To celebrate the tenth anniversary of BCS and Caroline M. Yoachim’s story “Carnival Nine” in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196 named a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards, held later this fall, we’re giving away a signed copy of Caroline’s short fiction collection Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories!

Caroline’s previous BCS stories, “The Land of Empty Shells” in BCS #20 and “Seasons Set in Skin” in BCS #177 and podcast BCS 156 (which is included in Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories), are about siblings and family, and “Carnival Nine” is about family and generations. Seven Wonders has over twenty-five of Caroline’s stories through 2016, including literary fantasy, science fiction, fable-esque fantasy, and more.

The giveaway for the signed copy of Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories will take place Monday Oct. 1 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite story from BCS about family is. Whether “Carnival Nine” or something else; a family story that’s charming or that’s dark, that ends happily or ends not-so-happily; with “family story” defined however you choose to define it.

To get you started, here are a few of the many stories from BCS over the years that could be thought of as family stories:

Ruby, Singing” by Fran Wilde in BCS #261 & podcast BCS 224

Every Black Tree” by Natalia Theodoridou in BCS #236 & podcast BCS 205

On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts” by Richard Parks in BCS #235 & podcast BCS 203

Across Pack Ice, a Fire” by Marissa Lingen in BCS #233

 

Gallows Girl” by Mel Kassel in BCS #233

Of Letters They Are Made” by Jonathan Edelstein in BCS #228

A Place to Grow” by A.T. Greenblatt in BCS #225

Trette’s Bones” by Grace Seybold in BCS #241

 

A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard in BCS #195 – Science-Fantasy Month 3 & podcast BCS 170

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson in Issue #200 & podcast BCS 176

Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford in BCS #195 – Science-Fantasy Month 3

The Mama Mmiri” by Walter Dinjos in BCS #190 & podcast BCS 164

 

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg in BCS #175

The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” by Yoon Ha Lee in BCS #27 & podcast BCS 025

The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen by Barbara A. Barnett in BCS #124 & podcast BCS 107

Good luck!

Full rules for the Caroline M. Yoachim Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Mon. Oct 1, 2018. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you post more than one eligible tweet).

You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The signed copy of Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, signed to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant, or for books getting lost or damaged in shipping.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter or anyone else. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

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