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Forthcoming historical novels for 2022

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press historical titles for books set in eras up to the early 1970s. Details are ...Read Guide

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2022

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Books are set in eras up to the early 1970s. ...Read Guide

Forthcoming historical novels for 2021

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press historical titles for books set in eras up to the early 1970s.  Details are ...Read Guide

How to find a literary agent for historical fiction

Finding a literary agent who can sell your work, win you commissions, and look after your author journey is like finding the Holy ...Read Guide

Guide: our definition of historical fiction

As with any genre, there are problems with defining historical fiction. When does ‘contemporary’ end, and ‘historical’ begin? What about novels that are ...Read Guide

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2021

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Books are from eras up to the 1970s. Details are ...Read Guide

Guide: Historical Fiction Book Cover Designers

Here are some of the choices that HNS members have made. To find the designer, click on our hover over the cover image. ...Read Guide

Guide: Defining the historical fiction genre

There are problems with defining the historical fiction genre, as with defining any genre. When does ‘contemporary’ end, and ‘historical’ begin? What about ...Read Guide

Guide: The Philosophical Historical Novel

The Ancients Philosophers of the past so aroused the societies they lived in that they were often persecuted, executed, or hired to teach ...Read Guide

Alternate History

As a big alternate history fan, I get asked often to recommend a good alternate history books, but that is like asking me ...Read Guide

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