BCS in Blogs
Scott Interviewed on Speculate! Podcast

Posted in: About BCS, BCS in Blogs, BCS Podcasts, Magazine Publishing by Scott H. Andrews

Speculate!BCS Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Scott H. Andrews is interviewed in the second episode of Speculate! podcast’s trio of episodes on BCS and our fiction.

We talked about the origins of the magazine, my editorial philosophy, my approach on story rewrites, my production of the BCS podcast, and why literary adventure fantasy is an underserved portion of the speculative fiction market. 

Speculate! is produced by authors Gregory A. Wilson and Bradley P. Beaulieu. They focus not only on the readerly side of things, like fiction and editorial philosophy, but also on the writerly side, like facets of the fiction-writing craft.

Check out this second episode, and keep an eye out for the final one in the trio.


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BCS #100 in Blogs

Posted in: 100th Issue, BCS in Blogs by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #100, our milestone double-issue, got a very nice blog review last week at SwordsSorcery.blogspot.com. They also reviewed our Third Anniversary Double-Issue last fall.

And author Richard Parks had nice praise on his blog last Thursday as well.  His story “In the Palace of the Jade Lion” is in BCS #100.

Thanks very much!


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A ReaderCon Mention

Posted in: About BCS, Appearances and Cons, BCS in Blogs by Scott H. Andrews

07-27-2011, 02:52 PM

BCS and Scott at ReaderCon got a nice mention from Black Gate magazine Website Editor and award-winning poet C.S.E. Cooney in the blog at Black Gate‘s site.

I bumped into Claire Saturday night and introduced myself. I had seen her name on Black Gate‘s site for a while.

As she recounts learning from that meeting, our concept of secondary-world settings here at BCS does include alt-history or paranormal historical settings (such as Weird West) based on our world here on Earth. We’re not just looking for stories set in completely made-up worlds; most any pre-modern non-contemporary setting will do.

Thanks very much to Claire for the cool mention!


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BCS Story Endorsed for Hugo/Nebula

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, Awards Info, BCS in Blogs by Scott H. Andrews

02-01-2011, 02:43 PM

“The Isthmus Variation” by Kris Millering, from BCS #46, one of our best-reviewed stories of 2010, has been endorsed for Hugo/Nebula award nomination by Rachel Swirsky, the author of “Great, Golden Wings” in BCS #28 and a past Nebula finalist herself.

It was one of her five favorite stories of 2010. Thank you!


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BCS Endorsed for Hugo Award

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, Awards Info, BCS in Blogs by Scott H. Andrews

01-20-2011, 12:26 PM

Writer and Editor Jason Sanford, of storySouth and the Million Writers Award, blogs that BCS is worthy of nomination for the Hugo for Best SemiProZone.

Thanks!


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BCS in VanderMeer’s Blog

Posted in: BCS in Blogs by Scott H. Andrews

11-01-2010, 09:36 AM

Jeff VanderMeer, in blogging he and Ann’s weekend at Capclave a few weeks back, had very kind words for BCS: “one of the best new website venues for genre fiction.”

Thank you! The VanderMeers know BCS author Margaret Ronald‘s work from including it in their brand new steampunk anthology Steampunk Reloaded, and they know Genevieve Valentine, who has a steampunk story forthcoming this week in BCS #55.


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BCS Blogged: Rich Horton

Posted in: About BCS, BCS in Blogs, Reviews of BCS by Scott H. Andrews

10-12-2010, 09:16 AM

Rich Horton, anthology editor and Locus reviewer, blogged the BCS anniversary, along with a mini-review of the anniversary double-issue. Thanks very much!


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BCS Blogged: Richard Parks, Tony Pi, Aliette de Bodard

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

10-06-2010, 08:50 PM

Several more BCS writers blogging about the magazine and our second anniversary: Tony Pi, whose story “The Curse of Chimère” is in the anniversary double-issue, and Aliette de Bodard, whose stories have appeared in BCS four times.

And Richard Parks, whose Lord Yamada story “Lady of the Ghost Willow” leads off the anniversary double-issue. Thanks very much, all!


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BCS Blogged: Lou Anders; Black Gate

Posted in: About BCS, BCS in Blogs, Reviews of BCS by Scott H. Andrews

10-05-2010, 02:23 PM

The second anniversary of BCS is already popping up in a few blogs.

John O’Neill, editor and publisher of Black Gate magazine, blogged it over the weekend. Black Gate has long been the bastion of adventure fantasy short fiction. They and BCS have published several of the same authors, including Matthew David Surridge, Renee Stern, and Chris Willrich.

Lou Anders, award-winning Editorial Director of Pyr Books, has a great post Why I love Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He makes a neat comment on “literary adventure fantasy,” the niche that BCS specializes in, and mentions ebooks in general and the Best of BCS anthology.

Both John and Lou are long-time stalwarts of adventure fantasy short fiction, so praise from them is high praise indeed. Thanks very much!


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