This is an invitation to you to join the community of the fantastic. Many years ago, when I was a struggling writer and a vociferous fan, I tried to convince people that we admirers of fantasy needed a society to bring us together for fun and for sharing our ideas, and I don’t know of a better such organisation than the British Fantasy Society.
Some of us are for the dark and macabre, some for the heroic and the mythic, but we all agree that the imagination is one of the most precious of the elements that make us human.
Our society includes writers and artists and musicians and folk involved in film, but nobody is more important than the audience.
I hope you will derive as much pleasure and inspiration from contact with our members as I do, and I hope to meet you personally at one of our conventions soon.
Ramsey Campbell, President
“Whenever a fledgling horror or fantasy writer comes up to me, at a convention or somewhere else, and asks me how they can get their work published, I invariably advise them that their first step should be to join the British Fantasy Society.” – Stephen Jones, editor of Best New Horror
Every year, members receive:
Members will receive copies of all Society Publications, currently planned to be a hardback edition of the BFS Journal, published every quarter. This contains fiction and articles, interviews and reviews.
The BFS may also publish additional works during the year, and these will also be sent to all members as part of their membership package if it is financially possible for the BFS to do this.
Discounts and Other Benefits:
Discount off the registration fee for the society’s annual convention, Fantasycon.
Free entry in the BFS Short Story Competition.
Current subscription rates:
United Kingdom – £35.00 (£40.00 Joint Membership)
Europe – £45.00 (£50.00 Joint Membership)
Rest of World – £60.00 (£65.00 Joint Membership)
Joint membership provides for just one set of all the publications to be provided, but the discounts on FantasyCon and other benefits mentioned above apply to both parties.
How to become a member, or renew your membership:
Simply join and pay via the PayPal option below.
For other payment options, please email us on email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do to help.
The option ‘Kindle email address’ is something of an experiment – as well as sending the BFS Journal to members as a book edition, if we have your Kindle email address, then we will additionally send it to your Kindle device via Amazon’s free conversion and formatting service. We’ll trial this during 2011 and see how it goes.
Please, if adding the Kindle email, use the @free.kindle.com version or you will be charged by Amazon for the download. Also ensure that firstname.lastname@example.org is added to your Kindle account as an address from which content can be sent.
Please Note: We process new memberships once a month, so don’t worry if you don’t hear back from us immediately.