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Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on February 09, 2018, 02:01:16 pm »
General Discussion / Fantasy and SF in Greece
« Last post by Djibril on February 06, 2018, 06:14:23 pm »
Dimitra Nikolaidou has written a brief history of Speculative Fiction in Greece, going back about 30 years, and including events such as ΦantastiCon and Comicdom, the message board, the SF Club of Athens, and recommending many authors from the country (a few of whom publish mostly in English).

It's a cool read. If you know of any Greek writers or publishers who've been left off the list, feel free to leave a note pointing out the omission!

What other parts of the world could BFSers help report on?
Introductions / Re: New Member Intro
« Last post by David A. Riley on February 06, 2018, 12:42:16 pm »
Welcome. Greetings from snowy Lancashire!
Introductions / New Member Intro
« Last post by JP_Harker on February 06, 2018, 12:03:31 pm »
  Hello - Greetings from Wales:  I don't really know much about forums etc so I'll be making this up as I go along!

 Regards to all
Hello Everyone

We are looking for a writer to join our team, helping to write a choose your own adventure game book for an upcoming board game. The game is set in a dark fantasy world where humanity has collapsed in on itself after the mysterious Deepwood rose consuming the land and turning cities into islands in a sea of deadly flora and fauna. Its all big monsters and desperate adventurers trying to keep humanity afloat.

The work will be 1/2-1 day a week for a 6-9 month period that can be spread over the next year and half. This is a paid position which we will be using upworks and escrow to facilitate the arrangement.

We need a writer who is passionate about dark fantasy. Someone who has an up to date knowledge of miniature based board games and GMing for RPG campaigns.
We need a writer who has played fighting fantasy books/ choose your own adventure books before and who appreciates the flow/mechanisms involved.
Ideally the writer will have been published though this is not essential.
We need a writer with good experience in writing dark fantasy.
We need a writer who is motivated and capable, professional and able to keep pace with our design team.

If you think your our writer please send an application, explaining how you fit the above, alongside an excerpt of your work to

Rates are variable on experience.

Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Matt Hughes
« Last post by hapthorn on February 05, 2018, 11:05:56 am »
In December, John Joseph Adams invited me to send him a story for the 100th issue of Lightspeed in April.  I remembered that it was John, then slush reader for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, who would have been the first person in the world to read a Henghis Hapthorn story.  He passed “Mastermindless” on to Gordon Van Gelder, who made it my first sale to F&SF.

So it seems appropriate to bring old Henghis back onto the stage.  I’ve just sent John a 10,000-word novelette, “Hapthorn’s Last Case,” which picks up his story a couple of weeks after the end of the third Hapthorn novel Hespira.  The long-dreaded change from science to magic now looms in the offing.

I hope John likes it.

As I was finishing the draft, it occurred to me that those 10,000 words could make the opening of a fourth Hapthorn novel.  That’s one of the projects Patreon may make possible if I draw enough patrons.

I’ve arbitrarily set a total of $1,000 in monthly pledges as the level at which I could afford to stop writing so many short stories for mags and anthologies and go back to mostly writing novels.  But I may lower that bar as time goes by.  I’m still feeling my way into this new kind of relationship with my readers.

If you’d like to be my patron, here’s a link:
Promote Your Projects / Re: Parallel Universe Publications
« Last post by David A. Riley on February 04, 2018, 02:01:05 pm »
The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts has just been reviewed on the prestigious Vault of Evil website:

"Far the most attractively presented book I've set eyes on this year and an absorbing and informative read into the bargain. Rolling Back The Years is both a glorious celebration of Jim Pitts' talent and, for those of us with an enthusiasm for the golden age of British fantasy and horror fanzines, an invaluable companion to David A. Sutton's On The Fringes For Thirty Years . MRJ is well served with four illustrations from Ghosts: A Tribute to M. R. James and The Treasure Of Abbot Thomas illo which "was used quite randomly by Francesca in Kadath. It was recently placed on the book cover of Ghosts & Scholars #27, where Rosemary Pardoe used it more appropriately."

Alchemy Press / Re: The Alchemy Press Book Of Horrors
« Last post by Peter Coleborn on February 04, 2018, 01:13:36 pm »
Please note -- the submissions window is now closed
British Fantasy Awards / Re: British Fantasy Awards 2018
« Last post by Peter Coleborn on February 04, 2018, 01:12:41 pm »
Thank you Stephen
A new publication launching from the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction & Fantasy. The first issue's theme is For Future Generations:

For this issue of Electric Athenaeum, we are seeking genre stories that focus on the issues surounding planning for future generations. We are particularly interested in stories featuring new visions/interpretations of generation starships, the care of fragile ecosystems, and dramatic explorations of balancing the rights of future generations versus the needs of the present.

Word Limit: 3,000–10,000 words

Pay: £50 per story

Genre: "open to any genre of speculative fiction, so long as the story contains a strong imaginative thread"

They're also looking for non-fiction.

More details here:
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