Why should I join the BFS?

Every year, members receive the following Publications…


Four issues of Prism, the society’s news magazine.  A combination of news, reviews and articles, every issue also features columns from Ramsey Campbell, Mark Morris, James Barclay and Eric Brown.


Two issues of Dark Horizons, the critically acclaimed journal of the society. A thick magazine publishing fiction, poetry, articles and interviews.


Two issues of New Horizons, the sister magazine to Dark Horizons, dedicated to promoting and showcasing the newer names in fantasy, horror and sci-fi.

The British Fantasy Society also has a publishing arm and each year members will receive an exclusive, full-length anthology featuring some of the brightest and most exciting names in the business.   

Members receive exclusive material – if you join or re-new your membership before 31st May 2009, you will receive Slights by Kaaron Warren due to published by Angry Robot on July 1st (RRP £7.99).


The British Fantasy Society’s 2009 Short Story Competition is now open!

The winner will be annouced at the British Fantasy Awards.


1st place. £50. Publication in one of the BFS journals. One year’s membership of the BFS.

2nd place. £25. Publication in one of the BFS journals.

Entry: free to members; £5 for non-members.

Eligibility: you must not have been paid for the publication of more than three short stories.

Full rules:

Send entries or queries to:

Closing date: 31 August 2009

FantasyCon Art Show

FantasyCon 2009 is delighted to announce that the Art Show — sadly missed by previous attendees and artists alike — makes a return this year.

We aim to display paintings, prints, photographs and 3D pieces. We are busy contacting artists and we have received positive responses: they are keen to exhibit their work.

If you are an artist in any medium and would like to exhibit at Fantasycon please contact us – If you have a website please include this when you contact us.

Films @ FantasyCon


Director: J. Andrew Molloy
Writer: J. Andrew Molloy
Canada: 2008


  Director:         Matt Duffer
                          Ross Duffer
Matt Duffer
                          Ross Duffer

Peter Crowther
                          (short story)
USA:                2007

 Abraham’s Boys

 Director:         Dorothy Street
 Writers:          Matt Duffer
                         Dorothy Street 
Joe Hill
                         (short story)
USA:               2009

  The Ugly File

  Director:       Mark Steensland
  Writers:        Rick Hautala
                        Ed Gorman
                        (short story)
  USA:              2009 




  The Ties that Bind

  Director:        Jeff Heimbuch
  Writers:         Jeff Heimbuch
                         Brian Keene
                         (short story)
  USA:               2009 



  Director:       Jayson Densman
  Writer:          Jeremy C. Shipp
                        (short story)
  USA:              2009

  Side Effect

  Director:      Liz Adams
  Writer:         Liz Adams    
  USA:             2008


  Date Night

  Director:     Jason Miller
  Writer:        Jason Miller
  USA:            2009

+ 45 minute (approx.) mystery ‘Director’ retrospective!!!

If you have a film you would like to screen at Fantasycon please contact us – If you have a website please include this when you contact us.

Due to massive overstocks the BFS has decided to donate old BFS Publications to the housing & homeless charity, Shelter, who now have dedicated book stores within many of their shops.

We wanted to offer you the chance to stock up on any titles you might enjoy.  All titles are free; all we ask is that you pay for the P&P.  This will be worked out individually, depending on how many books you may choose.

This is a once in a lifetime offer that will end on 31st May 2009 or while stocks last.  After this date everything will be donated to Shelter.

To place your order simply e-mail

Available titles
Spiral Garden P/B 
Spiral Garden H/B 
Long Memories 

Future events:

The British Fantasy Society is holding its annual convention, Fantasycon 2009, in Nottingham, UK, over the weekend 18-20 September. 

The next two BFS Open Nights in London - at The George due to the sucess of the POWERS: Secret Histories launch – have been scheduled for 3rd July & 4th December… the dates and further details will be confirmed in the next newsletter.

BFS Regional Open Night (Glasgow) on 11 June, 2009 at 19.00 at The Cask and Still read more…

British Fantasy Awards 2009:

Please do take the time to vote by one of the various means on offer, your opinion can make all the difference!

Word version

PDF version

All votes must be received by 31 May 2009.

BFS Mailing:

Look out for the next issue of Prism & New Horizons 3 from the 8 June 2009.

Discounts &
other Benefits

Members receive a deep discount (typically 30%) off the commercial publications produced by the society.  

£10 off the registration fee for the society’s annual convention, Fantasycon.  

Free entry in the BFS Short Story Competition

Members of the BFS are entitled to submit a link to the BFS links library.

Add promotional links for book sales through the online shopping facility.

Note: All links will be assessed and checked for suitability.

We are also securing exclusive discounts with various other publishers whose work may be of interest to our members, more details to follow.






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