundred years. Now collected in one volume, here are twenty-nine essays on his ghostly tales and themes by editor and James scholar Rosemary Pardoe.
 
Plus eight further essays on other authors, including Fritz Leiber, E.G. Swain and Manly Wade Wellman, and a fascinating miscellany of nine additional pieces on a variety of topics.
 
Rosemary Pardoe is a respected essayist and has edited the influential M.R. James-related magazine Ghosts & Scholars since 1979.  She also edited three volumes of The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows (Sarob Press), and is the co-editor of Ghosts and Scholars: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (with Richard Dalby, 1987) and Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M.R. James (with S.T. Joshi, 2007).
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BFS Publications / Re: BFS Journal 19 and 20: Calls for Submissions
« Last post by Rolnikov on June 04, 2018, 01:16:11 pm »
This blog post by Juliet McKenna might be interesting in this context: http://www.julietemckenna.com/?p=2945

The BFS Journal could be a good source of such citations if members contribute articles about modern female writers. It’s got me thinking about whether there’s something I could write.
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