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Forthcoming historical novels for 2019

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles set in the 1960s and earlier.  Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard  (US &...Read Guide

Historical Fiction Book Cover Designers

  Here are some of the choices that HNS members have made. Click on (or hover over) the cover image to find the ...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

Defining the Genre

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

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2019

The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended age ...Read Guide

The Philosophical Historical Novel

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

Forthcoming historical novels for 2018

[toc] The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles set in the 1960s and earlier.  Details are compiled by Sarah Johnson (...Read Guide

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2018

  The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles for readers aged 4 – 18. Details are compiled by Fiona Sheppard. The publisher recommended ...Read Guide

Forthcoming historical novels for 2017

[toc] The Historical Novel Society lists mainstream and small press titles set in the 1960s and earlier.  Details are compiled by Sarah Johnson (...Read Guide

Forthcoming children’s and YA historical novels for 2017

The following is our list of 2017 forthcoming historical novels, for junior, middle-grade and YA, compiled by Fiona Sheppard, using US, CAN & UK ...Read Guide