Join the BSFA

The only way to subscribe to Vector is to become a BSFA member. Membership is open to anyone in the world. Current fees are:

  • UK Resident — £31 (£20 unwaged / student)
  • International — £45
  • International digital coming soon: check the main BSFA site

Why become a member?

The BSFA is a nonprofit organisation, entirely run by volunteers. Membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to Vector, filled with interviews and in-depth articles
  • Subscription to the BSFA Review, filled with reviews of all the latest SFF books, TV, and films
  • Subscription to FOCUS, covering all aspects of writing SFF
  • Subscription to the BSFA newsletter
  • The right to vote in the BSFA Awards, plus our special snazzy BSFA Awards booklet
  • The chance to be part of Orbiter Writing Groups
  • Support SF in the UK and across the multiverse

The BSFA also does other things which are not only limited to members, including organising events at SF conventions, running readings and interviews with authors, and using our networks to do our best to answer all kinds of SF related queries.

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Membership should be renewed on an annual basis at the BSFA website.

If you’re unsure of your membership status, please email BSFA’s Membership Officer, Luke Nicklin, or get in touch with us at