Awards and Accolades
Six-Time Hugo Award Finalist for Best Semiprozine
“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim a Finalist for the Hugo Award

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Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196, has been voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

Congratulations, Caroline! “Carnival Nine” is a great story of life, family, duty, and loss, in a tactile and simple yet powerful fantasy setting. Read it or listen to the podcast guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, if you haven’t already.

Carnival Nine” is joined on the Hugo ballot by work by a bunch of BCS authors, in categories ranging from Best Novel to Best Novelette to Best Graphic Story and Best Fan Writer. Congratulations to Caroline for “Carnival Nine” and all the other BCS authors and other finalists.


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“Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim a Finalist for the Nebula Award

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Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196, is a finalist for the Nebula Award for Short story.

Congratulations, Caroline! “Carnival Nine” is a great story of life, family, duty, and loss, in a tactile and simple yet powerful fantasy setting. Read it or  listen to the podcast guest-narrated by Tina Connolly, if you haven’t already.


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BCS Stories on Locus 2017 Recommended Reading List

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Several works from BCS made the 2017 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Gardner Dozois, Jonathan Strahan, Rich Horton, Ellen Datlow, Charles Payseur, A.C. Wise, and many others.

The BCS pieces named to the list:

Short Story:

The Şiret Mask,” Marie Brennan (BCS #238)(our 500th story!)

On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts,” Richard Parks (BCS #235)

In Memory of Jianhong, Snake-Devil,” Richard Parks (BCS #226)

I Have Been Drowned in Rain,” Carrie Vaughn (BCS #223)

Carnival Nine,” Caroline M. Yoachim (BCS #225) 

These alongside many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other magazines and anthologies. Congratulations, all!


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Lee, de Bodard WSFA Small Press Award Finalists

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Two BCS stories were named finalists for the Washington Science-Fiction Association Small Press Award, given annually at their convention, Capclave:

Congratulations! A BCS story has been a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award before–“The Pirate Captain’s Daughter,” also by Yoon Ha Lee, from BCS #27 and podcast BCS 025.

Also named finalists for stories appearing in other venues were BCS authors Margaret Ronald (“The Governess and the Lobster” in BCS #95, “Salvage” in BCS #77, among many others, and a new story forthcoming later in 2017) and Fran Wilde (“Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” in BCS #181 and podcast BCS 157; “The Topaz Marquise” in BCS #152 and podast BCS 131). Congratulations to them as well!


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BCS & Authors World Fantasy Award Finalists

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

BCS is recognized again among the World Fantasy Award finalists, this year with one finalist, your humble Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, me (Scott H. Andrews), the fifth time named a finalist for Special Award–Non-Professional.

And several BCS authors are finalists for other work:

  • Tina Connolly (“One Ear Back” in BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084, among others) for Best Collection (a volume that includes several of her BCS stories)

Congratulations, all! And thanks very much to all who found the magazine and my work on it worthy.


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BCS and Stories Locus Award Finalists

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

The readers of Locus magazine in their reader poll have named BCS and several of our stories from 2016 finalists for the Locus Awards!

  • BCS, for Magazine

BCS authors named finalists for their work elsewhere, novels or short fiction, included:

Congratulations, all!


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“The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek” by Catherynne M. Valente a Finalist for Eugie Foster Award

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The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente from BCS #200 is a finalist for the 2017 Eugie Foster Memorial Award!

The award honors the late Eugie Foster, editor and Nebula-winning short fiction writer. Other finalists include BCS author Suzanne Palmer (“Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken” in BCS #181 and podcast BCS 158).

Congratulations, all!


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BCS a 2017 Hugo Award Finalist!

Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

The 2017 Hugo Award nominees were announced yesterday, and BCS is again a finalist for Best Semiprozine!

Thanks very much to all who found us worthy! We are honored to be a Hugo finalist for the fifth time, in our ninth year and as we near our 500th story, because this honor is for the whole magazine; all our authors and fiction.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped this year keep BCS what it has become, especially Editorial Assistants Nicole Lavigne and Kerstin Hall, all our authors and artists, our guest podcast narrators, our ebook subscribers, and every one of our readers and fans.


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BCS Story Named to Tiptree Award Honor List

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles” by Rachael K. Jones, from BCS #203 and podcast BCS 180, was one of nine works named to the Honor List for the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award.

The Tiptree Award, named after the legendary author, recognizes works encouraging the exploration and expansion of gender. Last year, two BCS stories were named to the Tiptree long list: “Everything Beneath You” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam from BCS #164 and podcast BCS 142, and “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg, from BCS #175.

BCS authors with other work recognized by the Tiptree Award this year include Mishell Baker (“Fire in the Haze” in BCS #203 and its prequel “Throwing Stones” in BCS #47), with her novel Borderline named to the Honor List.

Congratulations, all!


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