Slush Update, 12/22/16

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Nov. 26, 2016 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before November 26 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.


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BCS #215 – Lewis, Kurella, Cashier Archives

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #215 is out today, featuring Weird Western-ish stories from two authors new to BCS and one From the Archives.

Linden A. Lewis offers “Where She Went,” a science-fantastical Weird West-ish story of a grandfather struggling through harpies to seek his granddaughter.

Jordan Kurella offers “The True and Otherworldly Origins of the Name ‘Calamity Jane’,” a Weird Western with past guilt and fairies.

The From the Archives story with BCS #215 is “Swallowing Silver” by Erin Cashier, from BCS #172, our Special Weird Western Issue, and podcast BCS 149, a Weird West of family, monsters, and family monsters. All behind new cover art for the end-year season: “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year, including one named a finalist for the 2016 Parsec Awards–BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher–and others by Gregory Norman Bossert, Marie Brennan, Rachael K. Jones, and more.


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BCS #214 – Stufflebeam, Sridhar, Stufflebeam Audio Vault, New Cover Art

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #214 is out today, featuring a returning BCS author, a new one, new cover art, and a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“A Careful Fire” in BCS #184 and podcast BCS 160, “The Girl with Golden Hair” in BCS #176 and podcast BCS 153, and “Everything Beneath You” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142) returns with “The Orangery,” a story blending the mythic with characters fighting beyond role.

Priya Sridhar offers “The Jeweled Nawab Jungle Retreat,” a story of a character similarly fighting to break free of the role attributed to them.

The BCS Audio Vault podcast has a new episode BCS Audio Vault 026: Everything Beneath You by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, from January 2015. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the very personal genesis of this story and some of its elements, including a boat, a dragon, and a lantern festival.

The From the Archives story with BCS #214 is “The Coffinmaker’s Love” by Alberto Yáñez in BCS #131, our Fifth Anniversary Double-Issue in October 2013.

All behind new cover art for the end-year season: “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du.


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New Cover Art: “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #214 next week (and the BCS #214 ebook already out early on Kindle and Weightless Books), our new cover art will be “The Sacred Flames” by Jinxu Du:

"The Sacred Flames" by Jinxu Du


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Murrary, Stufflebeam, Howard

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several more BCS authors have stories appearing elsewhere recently:

  • Samantha Murray (“A Deeper Green” in BCS #205) in the Nov. Clarkesworld
  • Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“Everything Beneath You” in BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142, among others, and a new story this month) in the Nov-Dec Black Static
  • Kat Howard (“The Calendar of Saints” in BCS #79 Third Anniversary Double-Issue) in the Nov-Dec Uncanny 

Congratulations!


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Slush Update, 11/23/16

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Nov. 2, 2016 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before November 2 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.


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BCS #213 – Kurzawa, Baker, Dikeman Archives

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #213 is live today, two days early for the US holiday this week, featuring dark tales from a returning BCS author and a new one.

Greg Kurzawa (“The Study of Monstrosities” — in BCS #127 and podcast BCS 109) returns to BCS with “Masks of the Mud God,” a dark tale of family and dominance and legend.

Daniel Baker offers “The Marvelous Inventions of Mr. Tock,” a tale of an investigator confronting questionable morality in a suspect and himself.

The From the Archives story with BCS #213 is “Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul” by Kris Dikeman, from BCS #16 back in 2009, facing an equally dark and maniacal foe as in “The Marvelous Inventions of Mr. Tock.” 

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year, including one named a finalist for the 2016 Parsec Awards, F/SF highest awards for podcasting–BCS 173: The Sweetest Skill by Tony Pi, guest-narrated by John Meagher–and others by Gregory Norman Bossert, Marie Brennan, Rachael K. Jones, and more.


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Slush Update, 11/17/16

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Oct. 7, 2016 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before October 7 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.


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BCS in Heiresses of Russ 2016 Anthology

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Reprints by Scott H. Andrews

One BCS story and multiple other BCS authors will appear in this year’s edition of the annual year’s-best anthology Heiresses of Russ!

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg, from BCS #175, also a finalist for this year’s Nebula Awards, leads off the table of contents.

Heiresses of Russ, an anthology series of the year’s best lesbian speculative fiction, is edited this year by BCS author A.M. Dellamonica (“The Boy Who Would Not Be Enchanted” in BCS #209) and Steve Berman.

It includes other stories by BCS authors:

Congratulations, all!


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