News
Slush Update, 09/12/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before July 17, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before July 17 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

Leave a Comment »
BCS Patreon Reaches Main Goal; Pay Rate Will Increase to 8c/wd
Posted in: About BCS, BCS Patreon, For Writers, Support BCS by Scott H. Andrews

WE DID IT! Or more accurately, YOU ALL did it.

The BCS Patreon yesterday reached our main goal of $700. This will enable us to pay the new higher SFWA-qualifying pay rate for stories, 8c/wd, when it starts on Sept. 1.

Thank you all so much!!! We literally could not have done it without all of you, who donated or commented or spread the word on social media. We are grateful for your support.

This doesn’t mean our fundraising campaign is finished. We still need the BCS Patreon to stay above $700 each month going forward, so we can keep paying the new rate. We’re also working on additional goals for the future, which would need reader support. So please continue to spread word of the BCS Patreon to any fantasy or short fiction readers you think might be interested in supporting us.

BCS on Patreon

Thank you all!!! We look forward to paying writers more and continuing to have their story sales to BCS qualify them to join SFWA if they choose. We could not be doing that without your support.

2 Comments »
Slush Update, 08/07/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before June 12, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before June 12 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

Leave a Comment »
Slush Update, 07/22/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 20, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 20 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

Leave a Comment »
Slush Update, 07/01/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 9, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 9 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

Leave a Comment »
Slush Update, 06/13/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 22, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 22 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

Leave a Comment »
Giveaway: Lisa M. Bradley’s New Novel Exile
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with Lisa M. Bradley’s story “Revival” in BCS #279, we’re giving away a copy of Lisa’s new novel Exile, from Rosarium Press, which comes out on June 25.

This giveaway will take place Wednesday Jun. 12 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to do is tweet who your favorite BCS author who also writes science fiction is.

Exile is a science fiction novel about a plague-bound town. Many BCS authors write science fiction as well as fantasy, and have published great character-centered science fiction stories and science fiction novels.

Tweet us what your favorite BCS author who writes science fiction as well as fantasy is, and that will enter you in a random drawing for the copy of Revival.

To get you started, here are a few suggestions taken from our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts, highlighting BCS authors’ stories in other magazines:

Good luck!

Full rules for the Lisa M. Bradley Revival Twitter giveaway:

You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)

You must mention the name of an author who has published a short story in BCS. Comments that do not mention the name of an author who has published a short story in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Jun. 12, 2019. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.

All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you post more than one eligible tweet).

You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of Revival will be mailed to the winner.

BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter or anyone else. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!

2 Comments »
BCS Patreon Reaches First Goal; Pay Rate Raised to 7c/wd
Posted in: About BCS, BCS Patreon, For Writers, Support BCS by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Patreon reached its first goal! Our monthly total in pledges from our supporters on Patreon passed $350 per month. That allows us to raise our pay rate for short fiction to 7 cents/word, which will happen on June 7.

BCS is on Patreon as part of our campaign to increase revenues so we can pay authors the higher pay rate of 8 cents/word. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) raised their qualifying “pro” pay rate for short stories by 33% effective Sept. 1, to 8c/word. All writers deserve this higher pay, but we need a 33% increase in support from our readers and donors in order to pay it.

We’ve taken steps to help readers and donors support BCS to this main goal, including changing the price on BCS ebook subscriptions, new tiers of recognition for donors, and the BCS Patreon.

BCS on Patreon

We are delighted that we’re more than halfway to our goal! Thank you so much to all who have donated, bought or renewed a BCS ebook subscription, or supported us on Patreon.

If you would like to help get BCS the rest of the way to paying our authors this higher pay rate, please consider supporting us on the BCS Patreon or making a recurring donation via Paypal. Our parent company, Firkin Press, is a 501(c)3 non-profit approved by the IRS, so your donations through Patreon or Paypal are tax deductible.

$3 Monthly

$5 Monthly

$10 Monthly

Thank you!

Leave a Comment »
Slush Update, 05/23/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 6, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 6 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

Leave a Comment »
text