Reader Polls
Winner of the Reader Poll for Best of BCS Year Four!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

We now have a winner in the Reader Poll to pick a story for The Best of BCS Year Four anthology!

The winner is “Held Close in Syllables of Light,” by Rose Lemberg! From BCS #80. A great story of a young lady, burdened by family expectations, traveling to a foreign land to secure a trade concession for her house.

Congratulations! Thanks also to all our readers who voted, and to the authors of all the other stories, especially the other finalists.

Look for the Best of BCS Year Four ebook anthology coming in early fall, with the gorgeous cover at right based on Zofia Tuska’s artwork “Remember.”


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Best of BCS Year Four Reader Poll Finalists and Second Vote

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

Here are the five finalist stories in the reader poll for The Best of BCS Year Four, alphabetical by author, from the first-round voting last week on the BCS Website.

One Ear Back,” by Tina Connolly

Held Close in Syllables of Light,” Rose Lemberg

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

Serkers and Sleep,” by Kenneth Schneyer

Which of these five stories from the fourth year of BCS is your favorite?

The final vote between these five finalist stories is in a poll question at the bottom of this post. The winning story will be included in The Best of BCS Year Four.

The poll vote closes Fri. Aug. 2. Get your vote in soon, and look for The Best of BCS Year Four out this fall.

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Reader Poll for Best of BCS Year Four Anthology

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

Our Reader Poll last year for a story to go into The Best of BCS Year Three anthology was so much fun that we’re doing it again this year!

In this poll, readers and fans will get to pick a story for inclusion in the upcoming Best of BCS, Year Four anthology.

How It Works: Voting is in two rounds–this first round here in this post, where you can vote for five (5) stories out of all 32 eligible stories (see below), and a second round run-off poll on the BCS Facebook page between the five stories that get the most first-round votes.

To vote in the first round: Post a comment in this thread, listing your favorite five stories from the third year of BCSFirst-round voting has closed.

Second-round voting, between the five finalist stories, will take place here on the BCS website, in a poll question on a News post. The poll closes Fri. Aug. 2. Vote here.

Good luck! Feel free to tweet or Facebook or blog this poll, so we get as many reader’s opinions as we can. (You can use the Facebook ‘like’ button at the bottom of the post to send the link straight to your Facebook page.)

Eligible Stories for Best of BCS, Year Four Reader Poll:

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Reader Poll Winner!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

The final round of voting in our reader poll to pick a story to go into The Best of BCS, Year Three is over! The readers have spoken, and the winner is...

“Gone Sleeping,” by Hearther Clitheroe.  It will be included in The Best of BCS, Year Three anthology.

Congratulations!  And thanks to everyone for voting, both in the first round here on the BCS website and in the second round on Facebook.

Look for The Best of BCS, Year Three out this fall, in Kindle Store, Weightless Books, B&N, iBooks, and all the other ebook retailers that carry the other BCS anthologies.


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Reader Poll, Best of BCS Year Three: Final Vote

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

The first round of voting in our reader poll to pick a story to go into The Best of BCS, Year Three is over, and the five finalist stories, alphabetical by author, are:

“Gone Sleeping,” by Heather Clitheroe

“The Girl Who Tasted the Sea,” by Sarah L. Edwards

“Bone Diamond,” by Michael John Grist

“A Bounty Split Three Ways,” Peter Kovic

“My Father’s Wounds,” by Ferrett Steinmetz

The second and final round of voting between these five stories is now open as a poll question on the BCS Facebook ‘Like’ page.

To vote in the final round:  go to this poll question on the BCS Facebook ‘Like’ page. The poll closes Friday night, Aug. 10, at midnight PST. Final-round voting is now closed.

Thanks very much for making your voice heard, and look for The Best of BCS, Year Three this fall!


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Reader Poll for Best of BCS Year Three Anthology

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

Our Reader Poll last year for a story to go into The Best of BCS Year Two was so much fun that we’re doing it again this year!

In this poll, readers and fans will get to pick a story for inclusion in the upcoming Best of BCS, Year Three anthology.

How It Works:  Voting will be in two rounds–this first round here in this post, where you can vote for five stories out of all 28 eligible stories, and a second round run-off between the five stories that get the most first-round votes.

To vote in the first round: Post a comment in this thread, listing your favorite five stories from the third year of BCS. (That’s Issue #53 through Issue #78. A full list of the stories is in this post below the More tag). First-round voting is now closed.

Second-round voting, between the five finalist stories, is now open on the BCS Facebook ‘Like’ page, in this this poll question on the BCS Facebook page.

Voting for the second round ends this Fri., Aug 10, at midnight Pacific Time

Good luck!  Feel free to tweet or Facebook or blog this poll, so we get as many reader’s opinions as we can. (You can use the Facebook ‘like’ button at the bottom of the post to send the link straight to your Facebook page.)

Eligible  Stories for Best of BCS, Year Three Reader Poll:

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Reader Poll Winner!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Forthcoming, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

07-21-2011, 08:09 AM

The winner of the Reader Poll for the Best of BCS Year Two anthology, held on the BCS Facebook page, is “Pawn’s Gambit,” by Adam Heine.

Congratulations! Thanks to all for voting, and look for The Best of BCS Year Two anthology this fall.


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Reader Poll, Round Two is Open

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, BCS on Facebook, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

07-08-2011, 12:10 PM

The first round of voting in the Reader Poll to pick a story for the Best of BCS Year Two anthology is now over! The six finalist stories are:

B. Gordon, On the Transmontane Run with the Aerial Mail Express
Kathryn Allen, Pale
Nancy Fulda, Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe
Tom Crosshill, Waiting for Number Five
Adam Heine, Pawn’s Gambit
Vylar Kaftan, Prashkina’s Fire

That’s right, six finalists, because there was a tie for the top five stories in the first round.

The final vote between these six stories is open now, as a poll question on the BCS Facebook page. Cast your vote for which one you think should go into the Best of BCS Year Two anthology!


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Reader Poll for Best of BCS Two Ends Tonight!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies, BCS Ebooks, Forthcoming, Reader Polls by Scott H. Andrews

07-07-2011, 09:52 AM

The first round of voting in the Reader Poll to pick a story for the Best of BCS Year Two anthology ends tonight, Thursday July 7, at midnight Pacific Time.

So if you want to vote your favorite five stories into the final round of voting, make sure you vote today!


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