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BCS Anniversary 50% Off One-Day Ebook Sales Continue!

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

Our one-day 50% off ebook sales at WeightlessBooks.com leading up to the ninth anniversary of BCS on Thursday continue!

Some of the BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books

Today it’s all bundles of BCS #151-#200 for 50% off.

BCS #151-175 (Helen Marshall, Fran Wilde, Bruce McAllister, Carrie Vaughn, Rich Larson) $7.49

BCS #176-200 (Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, Rose Lemberg, Caroline M. Yoachim, Jason Sanford) $7.49

BCS #151-200 $13.99

Get great BCS issues delivered straight to your e-reader or phone for 50% off. Grab back issues you might have missed, and help support BCS at the same time.

But act fast; this set of bundles are 50% off today only!

 


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BCS Anniversary 50% Off One-Day Ebook Sales Continue

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

Our one-day 50% off ebook sales at WeightlessBooks.com leading up to the ninth anniversary of BCS next week continue!

Some of the BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books

Today it’s all bundles of BCS #51-#100 for 50% off.

BCS #51-75 (Richard Parks, Steve Rasnic Tem, Genevieve Valentine, Cat Rambo, Marko Kloos) $7.49

BCS #76-100 (Yoon Ha Lee, Kat Howard, Seth Dickinson, Chris Willrich, Kenneth Schneyer, Mike Allen) $7.49

BCS #51-100 $13.99

Get great BCS issues delivered straight to your e-reader or phone for 50% off. Grab back issues you might have missed, and help support BCS at the same time.

But act fast; this set of bundles are 50% off today only!

 


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BCS Ninth Anniversary 50% Off One-Day Ebook Sales at Weightless Books!

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

Leading up to the ninth anniversary of BCS next week, we’re running one-day sales on BCS ebook bundles at WeightlessBooks.com,  50% off!

Some of the BCS Ebook Bundles at Weightless Books

In nine years, BCS has published over 230 issues.  Weightless Books has them all as bundles, of 25 issues for $14.99 and 50 issues for $27.99. We’re putting those bundles on sale 50% off, in a series of one-day sales leading up to BCS‘s Ninth Anniversary Double-Issue next Thursday.

It starts with all bundles of BCS #1-#50 for 50% off today, then all #51-#100 50% off tomorrow, then #101-150 on Monday, and so on. But each set of bundles will be 50% off for one day only!

Get great BCS issues delivered straight to your e-reader or phone for 50% off. Grab back issues you might have missed, and help support BCS at the same time. But act fast; each set of bundles will be 50% off for one day only!

Thursday 9/21, 50% off:

BCS #1-25 (Marie Brennan, Saladin Ahmed, Chris Willrich, K.D. Wentworth, Holly Phillips) $7.49

BCS #26-50 (Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Rachel Swirsky, Marissa Lingen, Vylar Kaftan) $7.49

BCS #1-50 $13.99

Friday 9/22, 50% off:

BCS #51-75 (Richard Parks, Steve Rasnic Tem, Genevieve Valentine, Cat Rambo, Marko Kloos) $7.49

BCS #76-100 (Yoon Ha Lee, Kat Howard, Seth Dickinson, Chris Willrich, Kenneth Schneyer, Mike Allen) $7.49

BCS #51-100 $13.99

Monday 9/25, 50% off:

BCS #101-125 (Gregory Norman Bossert , M. Bennardo, Marissa Lingen, Tori Truslow) $7.49

BCS #126-150 (Gemma Files, Aliette de Bodard, Yoon Ha Lee, Seth Dickinson, Rahul Kanakia) $7.49

BCS #101-150 $13.99

Tuesday 9/26, 50% off:

BCS #151-175 (Helen Marshall, Fran Wilde, Bruce McAllister, Carrie Vaughn, Rich Larson) $7.49

BCS #176-200 (Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, Rose Lemberg, Caroline M. Yoachim, Jason Sanford) $7.49

BCS #151-200 $13.99

Wednesday 9/27, 50% off:

BCS #201-234 (A.M. Dellamonica, Mishell Baker, Marie Brennan, Richard Parks, Caroline M. Yoachim, Rose Lemberg, Tony Pi, Rachael K. Jones) $7.49

Thank you for your support of BCS!

 


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New Best of BCS Year Eight Anthology Out Early at Weightless Books (with coupon!)

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight is out early today at WeightlessBooks.com, with a free extra as part of our Ninth Anniversary!

Best of BCS, Year Eight contains sixteen great stories from the eighth year of BCS, by authors such as Catherynne M. Valente, K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Rich Larson, and Rose Lemberg.

It includes “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford, a finalist for the Nebula Awards, “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente, a finalist for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award, and “Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee and “A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard, finalists for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award.

Best of BCS, Year Eight is available early exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com. It costs only $3.99, and all proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

Buy now and, as part of our Ninth Anniversary celebration, you’ll get a coupon for 30% off BCS issues at Weightless Books, including all BCS Ebook Subscriptions, 25-, 50-, and 100-issue bundles of back issues, and all 230+ single back issues, some not available anywhere else.

Use it to buy a BCS Ebook Subscription (less than $16 for 26 issues/a whole year), any back issues you missed, or to renew an existing subscription (you can renew at any time, no matter when your subscription expires).

Get BCS issues conveniently delivered to your e-reader and support the magazine at the same time!


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BCS 2017 Subscription Drive – Thank You!!!

Posted in: Subscription Drive by Scott H. Andrews

Subscribe at Weigthless BooksThank you very much to all who bought a BCS ebook subscription or donated to BCS during our 2017 Subscription Drive!

We made our second stretch goal! With a surge on the last day of the drive. Our word-count limit for submissions is now 14,000 words. Thank you for making that happen!

Thank you also to all who RT’d or shared or otherwise helped spread word, or bought gift subscriptions for other readers, or tweeted or posted about the drive or BCS or our stories or podcasts. That is a great help to us too; reaching readers with our stories and podcasts.

We have many great stories forthcoming this year, from returning BCS authors and ones new to our pages, including Richard Parks (the first two stories in a new series), Margaret Ronald, Rebecca Campbell, Marissa Lingen, Stephen Case, Charles Payseur, and many promising newcomers. Plus a new Science-Fantasy Month and a new Birdverse novella by Nebula finalist Rose Lemberg, twice as long as any piece BCS has ever published, with a special podcast version of that novella–over four hours long.

We hope you enjoy them!

"Monument" by Jeff Brown


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BCS Subscription Drive Update: First Goal Unlocked!

Posted in: Subscription Drive, Uncategorized by Scott H. Andrews

The 2017 BCS Subscription Drive has unlocked its first goal!

BCS ebook subscriptions are a major source of revenue for the magazine. They cost only $15.99 for a full year/26 issues, and subscribers get new issues a week before the website.

Our goal is to get enough new/ renewing subscribers or new donors that we can raise our word-count limit for submissions.  Our limit has always been one of the highest of any online magazine, and we raised it to 11,000 words as a goal in last year’s Subscription Drive. With your help, this year we’d like to raise it even higher: to 12,000 words, 14,000, or even 20,000.

Yesterday we passed our first goal, 25 new/renewing subscribers or new donors. Thank you, all! Effective immediately, BCS has raised our submissions word-count limit to 12,000 words.

Help us raise it even higher! See the 2017 BCS Subscription Drive for details on how to subscribe or donate, what you get when you subscribe, and some of the great new and returning BCS authors forthcoming in the magazine. Thank you for your support!


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BCS 2017 Subscription Drive!

Posted in: Subscription Drive by Scott H. Andrews

Our BCS Issue #200 Subscription Drive last year was so successful, supporting BCS and unlocking a goal to raise our word count for submissions, that we’re having another Subscription Drive this year!

UPDATE: our first goal is unlocked! BCS has raised our word-count limit to 12,000 words. Subscribe now, and help us raise it to 14,000 or even 20,000!

BCS ebook subscriptions, available exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com, are only $15.99 for a full year/26 issues. (That’s less than 30 cents a story!) Subscribers can have issues delivered directly to their Kindle or smart phone, and they get new issues early, a week before the website.

Subscribe at Weigthless Books

Subscribe now and you’ll get early access to new stories by Richard Parks (the first two stories in a new series), Margaret Ronald, Rebecca Campbell, Marissa Lingen, Stephen Case, Charles Payseur, Ryan Row, and many promising newcomers. Plus a new Science-Fantasy Month and a new Birdverse novella by Nebula finalist Rose Lemberg, twice as long as any piece BCS has ever published, with a special podcast version of that novella–over four hours long–as episode 200 of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast.

From now until June 2, when you buy a BCS ebook subscription or renew your existing subscription (you can renew at any time), you will help unlock our drive goals.

Since BCS #1 in 2008–225 issues, 475 stories!–over a third of our fiction has been novelette-length or longer. Long stories work great for awe-inspiring fantasy worlds, like those in every issue of BCS. Our word-count limit for submissions has always been among the longest of pro-rate online magazines, and last year as a goal unlocked by our subscription drive, we made it even longer: 11,000 words.

With your help, this year we’d like to make it longer still!

  • At 25 new/renewing subscribers, BCS will raise our submissions word-count limit to 12,000 words.
  • At 50 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll raise our word-count limit to 14,000 words.
  • At 100 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll raise it to 16,000 words.
  • At 200 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll raise it to 20,000 words!

If you’d like to support BCS but you’re not interested in ebooks, please consider donating. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; your donation is tax deductible.

We have ‘subscription’ donation options where you can donate a small amount every month. From now until June 2, every new monthly donor who signs up, we will count you in our Subscription Drive’s tally of new subscribers, and you will be helping us toward our Drive goals.

Every subscription and donation makes a difference in helping us pay our authors for their great stories. Thank you for your support of BCS!


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BCS #209, Eighth Anniversary Double-Issue

Posted in: Anniversary Issues, Ebook Sale, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #209, our Eighth Anniversary Double-Issue, is out today!

A.M. Dellamonica, a recent winner of the Aurora Award, offers “The Boy Who Would Not Be Enchanted,” a young person on a sea visit to challenging new lands. Gregory Norman Bossert, whose BCS story “The Telling” won the World Fantasy Award in 2013, returns to BCS with “The Wind Shall Blow,” a tale of war-torn border Scotland and a newcomer facing guilt and blame.

Rose Lemberg (“Geometries of Belonging” in BCS #183, “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175, among others) returns to BCS with “The Book of How to Live,” a new story set in their Birdverse world, featuring protagonists from different walks of society drawn together. Michael Anthony Ashley (“Hence the King from Kagehana” in BCS #81, “To Kiss the Granite Choir” in BCS #27) offers “A Courtship of Beasts,” a tale of love and time.

(The Dellamonica and Lemberg stories won’t be released on the website until next week, but they are available now in the ebook of the full issue, on Kindle and at WeightlessBooks.com.)

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 183: The Wind Shall Blow by Gregory Norman Bossert, the story of border Scotland. It’s guest narrated by Alasdair Stuart of the Escape Artists podcasts.

The From the Archives story with BCS #209 is “Boat in Shadows, Crossing,” Tori Truslow’s BSFA Award Finalist story of a journey, different walks of society, and love, from BCS #113 and podcast BCS 100. All behind new cover art for our eighth anniversary: “Ambush” by Raphael Lacoste.

There’s also a giveaway for a signed copy of BCS author Carrie Vaughn’s new short fiction collection Amaryllis and Other Stories, in this post. It ends ends Wed. Oct. 5, so enter soon!

Our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale continues: buy or renew a BCS Ebook Subscription or buy Best of BCS Year Seven at Weightless Books, and you’ll get a free BCS anthology of your choice.

In eight (!) years of BCS, we’ve published over 425 stories and 215 audio fiction podcasts. And there’s more to come! Thank you for reading!


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Carrie Vaughn Signed Amaryllis and Other Stories Collection Giveaway

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with BCS #209, our Eighth Anniversary Double-Issue, and the new Best of BCS Year Seven anthology, we’ve giving away a signed copy of Carrie Vaughn’s new short fiction collection Amaryllis and Other Stories!

Amaryllis and Other Stories contains eighteen of Carrie’s stories, including “Sun, Stone, Spear” from BCS #169 and podcast BCS 146.

“Sun, Stone, Spear” is also in The Best of BCS, Year Seven, our new anthology from the last year of BCS, which includes stories by K.J. Parker, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Fran Wilde, Rose Lemberg, and more.

(During our Eighth Anniversary Ebook Sale, buy Best of BCS Year Seven at Weightless Books and you’ll get a free second BCS anthology of your choice.)

To enter, comment on this post (here) and tell us your favorite story that’s in Best of BCS Year Seven.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Amaryllis and Other Stories. This giveaway ends Thurs. Oct 6. This giveaway has ended. (Full Rules are at the end of this post.)

Good luck!

Full rules for the signed Carrie Vaughn Amaryllis and Other Stories giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Amaryllis and Other Stories Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must mention a story that appears in Best of BCS Year Seven. Comments that do not mention a story that appears in Best of BCS Year Seven will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Thurs. Oct. 6. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

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

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of Amaryllis and Other Stories, which is signed to BCS, will be mailed to the winner.

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

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

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. 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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