Awards Info
World Fantasy Award Nominations Open
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Nominations for the World Fantasy Awards are open! The WFAs are a juried award, but two of the five finalists in each category are chosen by open nominations. In the past two years, BCS has been a finalist for four WFAs, two in short fiction and two for Special Award – Non-Professional, and won the 2013 WFA for for Short Fiction.

For any BCS readers interested in nominating, here are details on how you can nominate, links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year, and a full list of all eligible BCS stories and which World Fantasy Award category they fit in. (WFA short fiction categories are different than those for Hugos & Nebulas.)

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2014, Washington DC) or in 2013 (Brighton, UK), or are a member this year (2015, Saratoga Springs, NY), you are eligible to nominate.

Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes on May 31, 2015.

How to Nominate:
Go to World Fantasy Convention 2015 — World Fantasy Awards Ballot to find the ballot in several different file formats, including PDF and DOC.  Unlike two years ago, it looks like there is no online nomination form. But as in past years, in addition to snail-mailing paper ballots, nominations may be submitted by email, to rturner@arctera.com.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2014, which is BCS #138 through BCS #163, inclusive.

Here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2014, and which WFA category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post

Short Fiction (pieces up to 10,000 words):

The Sorrow of Rain” by Richard Parks (named to the 2014 Locus Recommended Reading List)

Crossroads and Gateways” by Helen Marshall

The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard (voted a finalist for the Nebula Awards)

The Bonedrake’s Penance” by Yoon Ha Lee

 

Novella (pieces longer than 10,000 words):

Heaven Thunders The Truth” by K.J. Parker (named to the 2014 Locus Recommended Reading List)

The Leaves Upon Her Falling Light” by Gregory Norman Bossert (whose previous BCS story “The Telling” won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction)

For more information on the WFA categories, see this WFC page. If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ other stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Thanks very much for your interest in Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

 

All World Fantasy Award-Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards, and what WFA category they fit in. Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

Short Fiction (up to 10,000 words):

 

Alloy Point” by Sam J. Miller

Until The Moss Has Reached Our Lips” by Matt Jones

A House of Gold and Steel” by Marissa Lingen

Goatskin” by K.C. Norton

 

Sweet Death” by Margaret Ronald (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

We Were Once of the Sky” by Yosef Lindell (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Streetking” by Peter Hickman

The Burned Man” by Hannah Strom-Martin

 

The Rugmaker’s Lovers” by Brynn MacNab

The Sorrow of Rain” by Richard Parks (2014 Locus Recommended Reading List)

The Moon Over Red Trees” by Aliette de Bodard

Butterfly House” by Gwendolyn Clare

 

The Good Deaths, Part II” by Angela Ambroz

No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

By Appointment to the Throne” by Alter S. Reiss

The Angel Azrael Delivers Justice to the People of the Dust” by Peter Darbyshire

 

Five Fruits I Ate in Sandar Land” by Michael Haynes

The Topaz Marquise” by Fran Wilde

What Needs to Burn” by Sylvia Anna Hiven

Crossroads and Gateways” by Helen Marshall

 

The Manor of Lost Time” by Richard Parks (2014 Locus Recommended Reading List)

The Black Waters of Lethe” by Oliver Buckram

Ink of My Bones, Blood of My Hands” by Vylar Kaftan

Silver and Seaweed” by Greg Linklater

 

The Use and the Need” by M. Bennardo

Celestial Venom” by Garnett Elliot

We, As One, Trailing Embers” by E. Catherine Tobler

Here Be Monsters” by Carrie Patel

 

The Lighthouse Keepers” by Nicole M. Taylor

At the Edge of the Sea” by Raphael Ordoñez

Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation” by Seth Dickinson

The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard (finalist for the Nebula Award)

 

The River Does Not Run” by Rachel Sobel (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Pilgrims” by Ann Chatham

Atonement” by Alec Austin

Evensong, Having Been Answered” by Dean Wells

 

Enginesong” by Nathaniel Lee

The Days When Papa Takes Me to War” by Rahul Kanakia (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Dreams of Wan Li” by Andrea Stewart

Our Fire, Given Freely” by Seth Dickinson

 

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Golden Daughter, Stone Wife” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Stonebones” by Nathaniel Lee (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Bonedrake’s Penance” by Yoon Ha Lee

 

The Unborn God” by Stephen Case (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Seeing” by Stephen V. Ramey

Make No Promises” by Rachel Halpern

Rappaccini’s Crow” by Cat Rambo

A Guest of the Cockroach Club” by M. Bennardo (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

 

Novella (longer than 10,000 words):

 

Drawn Up From Deep Places” by Gemma Files

The Leaves Upon Her Falling Light” by Gregory Norman Bossert

Heaven Thunders The Truth” by K.J. Parker (2014 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Written on the Hides of Foxes” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Inked Many” by Adam Callaway (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Face in the Window” by Brian McClellan (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

 

Sweetwater Notion and the Hallelujah Kid” by K.C. Ball (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Year of Silent Birds” by Siobhan Carroll (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Goddess Deception” by Dean Wells

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

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Hugo Awards Nominations Open
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

For BCS readers interested in making nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards, here are details on how you can become eligible to nominate, how to nominate, and what BCS stories are eligible.

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

How to Become Eligible to Nominate

To become eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a full membership or the less expensive non-attending membership to Sasquan (the 2015 Worldcon) or MidAmericon 2 (the 2016 Worldcon in Kansas City) as of January 31, 2015, or you must have been a member of last year’s Worldcon, Loncon 3.

How to Nominate:

Sasquan’s webpage on the Hugos has an online nomination form. (You will need your con membership info.)

Deadline to Nominate:
You must have your nominations in by Tuesday 10 March 2015, 11.59 pm PDT.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2014, which is BCS #138 through BCS #163, inclusive.

Here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2014, and which Hugo category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post. BCS itself is eligible for the Best SemiProZine Hugo, where we were a finalist the past two years.

Best Short Story:

Crossroads and Gateways” by Helen Marshall 

Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation” by Seth Dickinson 

The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard (named to the 2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

 

Best Novelette:

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Heaven Thunders The Truth” by K.J. Parker

The Leaves Upon Her Falling Light” by Gregory Norman Bossert

The Bonedrake’s Penance” by Yoon Ha Lee

The Days When Papa Takes Me to War” by Rahul Kanakia (named to the 2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

 

Best Semiprozine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

For more information on Hugo nomination process and how to nominate, see Sasquan’s Hugo Instructions.

 

All Hugo-Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the Hugo Awards, and what official Hugo category they are in.

If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, check out our authors’ other stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Best Short Story:

Alloy Point” by Sam J. Miller

Until The Moss Has Reached Our Lips” by Matt Jones

A House of Gold and Steel” by Marissa Lingen

Goatskin” by K.C. Norton

 

Sweet Death” by Margaret Ronald (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

We Were Once of the Sky” by Yosef Lindell (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Streetking” by Peter Hickman

The Burned Man” by Hannah Strom-Martin

 

The Rugmaker’s Lovers” by Brynn MacNab

The Sorrow of Rain” by Richard Parks

The Moon Over Red Trees” by Aliette de Bodard

Butterfly House” by Gwendolyn Clare

 

The Good Deaths, Part II” by Angela Ambroz

No Sweeter Art” by Tony Pi (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

By Appointment to the Throne” by Alter S. Reiss

The Angel Azrael Delivers Justice to the People of the Dust” by Peter Darbyshire

 

Five Fruits I Ate in Sandar Land” by Michael Haynes

The Topaz Marquise” by Fran Wilde

What Needs to Burn” by Sylvia Anna Hiven

Crossroads and Gateways” by Helen Marshall

 

The Manor of Lost Time” by Richard Parks

The Black Waters of Lethe” by Oliver Buckram

Ink of My Bones, Blood of My Hands” by Vylar Kaftan

Silver and Seaweed” by Greg Linklater

 

The Use and the Need” by M. Bennardo

Celestial Venom” by Garnett Elliot

We, As One, Trailing Embers” by E. Catherine Tobler

Here Be Monsters” by Carrie Patel

 

The Lighthouse Keepers” by Nicole M. Taylor

At the Edge of the Sea” by Raphael Ordoñez

Sekhmet Hunts the Dying Gnosis: A Computation” by Seth Dickinson

The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

 

The River Does Not Run” by Rachel Sobel (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Pilgrims” by Ann Chatham

Atonement” by Alec Austin

Evensong, Having Been Answered” by Dean Wells

Enginesong” by Nathaniel Lee

Best Novelette:

A Guest of the Cockroach Club” by M. Bennardo (named to the 2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Drawn Up From Deep Places” by Gemma Files

The Leaves Upon Her Falling Light” by Gregory Norman Bossert

Heaven Thunders The Truth” by K.J. Parker

 

Written on the Hides of Foxes” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Seeing” by Stephen V. Ramey

Make No Promises” by Rachel Halpern

Rappaccini’s Crow” by Cat Rambo

 

The Inked Many” by Adam Callaway (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Unborn God” by Stephen Case (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Dreams of Wan Li” by Andrea Stewart

Our Fire, Given Freely” by Seth Dickinson

 

Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane 

Golden Daughter, Stone Wife” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Bonedrake’s Penance” by Yoon Ha Lee

Stonebones” by Nathaniel Lee (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

 

The Days When Papa Takes Me to War” by Rahul Kanakia (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Face in the Window” by Brian McClellan (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Sweetwater Notion and the Hallelujah Kid” by K.C. Ball (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

The Year of Silent Birds” by Siobhan Carroll (2014 Tangent Online Recommended Reading List)

Best Novella:

The Goddess Deception” by Dean Wells

 

Best Semiprozine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

Best Semiprozine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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World Fantasy Award Nominations Close in May
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Nominations for the 2013 World Fantasy Awards close soon! The WFAs are a juried award, but two of the five finalists in each category are chosen not by the judges but by reader nominations. Last year, BCS was a finalist for three WFAs, two for Short Story and one for Special Award Non-Professional for our editor, and won for Short Story.

For any BCS readers interested in nominating , here are details on how you can nominate and links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year.

Nominations close on May 31, so plan to do it soon.

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2013, Brighton) or in 2012 (Toronto), or are a member this year (2014, Washington DC), you are eligible to nominate.

Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes on May 31, 2014.

How to Nominate:
Go to World Fantasy Convention 2014 — World Fantasy Awards Ballot to find the ballot, as a PDF.  Unlike last year, it looks like there is no online nomination form. But as in past years, nominations may also be emailed to rturner@arctera.com.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2013, which is BCS #112 through BCS #137, inclusive.

Here are links to a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2012, including which WFA category they fit in (Short Story or Novella–the categories are different than for Hugos or Nebulas). For a list of all eligible BCS stories, click “Show hidden text” at the bottom of this post.

Short Story:

Boat in Shadows, Crossing,” by Tori Truslow (finalist for the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction of 2013)

Misbegotten,” by Raphael Ordoñez (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls,” by Richard Parks (Locus Recommended Reading List and Best SF&F of the Year 8)

On the Origin of Song,” by Naim Kabir (Locus Recommended Reading List and Year’s Best SF&F 2014)

For more information on the WFA categories, see this WFC page. If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, check out our authors’ other stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Thanks very much for your interest in Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

All World Fantasy Award-Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards. Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

 

Short Story:

 

Stitched Wings,” by Beth Cato

Whistler’s Grove,” by A.E. Decker

Kurtana,” by Christian K. Martinez

Walking Still,” by C.T. Hutt

 

Moreau’s Daughter,” by Holly Messinger

Your Figure Will Assume Beautiful Outlines,” by Claire Humphrey

A Death for the Ageless,” by Margaret Ronald

Forsaken Beneath the Stars,” by Jason S. Ridler

 

Pheth’s Aviary,” by Matthew Kressel

Not the Worst of Sins,” by Alan Baxter

A Feast for Dust,” by Gemma Files

The Adventure of the Pyramid of Bacconyus,” by Caleb Wilson

 

Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls,” by Richard Parks (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

Walls of Skin, Soft as Paper,” by Adam Callaway

Blow ‘Em Down,” by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

On the Origin of Song,” by Naim Kabir (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

The Black Veil,” by M. Bennardo

The Goblin King’s Concubine,” by Raphael Ordoñez

Ill-Met at Midnight,” by David Tallerman

The Study of Monstrosities,” by Greg Kurzawa

 

The Crooked Mile,” by Dan Rabarts

Artificial Nocturne,” by E. Catherine Tobler

Last Rites for a Vagabond,” by Justin Howe

Gods of the Lower Case: a new tale of the Antique Lands,” by Noreen Doyle

 

The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen,” by Barbara A. Barnett

Cold, Cold War,” by Ian McHugh

A Sixpenny Crossing,” by Don Allmon

The Penitent,” by M. Bennardo (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Singing Like a Hundred Dug-up Bones,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Our Dead Selves Lie Like Footsteps in Our Wake,” by Jeff Isacksen

The Clockwork Trollop,” by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald

The Barber and the Count,” by Michael Haynes

 

The Mermaid Caper,” by Rich Larson

Blood, Stone, Water,” by A.J. Fitzwater

Armistice Day,” by Marissa Lingen

Blood Remembers,” by Alec Austin

 

A Family for Drakes,” by Margaret Ronald

Bakemono, or The Thing That Changes,” by A.B. Treadwell

Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood,” by Adam Callaway

The Crimson Kestrel,” by Leslianne Wilder

 

Boat in Shadows, Crossing,” by Tori Truslow (finalist for the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction of 2013)

Misbegotten,” by Raphael Ordoñez (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

Death Sent,” by Christian K. Martinez

The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate,” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

 

The Language of True Things,” by Nick Scorza

Beheaded by Peasants,” by James L. Sutter

The Coffinmaker’s Love,” by Alberto Yáñez

Now Ix, He Was a Lover,” by Hannah Strom-Martin

 

On the Weaponization of Flora and Fauna,” by Alec Austin & Marissa Lingen

The Clay Farima,” by Henry Szabranski

Two Captains,” by Gemma Files

The Drowned Man,” by Laura E. Price

The Stone Oaks,” by Stephen Case

 

Novella:

 

Else This, Nothing Ever Grows,” by Sylvia Linsteadt

Dreams of Peace,” by Dana Beehr

 

Thanks very much for considering our stories!

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2014 Locus Reader Poll Closes Soon
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Voting in the 2014 Locus Reader Poll closes next week!

Anyone can vote–you don’t have to be a subscriber to Locus. Works from Locus‘s Recommended Reading List are listed in the poll, but you can also write-in anything you find worthy.

BCS had four stories make Locus‘s Recommended Reading List for 2013. Those stories are listed in the Reader Poll“The Penitent” by M. Bennardo; “On the Origin of Song” by Naim Kabir; “Misbegotten” by Raphael Ordoñez; “Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls” by Richard Parks.

You can also write-in other works, from BCS or any other magazine. Here are some of the best-reviewed BCS stories from 2013, and which category they fit in (short story, novelette, etc). One to consider writing-in is “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, in the novelette category; it is a finalist for the British SF Association Awards.

BCS itself is also listed for Best Magazine or Fanzine.

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 in 2013.

The deadline is Apr. 15–Tuesday.  So plan to cast your vote before then!

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“Boat in Shadows, Crossing” Podcast in StarShipSofa
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, Awards Info, BCS Podcasts by Scott H. Andrews

StarShipSofa, the Hugo Award-winning fanzine and podcast, this week is including in their episode #331 the BCS podcast reading of Tori Truslow’s story from BCS #113, “Boat in Shadows, Crossing.”

It’s part of StarShipSofa‘s annual special presentation of audio versions of the finalist stories in the “Best Short Fiction” category of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards.  “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” is a finalist this year for the BSFA Awards.

Check out this StarShipSofa podcast and episode #331, even if you’ve heard Boat in Shadows, Crossing” before here on BCS. It’s a great story and a great audio reading–featuring four of our BCS guest narrators, and the reading was a finalist for the Parsec Award. StarShipSofa‘s episode also contains one of the other BSFA Short Fiction nominees, a story by E.J Swift. And they remind you that if you’re eligible to vote for the BSFA awards, you can do so here by Monday, April 14.

Thank you to StarShipSofa for including the BCS Podcast and “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” in their special episodes honoring the BSFA finalists, and for their kind words about BCS and the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast!

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Hugo Awards Nominations Open
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

For any BCS readers interested in making nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards, here are details on how you can become eligible to nominate, how to nominate, and what BCS stories are eligible

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

How to Become Eligible to Nominate

To become eligible to make nominations, you must be either have purchased a full membership or the less expensive non-attending membership to Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon) or Sasquan (the 2015 Worldcon) as of January 31, 2014, or you must have been a member of last year’s Worldcon, LoneStarCon 3.

How to Nominate:

Loncon’s webpage on the Hugos has an online nomination form and a printable paper one (in their progress report) that you can fill out and mail in. (You will need your con membership info.)

Deadline to Nominate:
You must have your nominations in by Monday 31 March 2014, 11.59 pm PDT.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2013, which is BCS #112 through BCS #137, inclusive.

Here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2014, and which Hugo category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, click “Show hidden text” at the bottom of this post. BCS itself is eligible for Best SemiProZine, where we were a finalist last year.

 

Best Short Story:

The Penitent,” by M. Bennardo (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

Misbegotten,” by Raphael Ordoñez (Locus Recommended Reading List)

Cold, Cold War,” by Ian McHugh (finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Story)

Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls,” by Richard Parks (Locus Recommended Reading List and Best SF&F of the Year 8)

On the Origin of Song,” by Naim Kabir (Locus Recommended Reading List and Year’s Best SF&F 2014)

 

Best Novelette:

Boat in Shadows, Crossing,” by Tori Truslow (finalist for the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction of 2013)

The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate,” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

The Coffinmaker’s Love,” by Alberto Yáñez

Two Captains,” by Gemma Files

 

Best Semiprozine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

For more information on Hugo categories and the Hugos in general, read Loncon’s Hugo Instructions.

 

All Hugo-Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the Hugo Awards, and what official Hugo category they are in. BCS itself is eligible in the category Best SemiPro Zine.

If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, check out our authors’ other stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Best Short Story:

 

Stitched Wings,” by Beth Cato

Whistler’s Grove,” by A.E. Decker

Kurtana,” by Christian K. Martinez

Walking Still,” by C.T. Hutt

 

Moreau’s Daughter,” by Holly Messinger

Your Figure Will Assume Beautiful Outlines,” by Claire Humphrey

A Death for the Ageless,” by Margaret Ronald

Forsaken Beneath the Stars,” by Jason S. Ridler

 

Pheth’s Aviary,” by Matthew Kressel

Not the Worst of Sins,” by Alan Baxter

A Feast for Dust,” by Gemma Files

The Adventure of the Pyramid of Bacconyus,” by Caleb Wilson

 

Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls,” by Richard Parks (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

Walls of Skin, Soft as Paper,” by Adam Callaway

Blow ‘Em Down,” by Rebecca Gomez Farrell

On the Origin of Song,” by Naim Kabir (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

The Black Veil,” by M. Bennardo

The Goblin King’s Concubine,” by Raphael Ordoñez

Ill-Met at Midnight,” by David Tallerman

The Study of Monstrosities,” by Greg Kurzawa

 

The Crooked Mile,” by Dan Rabarts

Artificial Nocturne,” by E. Catherine Tobler

Last Rites for a Vagabond,” by Justin Howe

Gods of the Lower Case: a new tale of the Antique Lands,” by Noreen Doyle

 

The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen,” by Barbara A. Barnett

Cold, Cold War,” by Ian McHugh

A Sixpenny Crossing,” by Don Allmon

The Penitent,” by M. Bennardo (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Singing Like a Hundred Dug-up Bones,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Our Dead Selves Lie Like Footsteps in Our Wake,” by Jeff Isacksen

The Clockwork Trollop,” by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald

The Barber and the Count,” by Michael Haynes

 

The Mermaid Caper,” by Rich Larson

Blood, Stone, Water,” by A.J. Fitzwater

Armistice Day,” by Marissa Lingen

Blood Remembers,” by Alec Austin

 

A Family for Drakes,” by Margaret Ronald

Bakemono, or The Thing That Changes,” by A.B. Treadwell

Sate My Thirst with Ink and Blood,” by Adam Callaway

The Crimson Kestrel,” by Leslianne Wilder

 

Misbegotten,” by Raphael Ordoñez (named to the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List)

Death Sent,” by Christian K. Martinez

 

Best Novelette:

 

The Coffinmaker’s Love,” by Alberto Yáñez

Now Ix, He Was a Lover,” by Hannah Strom-Martin

On the Weaponization of Flora and Fauna,” by Alec Austin & Marissa Lingen

The Clay Farima,” by Henry Szabranski

 

Two Captains,” by Gemma Files

Else This, Nothing Ever Grows,” by Sylvia Linsteadt

Dreams of Peace,” by Dana Beehr

The Drowned Man,” by Laura E. Price

 

The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate,” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

The Language of True Things,” by Nick Scorza

Beheaded by Peasants,” by James L. Sutter

Boat in Shadows, Crossing,” by Tori Truslow

 

The Stone Oaks,” by Stephen Case

 

Best Semiprozine:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

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BCS at WorldCon this Weekend
Posted in: Appearances and Cons, Awards and Accolades, Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

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.

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Nominate for the 2013 Million Writers Award
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

(Story list updated 08/01/13)

Nominations are open for the 2013 storySouth Million Writers Award, a great award that recognizes online fiction of all genres.

BCS has had stories named to the Million Writers list in past years, and we were runner-up for their Best New Magazine award back  in 2008.

Any reader can nominate one story, any story that appeared first online and in 2012. Every story that was in BCS in 2012 is eligible; see below for a list and links to them.

The deadline to nominate is Aug. 3. So if you want to nominate, make sure you do it soon. We thank you for your interest in BCS and our stories.

All Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the 2013 Million Writers Award (any story that appeared in 2012).

Calibrated Allies,” by Marissa Lingen

The Lady of the Lake,” by E. Catherine Tobler

The Last Gorgon,” by Rajan Khanna

The Proof of Bravery,” by David Milstein

 

A Place to Stand,” by Grace Seybold

Shadows Under Hexmouth Street,” by Justin Howe (already nominated)

The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife,” by Chris Willrich

The Book of Locked Doors,” by Yoon Ha Lee (already nominated)

 

Bearslayer and the Black Knight,” by Tom Crosshill

The Ivy-Smothered Palisade,” by Mike Allen

Pridecraft,” by Christian K. Martinez

To Go Home to Leal,” by Susan Forest

 

A Marble for the Drowning River,” by Ann Chatham

Shades of Amber,” by Marie Croke

The Magic of Dark and Hollow Places,” by Adam Callaway

One Ear Back,” by Tina Connolly

 

Lady Marmalade,” by E. Catherine Tobler

How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move,” by Chris Willrich

Fox Bones. Many Uses.,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Three Feats of Agani,” by Christie Yant (already nominated)

 

Virtue’s Ghosts,” by Amanda M. Olson

The Heart of the Rail,” by Mark Teppo

The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer,” by Jack Nicholls

The Angel Azrael Delivers Small Mercies,” by Peter Darbyshire

 

Beyond the Shrinking World,” by Nathaniel Katz

When Averly Fell from the Sky,” by Dean Wells

Bandit and the Seventy Raccoon War,” by Don Allmon

The Ascent of Unreason,” by Marie Brennan

 

Worth of Crows,” by Seth Dickinson (already nominated)

Three Little Foxes,” by Richard Parks

Cursed Motives,” by Marissa Lingen

Luck Fish,” by Peta Freestone

 

A Song of Blackness,” by Nancy Fulda

They Make of You a Monster,” by Damien Walters Grintalis

Seeking The Great Raymundo,” by Jamie Lackey

The Scorn of the Peregrinator,” by John E.O. Stevens

 

The Storms in Arisbat,” by Therese Arkenberg

Casualties,” by Alec Austin

The Giants of Galtares,” by Sue Burke

 

The Castle That Jack Built,” by Emily Gilman (already nominated)

The Empire of Nothingness,” by Geoffrey Maloney

Scry,” by Anne Ivy (already nominated)

Juggernaut,” by Megan Arkenberg

 

Sinking Among Lilies,” by Cory Skerry (already nominated)

The Governess and the Lobster,” Margaret Ronald (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Serkers and Sleep,” by Kenneth Schneyer (already nominated)

In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” by Richard Parks (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Ratcatcher,” by Garth Upshaw

Unsilenced,” by Karalynn Lee (already nominated)

Hold a Candle to The Devil,” by Nicole M. Taylor

After Compline, Silence Falls,” by M. Bennardo

 

Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance,” by David D. Levine

The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert (already nominated)

‘His Crowning Glory’: a new tale of the Antique Lands,” by Noreen Doyle

Death and the Thunderbird,” by Michael J. DeLuca

 

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

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World Fantasy Award Nominations Close May 31
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Nominations for the 2012 World Fantasy Awards close soon. The WFAs are a juried award, but three of the five finalists in each category are chosen not by the judges but by reader nomination.

For any BCS readers interested in nominating , here are details on how you can nominate and links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year.

Nominations close on May 31, so plan to do it soon.

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2012, Toronto) or in 2011 (San Diego), or are a member this year (2013, Brighton UK), you are eligible to nominate.

Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes on May 31, 2011.

How to Nominate:
Go to  World Fantasy Convention 2013 — World Fantasy Awards Ballot and either use the online nomination form, or use one of their file-format ballots (DOC, PDF, etc) and email it to the email address provided (rturner@arctera.com).

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2012, which is BCS #86 through #111, inclusive.

Here are links to a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2012, including which WFA category they fit in (Short Story or Novella–the categories are different from the ones for Hugos or Nebulas). For a list of all eligible BCS stories, click “Show hidden text” at the bottom of this post.

Best Short Story:

The Castle That Jack Built,” by Emily Gilman (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Scry,” by Anne Ivy

Unsilenced,” by Karalynn Lee

The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert

(all of these stories were named to the Locus Recommended Reading List)

The Governess and the Lobster,” Margaret Ronald (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

 

Best Novella:
In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” by Richard Parks (also named to the Locus Recommended Reading List)

For more information on the WFA categories, see this WFC page.

Thanks very much for your interest in Beneath Ceaseless Skies!

All World Fantasy Award-Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards. Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

 

Best Short Story:

 

The Castle That Jack Built,” by Emily Gilman (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Scry,” by Anne Ivy (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

Juggernaut,” by Megan Arkenberg

Sinking Among Lilies,” by Cory Skerry (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

The Governess and the Lobster,” Margaret Ronald (selected for Year’s Best SF&F)

Serkers and Sleep,” by Kenneth Schneyer

Ratcatcher,” by Garth Upshaw

Unsilenced,” by Karalynn Lee (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Hold a Candle to The Devil,” by Nicole M. Taylor

After Compline, Silence Falls,” by M. Bennardo

Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance,” by David D. Levine

The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Calibrated Allies,” by Marissa Lingen

The Lady of the Lake,” by E. Catherine Tobler

The Last Gorgon,” by Rajan Khanna

The Proof of Bravery,” by David Milstein

 

A Place to Stand,” by Grace Seybold

Shadows Under Hexmouth Street,” by Justin Howe

The Mote-Dancer and the Firelife,” by Chris Willrich

The Book of Locked Doors,” by Yoon Ha Lee

 

Bearslayer and the Black Knight,” by Tom Crosshill

The Ivy-Smothered Palisade,” by Mike Allen

Pridecraft,” by Christian K. Martinez

To Go Home to Leal,” by Susan Forest

 

A Marble for the Drowning River,” by Ann Chatham

Shades of Amber,” by Marie Croke

The Magic of Dark and Hollow Places,” by Adam Callaway

One Ear Back,” by Tina Connolly

 

Lady Marmalade,” by E. Catherine Tobler

How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move,” by Chris Willrich

Fox Bones. Many Uses.,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane

The Three Feats of Agani,” by Christie Yant

 

Virtue’s Ghosts,” by Amanda M. Olson

The Heart of the Rail,” by Mark Teppo

The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer,” by Jack Nicholls

The Angel Azrael Delivers Small Mercies,” by Peter Darbyshire

 

Beyond the Shrinking World,” by Nathaniel Katz

When Averly Fell from the Sky,” by Dean Wells

Bandit and the Seventy Raccoon War,” by Don Allmon

The Ascent of Unreason,” by Marie Brennan

 

Worth of Crows,” by Seth Dickinson

Three Little Foxes,” by Richard Parks

Cursed Motives,” by Marissa Lingen

Luck Fish,” by Peta Freestone

 

A Song of Blackness,” by Nancy Fulda

They Make of You a Monster,” by Damien Walters Grintalis

Seeking The Great Raymundo,” by Jamie Lackey

The Scorn of the Peregrinator,” by John E.O. Stevens

 

The Storms in Arisbat,” by Therese Arkenberg

Casualties,” by Alec Austin

The Giants of Galtares,” by Sue Burke

 

Best Novella:

 

The Empire of Nothingness,” by Geoffrey Maloney

In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” by Richard Parks (named to Locus Recommended Reading List)

‘His Crowning Glory’: a new tale of the Antique Lands,” by Noreen Doyle

Death and the Thunderbird,” by Michael J. DeLuca

 

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

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