Awards and Accolades
2012 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Semiprozine
BCS World Fantasy Award Winner!November 04, 2013 - 10:03 amPosted in: About BCS, Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews
Congratulations to Gregory Norman Bossert and his story “The Telling,” from BCS #109, which last night won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for best Short Story!
“The Telling,” and its fellow World Fantasy Award nominee from BCS “The Castle That Jack Built” by Emily Gilman, are the first BCS pieces to make finalist for a major award. They are great stories for the honor of a WFA nomination and also as examples of what BCS‘s fiction is all about: character-centered fantasy in awe-inspiring worlds, whether external or internal.
Congratulations to all the other winners and all the finalists who did not win, including “The Castle That Jack Built” and our Editor-in-Chief & Publisher Scott H. Andrews (me). We are honored to be in your company.
The storySouth Million Writers Award, a longstanding award that recognizes online short fiction of all genres, has announced the Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2012.
BCS placed three stories on their list:
Congratulations, all! Best of luck as the award judges shortlist the ten finalists early next month, and thank you to the Million Writers Award and all their judges and staff for showcasing great online short fiction of all genres.
BCS will be at WorldCon this weekend, in San Antonio, Texas!
Scott isn’t on any panels, although he highly recommends the State of Sword & Sorcery: New Trends panel on Friday at 4PM that features BCS authors and novelists Saladin Ahmed and Chris Willrich and Pyr Books editor/BCS fan Lou Anders.
But Scott will be about, including at the Hugo Awards banquet, where BCS has the honor of being a nominee for Best Semiprozine. (The ceremony apparently will be streamed live at www.ustream.tv/hugo-awards, if you want to see him in a suit and tie.)
He will have a stack of BCS flyers and some brand new postcards of the forthcoming Best of BCS Year Four anthology. If you see him wandering the cavernous convention center or the party floor of the hotel, feel free to say hello.
The World Fantasy Award nominees were announced last night, and BCS has three finalists!
Two BCS stories are finalists for best Short Story:
“The Castle That Jack Built,” by Emily Gilman
“The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert
And your humble Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, me (Scott H. Andrews), is a finalist for Special Award–Non-Professional.
Congratulations all! These stories are the first BCS pieces to make finalist for any major award, and they are great stories for that milestone and for the honor of a WFA nomination: character-centered fantasy in awe-inspiring worlds, whether external or internal.
Thanks very much to all who found us worthy!
Episode 100 of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast, “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, is a finalist for the Parsec Award!
The Parsec Awards are the highest awards in F/SF podcasting, founded in 2006 by pioneering podcasters including Mur Lafferty. The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast was a finalist in 2012 for Best Magazine podcast.
“Boat in Shadows, Crossing” is a finalist for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast. To celebrate our 100th podcast episode, the story was read by four guest readers, in the roles of the different narrators featured in the story.
Congratulations to our four guest readers, Rajan Khanna, Folly Blaine, Michael J. DeLuca, and Tina Connolly, and to the author, Tori Truslow, for writing such a great story that lent itself so well to a multi-reader podcast.
Locus Reader Poll Closes SoonApril 09, 2013 - 10:44 amPosted in: About BCS, Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews
A reminder that the Locus Reader Poll for 2012 closes on Apr. 15. Anyone can vote–you don’t have to be a subscriber to Locus.
BCS has six stories on the Locus Recommended List this year–an all-time high for us, and the second highest of any online magazine in the field. BCS itself is also listed for Best Magazine or Fanzine.
Scott is not listed as one of the default choices in the Best Editor – Pro or Fan category, but if you think he’s worthy, you can cast a write-in vote for him.
You can also write-in any other story or magazine you feel worthy. Here are some of the best-reviewed BCS stories from 2012, and which official category they fit in (short story, novelette, etc).
The poll covers a lot more than just short fiction–also novels, first novels, artists, and more. Check out the poll listings and show your support for the authors and works that moved you.
BCS a Hugo Award Finalist!April 01, 2013 - 08:54 amPosted in: About BCS, Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews
The Hugo Award nominees were announced over the weekend, and BCS is a finalist for Best Semiprozine!
Thanks very much to all who found us worthy! The Hugos are the oldest and most prestigious award in the field, and Best Semiprozine is an honor for the whole magazine overall, so we’re very proud to be thusly recognized.
Thank you very much to everyone who has helped make BCS what it has become, including Assistant Editor Kate Marshall, all our authors and artists, and of course every one of our readers and fans.
Congratulations also to the BCS authors who had other work named finalists:
- Aliette de Bodard, both in Best Novella for On a Red Station, Drifting and Best Short Story for “Immersion”
Voting in the Locus Reader Poll for 2012 is open!
BCS has six stories on the Locus Recommended List this year–an all-time high for us, and the second highest number of any online magazine in the field.
BCS itself is also listed for Best Magazine or Fanzine.
And you can write-in any other story or magazine you feel worthy. Here are some of the best-reviewed BCS stories from 2012, and which official category they fit in (short story, novelette, etc).
Anyone can vote–you don’t have to be a subscriber to Locus. And the poll covers a lot more than just short fiction–also novels, first novels, artists, and more. Check out the poll listings and show your support for the authors and works that moved you.
The deadline is Apr. 15, 2013. So you have some time, but plan cast your vote before then.
“Sinking Among Lilies” by Cory Skerry, from BCS #92, has been chosen to appear in the anthology Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2013, edited by Paula Guran.
This anthology, published by Prime Books, will also include Peter S. Beagle, Jeffrey Ford, Neil Gaiman, and BCS authors Rachel Swirsky and Genevieve Valentine.
It’s the second year in a row that this anthology will feature a story from BCS. Last year’s edition (at right) included “Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin” by Adam Callaway, from BCS #73.
Congratulations to Cory! “Sinking Among Lilies” is a fantasy ‘lone-warrior’ story with a great undertone of creepy suspense and oppression. Check it out, if you haven’t already.