Join the Historical Novel Society

Join the Historical Novel Society: Connect with people all round the world who love historical fiction. Find your next great read. Get help with your writing.

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Quarterly printed magazine delivered to your door.

Our 64 page magazine ships each February, May, August and November, or members can read it online here.

Great member discounts on conferences, courses and competitions.

Conferences are in the US, the UK and Australia, and we run international novel and short story competitions.

Get active and connect.

Our members review for us, run our local chapters, set up our conferences and connect with each other to champion historical fiction. Our members are the HNS.

Book Reviews

We have reviews of more than 17000 titles that you can search through and browse in various ways. You can also find out what new novels are coming this year. Below are six of our latest Editors’ Choices.

For Authors

All our members are avid readers of historical fiction, but many are authors too.

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

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Help finding your literary agent
Help publishing your novel
Help marketing your novel
Help writing your novel