BCS reported our circulation statistics for 2013 to Locus magazine, for their annual February issue that lists such data for magazines in F/SF short fiction. We will also post them here.
In 2013, BCS published published 26 issues, containing 55 pieces of fiction (42 stories and 13 novelettes; all originals). We also released 22 podcast episodes.
BCS averaged 32,000 unique web visitors per month in 2013, up from up from 25,500 in 2012.
The BCS podcast averaged 5500 downloads per episode, up from 4000 in 2012. Many episodes from past years continued to receive 2000-5000 new downloads in 2013.
Highlights of 2013 included a Hugo nomination for Best Semiprozine, three World Fantasy Award nominations, a Parsec Award nomination for our audio podcast of “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, and “The Telling” by Gregory Norman Bossert winning the World Fantasy Award for Short Story.
Overall, our biggest year yet at BCS! Thank you to our readers and fans, and we look forward to 2014.
(*The 32,000 unique visitors/month puts BCS with the second-highest readership among all the e-zines who provided stats to Locus.)
(**The 5500 podcast listeners was second to the one text-and-podcast e-zine that reported figures and well behind the top podcast-only zines.)
(***The 55 stories was the most original full-length stories among all the e-zines reporting to Locus, and the second-highest total of original fiction including flash and short-shorts.)