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Welcome to the Historical Novel Society North America, “the place for historical fiction.”

The 2021 Historical Novel Society Conference North America conference is now past. We look forward to seeing you in June, 2023 in San Antonio!

It’s not too early to start getting excited about joining like-minded authors and lovers of historical fiction from June 8 to 11, 2023 in San Antonio. Save the dates and sign up for our e-mail list to stay in the know!


Call for Submissions for the New Historical Fiction Update

In 2022, the HNSNA Conference is launching a quarterly Historical Fiction Update and we want to hear from YOU! We’re looking for articles that will interest and excite our mailing list of 6500+ historical fiction authors, readers, and conference-goers.


Meet the 2023 HNSNA Conference Board

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Conference Chair Jenny Quinlan along with Program Chair Vanitha Sankaram, Secretary & Communications Chair Maryka Biaggio, and Venue Chair Christine Trent.

New for 2023 are Marketing Chair Carol M. Cram, Registration Chair Christopher M. Cevasco, Treasurer & Finance Chair Jonathan F. Putnam, and Technology Chair Mary K. Tilghman


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What participants say about the HNS Conference

“The HNS conference is a celebration of our genre and a gathering of kindred spirits.”

Patricia Bracewell, author of SHADOW ON THE CROWN and THE PRICE OF BLOOD

“It was refreshing to not be the only oddball writing about history and exciting to meet oodles of like-minded nerds.”

Kip Wilson, author of YA historical novel in verse, WHITE ROSE