History in the writing

Founded in 1997, we’re a community of historical fiction lovers. Our members include established and yet to be published authors, readers and publishers.

Join us to connect with members from across the world.

Member benefits

Quarterly magazine delivered to your door

Enjoy our 64 page magazine in February, May, August and November.

Our magazine
Great member discounts on conferences, courses and competitions

We run conferences in the US, the UK and Australia. Plus international awards.

Upcoming events
Connect with fellow historical fiction champions

Our members lie at the core of the HNS. They include local chapter leaders, reviewers and conference organisers.

How to join in

For readers

Looking for your next read? We’ve 20,000+ reviews to browse through.

Here are six of our latest Editor’s Choices:

For authors

Helping established and yet to be published authors of historical fiction.

We help nurture our author members at whatever stage along the writing path they find themselves.

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Helpful historical research
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Meet fellow enthusiasts
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Ask us for a review
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