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


TOP NEWS: The Call for Proposals is now open. This is our first time conducting an all-virtual conference, so please read our submission requirements carefully. Submissions will be open January 2 – 31.


The 2021 Conference will be all virtual! Please see the announcement below from our chair, Jenny Q, and thanks for your patience as we work to provide the best possible experience for all of our attendees at #HNS2021. 




“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

“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