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The New BFS Journal
« on: December 01, 2010, 08:17:10 am »
The first edition of the new BFS Journal is now at the printers and we're hoping that we will have copies to send to members before Christmas. I'm just waiting to hear back from the printers at the moment regarding dates and so on.

Hopefully people will like what they will receive - a quarterly hardbacked book packed full of all the content which makes up the Society's three main publications: New Horizons, Dark Horizons and Prism. The cover for the first edition is here:



Going forward we'd like to see the content expanded to contain archival reprints from BFS Publications past, more artwork, more great fiction from the BFS' talented members, and more work from some of the BFS Members who are published writers.

If you'd like to contribute, then please get in touch with the appropriate editor:

NEW HORIZONS

Editor: Andrew Hook
Email: newhorizons@britishfantasysociety.org
Looking for Fiction and Artwork from new and previously unpublished writers.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/index.php/bfs-publications/new-horizons/submission-guidelines

DARK HORIZONS

Editors: Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards
Email: darkhorizons@britishfantasysociety.org
Looking for Fiction, Non-Fiction and artwork covering the breadth of the 'weird fiction' spectrum.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/index.php/bfs-publications/dark-horizons/dh-guidelines

Poetry:

Editor: Ian Hunter
Email: poetry@britishfantasysociety.org


PRISM

Editor: David A Riley
Email: prism@britishfantasysociety.org
Looking for News, Reviews, Articles, Interviews and Artwork


Cheers

David
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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 10:49:35 am »
Wow, that's one gorgeous looking cover! Look forward to receiving it.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 07:37:34 pm »
Looks fantastic.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 02:48:43 pm »
Having sneaked a look at a pdf copy, there's a lot of good stuff inside it as well!

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 09:43:44 am »
Are members allowed to have a pdf copy of BFS Journal?

I've noticed quite a few people (like John above, and Demonik on Vault of Evil) saying that they have one, and I'd much prefer a pdf to a hardback copy.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 05:34:29 pm »
You and your iPad, sir. Terrible.  :) Is it really that good for the pdfs though?

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 05:59:37 pm »
Pretty much perfect, or as perfect as reading a pdf is going to get - a proper ebook is always better. Goodreader's the best app I've found for pdfs on iPad, especially when I need to annotate them (proofs and books for review).

I read a lot of pdfs on the Kindle too, sideways on. It auto-crops them, which is handy, and of course it's more portable. Mrs Theaker's newer Kindle is even better, since it lets you darken the text (some publishers seem to use grey for the text, which doesn't show up well on screen).

My personal order of preference: ebook > pdf > paperback > hardback.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 06:53:29 pm »
I'm getting an eReader for xmas, I didn't know they could handle pdf. The books themselves are just paper, I want the stories, that's what's important.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 08:13:13 am »
A little bit of news on the Journal ... unfortunately despite our best efforts, we won't be able to get it to members before Christmas. The printers are completely full and the earliest date they could give us for delivery is mid-January.  We're sorry about this, but there's nothing we can do.

Regarding PDF versions, I can't see why this wouldn't be possible, but there's the logistic element to consider - someone's time to manage and send out PDF requests. At the moment the BFS is not set up to be able to deal with reduced price memberships for PDF publications - this was discussed at the AGM - but it should be possible to provide a PDF of the Journal for members who would like a copy.

I'll have a think and discuss it with the Committee and we'll see what can be done.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2010, 09:29:55 am »
Disappointing about the mailing, but good news on the pdf.

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011, 03:58:27 pm »
New Horizons is now closed for submissions.

I've been beavering away at the subs pile and have finalised the contents for the next three issues. If anyone has submitted a story and haven't heard back, please contact me. I think three issues ahead is more than enough, so no new subs will be read and manuscripts will be returned. As New Horizons is now part of the BFS Journal, the following stories will appear March, June, and September respectively:


NH 7 

A Plague of Ladies William H Wandless
Portrait of the Devil Darren Guest
A Tall Tale Sam Verrall
Doctor Dark Jim Steel
There Is A Way To Live Forever Terry Grimwood
The City of Lonely Lights C E Hyun


NH8

 
In The House Of Answers Allen Ashley
Grey Magic For Cat Lovers Jan Edwards
The Sound Down By The Shore Douglas J Ogurek
Beached Erik Boman
The Hawthorne Effect Adrian Stumpp
 

NH9


The Topography of City Parks Allen Ashley & Douglas Thompson
Children of the Crimson Ages Peter Simon
Punchbag Christopher M Geeson
Applause John Forth
The Grass Is Always Zachary Jernigan
 

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 02:07:55 pm »
We have received copies of the first of the new BFS JOURNALs from the printers ... so they are on their way!

PS (who are handling the despatch for us) will be getting them packed up and shipped over the weekend, and so they should start arriving with members next week.

Looking forward to hearing what people think, so please post any comments here :)

Cheers

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Re: The New BFS Journal
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2011, 06:24:26 pm »
My first issue. I'm looking forward to it.

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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 09:29:36 am »
Just received the BFS Journal- Winter 2010. It looks and feels good. Now I shall read it! :)
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