Reader Poll for Best of BCS Year Three Anthology

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

Our Reader Poll last year for a story to go into The Best of BCS Year Two was so much fun that we’re doing it again this year!

In this poll, readers and fans will get to pick a story for inclusion in the upcoming Best of BCS, Year Three anthology.

How It Works:  Voting will be in two rounds–this first round here in this post, where you can vote for five stories out of all 28 eligible stories, and a second round run-off between the five stories that get the most first-round votes.

To vote in the first round: Post a comment in this thread, listing your favorite five stories from the third year of BCS. (That’s Issue #53 through Issue #78. A full list of the stories is in this post below the More tag). First-round voting is now closed.

Second-round voting, between the five finalist stories, is now open on the BCS Facebook ‘Like’ page, in this this poll question on the BCS Facebook page.

Voting for the second round ends this Fri., Aug 10, at midnight Pacific Time

Good luck!  Feel free to tweet or Facebook or blog this poll, so we get as many reader’s opinions as we can. (You can use the Facebook ‘like’ button at the bottom of the post to send the link straight to your Facebook page.)

Eligible  Stories for Best of BCS, Year Three Reader Poll:

Tony Pi, The Curse of Chimère
Sarah L. Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea
Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears

Fox McGeever, Lession’s Tower
Anne Cross, The Popinjay’s Daughter
Megan Arkenberg, The Summer King
Marie Brennan, Two Pretenders

Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea
Corie Ralston, Mamafield
Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero

Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected
Heather Fawcett, The Fairy Gaol
Greg Linklater, Memories of Her
Jason S. Ridler, Buzzard’s Final Bow

Wendy N. Wagner, Cold Iron and Green Vines
Therese Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife
Bradley P. Beaulieu, From the Spices of Sanandira
Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair

Erin Hoffman, Sightwolf
Joe L. Murr, The Moral Education of a Mad Bastard
Marko Kloos, Ink and Blood
Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds

Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond
Marissa Lingen, The Witch’s Second
Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping
Kristina C. Mottla, The Magick

(Stories that aren’t listed are either already in the anthology or are by an author who has another story in the poll or the anthology.)


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  1. Jay Ridler says:

    Erin Hoffman, Sightwolf

    Camille Alexa, Over A Narrow Sea

    Tony Pi, Curse of the Chimera

    Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways

    Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair

  2. Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea

    Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected

    Jason S. Ridler, Buzzard’s Final Bow

    Erin Hoffman, Sightwolf

    Bradley P. Beaulieu, From the Spices of Sanandira

  3. I’m shamelessly going to vote for myself…

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping
    Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds
    Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea
    Kristina C. Mottla, The Magick
    Sarah L. Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea

  4. Anthony says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  5. Fred says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  6. Janine says:

    ‘Gone Sleeping’ by Heather Clitheroe

  7. Cari says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  8. Franceen says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  9. Beverly says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

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  11. Tanya says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

    Lovely word smithing!

  12. Sarah says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  13. tammy says:

    My choices:
    1. Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping
    2. Kristina C. Mottla, The Magick
    3. Tony Pi, The Curse of Chimère
    4. Megan Arkenberg, The Summer King
    5. Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair

  14. kmkat says:

    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  15. Kevin says:

    1.) Heather Clitheroe, “Gone Sleeping”
    2.) Tony Pi, “The Curse of Chimere”
    3.) Sarah Edwards, “Girl Who Tasted the Sea”

  16. Sarah says:

    Gone Sleeping by Heather Clitheroe

  17. Jenny Dukeshire says:

    Gone Sleeping by Heather Clitheroe

  18. Doug Feggans says:

    ‘Gone Sleeping’ by Heather Clitheroe

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  20. Anette says:

    My votes:

    1: Lession’s Tower by Fox McGeever
    2: The Summer King by Megan Arkenberg
    3: The Fairy Gaol by Heather Fawcett
    4: Bone Diamond by Michael John Grist
    5: Over a Narrow Sea by Camille Alexa

  21. Joe Auerbach says:

    Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds

  22. Denyer says:

    I can’t comment on the rest (and sadly lack the time for any catch-up reading at the moment*) but did really, really enjoy the concept/writing for My Father’s Wounds.

    *Hopefully will at some point, and offering epub downloads is very classy of you.

  23. Cat Rambo says:

    Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea
    Erin Hoffman, Sightwolf
    Tony Pi, The Curse of Chimere
    Megan Arkenberg, The Summer King
    Marie Brennan, Two Pretenders

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  25. Maria says:

    Therese Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife

  26. Alex says:

    Rather fond of Anne Cross’ “The Popinjay’s Daughter”…

  27. Dybbuk Klezmer says:

    Popinjay’s Daughter

  28. Leanne says:

    _The Popinjay’s Daughter_, by Anne Cross
    _A Bounty Split Three Ways_, by Peter Kovic
    _The Girl Who Tasted The Sea_, by Sarah L. Edwards
    _The Witch’s Second_, by Melissa Lingen
    _The Moral Education of a Mad Bastard_, by Joe L. Murr

  29. Rob Nugen says:

    Michael John Grist, _Bone Diamond_

  30. Matt C says:

    The Popinjay’s Daughter, by Anne Cross

  31. Jen says:

    Gone Sleeping’ by Heather Clitheroe

  32. Tori says:

    Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond
    Bradley P. Beaulieu, From the Spices of Sanandira

  33. AE Marling says:

    Fox McGeever, Lession’s Tower
    Corie Ralston, Mamafield
    Jason S. Ridler, Buzzard’s Final Bow
    Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond
    Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair

  34. Aileen Grist says:

    Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond

  35. Eeeeka says:

    Anne Cross, The Popinjay’s Daughter

  36. Joanna says:

    1. Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
    2. Marko Kloos, Ink and Blood
    3. Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero
    4. Wendy N. Wagner, Cold Iron and Green Vines
    5. Greg Linklater, Memories of Her

  37. Liz says:

    1. Marie Brennan, “Two Pretenders”
    2. Marissa Lingen, “The Witch’s Second”
    3. Therese Arkenberg, “The Godslayer’s Wife”
    4. Megan Arkenberg, “The Summer King”

  38. Lee says:

    1 – Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
    2 – Murr, Moral Education of a Mad Bastard
    3 – Burlington, Ernst etc.
    4 – Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair
    5 – Grist, Bone Diamond

  39. Kayjayoh says:

    Anne Cross, The Popinjay’s Daughter is my very favorite. I’ll have to consider further for 2-5.

  40. Kristina Mottla says:

    Therese Arkenberg, “The Godslayer’s Wife”

    Ferrett Steinmetz, “My Father’s Wounds”

    Heather Clitheroe, “Gone Sleeping”

    Rosamund Hodge, “And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair”

  41. Liana Mir says:

    Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair
    Jason S. Ridler, Buzzard’s Final Bow
    Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea
    Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds
    Marie Brennan, Two Pretenders

  42. Marcy says:

    David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears
    Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
    Corie Ralston, Mamafield
    Heather Fawcett, The Fairy Gaol
    Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected

  43. Sarah L. Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea

    Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea

    Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero

    Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected

  44. Matt H. says:

    1. Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
    2. Marko Kloos, Ink and Blood
    3. Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero
    4. Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected
    5. Therese Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife

  45. Radonna Hill says:

    David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears

    Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected

    Sarah L. Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea

    Greg Linklater, Memories of Her

    Therese Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife

  46. Carl Opaskar says:

    A Bounty Split Three Ways

  47. Lisa Blinn says:

    Kovic–A Bounty Split Three Ways

  48. Peter who plays tuba says:

    1. Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
    2. Marko Kloos, Ink and Blood
    3. Corie Ralston, Mamafield
    4. Kristina C. Mottla, The Magick
    5. David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears

  49. Kovic says:

    I’m gonna vote for myself because, doggonit, I’m not made of stone.

    Kovic, “A Bounty Split Three Ways.”

  50. CJ Burke says:

    “Bounty Split Three Ways”
    “Witchs Second”
    “Mamafield”

  51. Michael John Grist- Bone Diamond

  52. Michael John Grist- Bone Diamond

  53. Ada (Shuxian Xu) says:

    Michael John Grist- Bone Diamond 

  54. Jeroen VD Stock says:

    Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond

  55. Raymond says:

    Michael John Grist- Bone Diamond

  56. Yardvark says:

    1. Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero

    2. Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways

  57. Matt F says:

    Bone Diamond, Michael John Grist

  58. Emma says:

    Michael John Grist – Bone Diamond

  59. Su Young Lee says:

    Michael John Grist- Bone Diamond!

  60. Sarah G says:

    Joe L. Murr, The Moral Education of a Mad Bastard
    Marissa Lingen, The Witch’s Second
    Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds

  61. Denni says:

    Lession’s Tower by Fox Mc Geever.

  62. Fox Mc Geever says:

    Lession’s Tower by Fox Mc Geever
    The Witch’s Second by Marissa Lingen
    Love, Resurrected by Cat Rambo
    The Summer King by Megan Arkenberg
    The Curse of Chimère by Tony Pi

  63. 1. Wagner’s “Cold Iron and Green Vines”

    2. Ridler’s “Buzzard’s Final Bow”

    3. Hoffman’s “Sightwolf”

    4. Megan Arkenberg’s “The Summer King”

    5. Rambo’s “Love, Resurrected”

  64. Conan Hutchins says:

    Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond

  65. Simon Curson says:

    Michael John Grist’s bone diamond is EPIC!

  66. Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero

    Wendy N. Wagner, Cold Iron and Green Vines

    Therese Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife

    Sarah L. Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea

    Tony Pi, The Curse of Chimère

  67. Bullington–”The Adventures of Ernst”
    Steinmetz–”My Father’s Wounds”
    Alexa–”Over A Narrow Sea”

    Can’t wait to read this anthology!

  68. Rich says:

    Mottla-The Magick

    Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife

    Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea

    Tony Pi, The Curse of Chimère

  69. Tony says:

    Michael John Grist- Bone Diamond

  70. Pat Opaskar says:

    “A Bounty Split Three Ways” by Peter Kovik

  71. Ann Hollister says:

    Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways

  72. Anne Cross says:

    I’m voting for myself too, but not just myself….

    Anne Cross – The Popinjay’s Daughter
    Sarah L. Edwards – The Girl Who Tasted The Sea
    Wendy N. Wagner – Cold Iron and Green Vines
    Corie Ralston – Mamafield
    Tony Pi – The Curse of Chimere

  73. Don Dossa says:

    A Bounty Split Three Ways has my vote.

  74. Brooks Moses says:

    Unfortunately I haven’t had time to read all of them yet, but I’ll toss in votes for these three, which I quite liked.

    Anne Cross, The Popinjay’s Daughter
    Marie Brennan, Two Pretenders
    Marissa Lingen, The Witch’s Second

  75. Carol Dossa says:

    Peter Kovic – A Bounty Split Three Ways
    Anne Cross – The Popinjay’s Daughter

  76. Peg says:

    Peter Kovik’s “A Bounty Split Three Ways”

  77. dolly farrell says:

    A Bounty Split Three Ways

  78. Charlotte says:

    David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears

    Jason S. Ridler, Buzzard’s Final Bow

    Bradley P. Beaulieu, From the Spices of Sanandira

    Joe L. Murr, The Moral Education of a Mad Bastard

    Wendy N. Wagner, Cold Iron and Green Vines

  79. Jude says:

    David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears
    Megan Arkenberg, The Summer King
    Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected
    Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds
    Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping

  80. Nicole Stanson says:

    David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears
    Anne Cross, The Popinjay’s Daughter
    Mottla-The Magick
    Heather Fawcett, The Fairy Gaol
    Corie Ralston – Mamafield

  81. Eric R says:

    I was hoping to read more of these, but time has run out. Of the ten or so I’ve read:

    Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut With Unicorn hair
    Cross, the Popinjay’s Daughter

    …and after that it’s like a six-way tie. Lots of excellent stories!

  82. Scott H. Andrews says:

    Thanks very much, everyone, for your votes!

    First-round voting is now closed. Our crack BCS polls team have tabulated the results and announced the five finalist stories!

    Second-round voting, between the five finalist stories, is now open on the BCS Facebook ‘Like’ page, in this this poll question on the BCS Facebook page.

    Voting for the second round ends this Fri., Aug 10, at midnight Pacific Time. Get your vote in soon!

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