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Posted in: About BCS, Support BCS by Scott H. Andrews

As we posted, BCS has raised our pay rate to 6 cents/word, which is the new ‘pro’ rate set by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

We have received many emails from readers concerned about the impact this higher rate will have on BCS.  Thank you for your concern! We do publish more stories than most all online magazines–55 full-length pieces in 2013, all originals. And we publish more longer stories than most all online magazines–14 novelettes in 2013, out of those 55 total.

This pay increase is an opportunity to remind our readers, authors, and fans that BCS is supported primarily by donations. 

If you would like to join the BCS readers and fans who have made a donation to help us meet the cost of this pay rate increase, we would be delighted to have your supportClick here for donation information.

Because we are a non-profit organization, granted tax-exempt 501c3 status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, donations are tax-deductible (consult a tax professional). We will proudly list your name on our Donors page (or keep your name anonymous, as you wish). 

If you would like to buy our ebooks, that too is a great way to support us. Our BCS anthologies are available on Kindle, B&N Nook, Kobo, and at Weightless BooksOur single issues are available on Kindle and at Weightless Books, and the BCS ebook subscription–26 issues, a whole year, for only $13.99–is available at Weightless Books. Ebooks go on sale a week before the issue appears on the website, and ebook subscribers get new issues a week early.

All donations and ebook proceeds go directly to pay our authors and artists for their work.

Thank you to our readers and donors for your concern for us regarding this rate increase, and thank you to all our readers, authors, and fans for your support!


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BCS Subscription a Top 5 Bestseller at Weightless Books

Posted in: About BCS, BCS Ebooks, Support BCS by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS one-year ebook subscription, available exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com, was one of their Top 5 bestselling magazines for the first half of 2013!

Thanks very much to all our subscribers, both previous and recent, for their support of BCS.

You too can get BCS issues a week before they appear on the website, delivered straight to your email or smartphone/ tablet or addressable e-reader, a full year for only $13.99. That’s 26 issues–55 stories–for only 26 cents a story.

Ebook sales are the magazine’s only source of revenue, apart from reader donations (which are tax-deductible because we are a 501c3 non-profit), so they are a great way to support BCS and get the stories early at the same time. We are grateful for your support.


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Best of BCS Year Three Anthology Sale Ends Today!

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

The special sale on The Best of BCS, Year Three, our new ebook anthology featuring Richard Parks, Steve Rasnic Tem, and more, ends tonight!

Buy it from WeightlessBooks.com by tonight, and we’ll send you a free ebook of your choice of our first two anthologies, Best of BCS Year One or Best of BCS Year Two.

Get eighteen great BCS stories in a convenient ebook, plus a second BCS anthology for free, and support BCS at the same time!


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Best of BCS Year Three Anthology Sale Ends Friday

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

The Best of BCS, Year Three, our new ebook best-of anthology featuring Richard Parks, Steve Rasnic Tem, Margaret Ronald, Peter Darbyshire, Geoffrey Maloney, and more, is on special sale at Weightless Books through this Friday.

The Best of BCS, Year Three has eighteen stories for only 3.99. And if you buy it from WeightlessBooks.com this week, we’ll send you a free ebook of your choice of our first two anthologies, Best of BCS Year One or Best of BCS Year Two.

Get eighteen great BCS stories  in a convenient ebook, plus a second BCS anthology for free, and support BCS at the same time. All proceeds from all our ebook sales go directly to paying our authors and artists.


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Subscription Sale Ends Tonight!

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

The BCS subscription sale, where all ebook subscription buyers get sent their choice of The Best of BCS, Year One or The Best of BCS, Year Two for free, ends Friday night!

So if you want to get every issue of BCS early, or have them sent direct to your email or Kindle or any other device with an email address, or support us in paying for great fiction, and get a free BCS anthology while doing any/all of the above, act now!

Subscribe at Weigthless Books

If we total at least 100 subscriptions during the sale, all new subscribers will be entered in a drawing for a free Kindle.

See our ebook subscription partner WeightlessBooks.com for all the details.


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Subscription Sale Ends Friday!

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

The BCS subscription sale, where all ebook subscription buyers get sent their choice of The Best of BCS, Year One or The Best of BCS, Year Two for free, ends this Friday, Oct. 12.

A BCS ebook subscription is a great deal–a whole year/26 issues for only $13.99, about 25 cents per story.

Ebook subscribers get issues early, before they are released on the website, and can have issues sent direct to their email or Kindle or any device with an email address.  Subscribing is also a great way to support BCS; to help us pay our authors and artists.

During this sale, you’ll get the free BCS anthology too, and if we sell at least 100 subscriptions, all new subscribers will be entered in a drawing for a free Kindle.

See our ebook subscription partner WeightlessBooks.com for all the details:

Subscribe at Weigthless Books

Get every issue early and sent right to your email or e-reader, get a free anthology, and support BCS at the same time!


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Sale on BCS Ebook Subscriptions and Anthologies

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

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To celebrate the fourth anniversary of BCS and our new ebook anthology The Best of BCS, Year Three, we’re having a sale on ebook subscriptions and anthologies!

If you buy an ebook subscription to BCS or a copy of The Best of BCS, Year Three from our subscription partner WeightlessBooks.com, for a limited time we’ll send you a free ebook of one of our first two anthologies, Best of BCS Year One or Best of BCS Year Two.  Your choice, sent at the end of the sale.

We’ve also dropped the price of Best of BCS Year Two to $2.99.  And if we get at least 100 new or renewal subscribers during this sale, all those subscribers will be entered in a random drawing to win a free Kindle e-reader.

Best of BCS, Year Three has eighteen stories for only $3.99, including ones by Richard Parks, Margaret Ronald, Genevieve Valentine, Garth Upshaw, Adam Callaway, and World Fantasy Award-winner Steve Rasnic Tem.

Ebook subscriptions are only $13.99 for 26 issues/52 stories (that’s 27 cents a story!).  Subscribers will get our Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue, featuring Richard Parks and Marissa Lingen, including two stories which won’t be released on the website until a week later.

Subscribe at Weigthless Books

Why should you buy an ebook subscription to BCS, when the stories are available on the website?

-Ebook subscribers get new issues before they are released on the website (next week’s issue is already out, eight days early)

-Ebook subscribers can get issues delivered directly to their Kindle or smart phone (any device with an email address)

-It’s a bargain–a whole year/26 issues for $13.99

-It’s a great way to support BCS–all proceeds from ebook subscriptions and anthology sales go directly to help pay our artists and authors

(If you bought a subscription in the past month, contact us or Weightless Books, and we’ll give you the free anthology too.  We appreciate you having supported us already.)

The sale and the free Kindle giveaway will end in early October, so make sure you buy your subscription or Best of BCS Year Three at Weightless Books soon in order to get the free anthology. Thanks very much for your support!


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New: The Best of BCS, Year Three Anthology

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

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An armonica player is driven manic by appearances of an audience woman he saw die....

A fallen angel gunslinger must defend a dusty town against hellspawn....

A scientist tries to save his brother from a seductress who plants flower bulbs in her lovers’ chests....

A bon-vivant is horrified to join his dinner hosts in swallowing live squid, until his head turns into one....

These are just a few of the awe-inspiring fantasy stories in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Three, our new ebook anthology of eighteen stories from the third year of BCS.

Authors include Richard Parks, Margaret Ronald, Genevieve Valentine, Garth Upshaw, and World Fantasy Award-winner Steve Rasnic Tem. Stories include “Walls of Paper, Soft as Skin” by Adam Callaway, named to Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2012, ed. Paula Guran, and four stories that received Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois.

The Best of BCS, Year Three is available for only $3.99 at select ebook stores, like WeightlessBooks.com, with more ebook stores coming soon. All proceeds go to help pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

 

Special Offer: to celebrate the release of Best of BCS Year Three and the fourth anniversary of BCS, we’re running an ebook sale and subscription drive.

If you buy an ebook subscription to BCS or a copy of Best of BCS Year Three from WeightlessBooks.com, we’ll give you a free copy of Best of BCS Year One or Best of BCS Year Two, your choice.

This offer ends in early October. More details are at Weightless Books.


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New BCS Anthology: Ceaseless Steam

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

Ceaseless Steam

The brand new BCS anthology is now out: Ceaseless Steam, Steampunk Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Our previous two anthologies, Best of BCS Year One and Year Two, feature great stories from single years of the magazine. Ceaseless Steam is different: a theme anthology, showcasing great steampunk stories from throughout BCS‘s first four years.

Worlds flavored with steampunk’s blend of early industrial technology and pre-modern culture have great opportunity for awe and wonder.  Add nuanced characters moving through those worlds, and it’s exactly the kind of story we love.

If you like steampunk or just great literary adventure fantasy, check out Ceaseless Steam. Authors include 2009 Campbell Award finalist Aliette de Bodard, Margaret Ronald, Yoon Ha Lee, Marissa Lingen, 2012 Nebula Award finalist Tom Crosshill, and many more.  Only $3.99 for eighteen stories.  Like our other ebook anthologies, it’s available from ebook stores including Kindle Store, WeightlessBooks.com, and others.

And buying a copy of Ceaseless Steam, or any of the BCS anthologies, is a great way to support BCS while enjoying awe-inspiring stories on your E-Reader, smart phone, or other device.


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