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Slush Update, 09/15/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Aug. 1, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before August 1 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.


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New Best of BCS Year Eight Anthology Out on Kindle, iTunes, and More!

Posted in: BCS Anthologies by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight is out today at major ebook retailers like Kindle Store and iTunes!

(It was out early last week at Weightless Books. Buy it there and get a coupon good on all BCS issues at Weightless...)

Best of BCS, Year Eight contains sixteen great stories from the eighth year of BCS, by authors such as Catherynne M. Valente, K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Yoon Ha Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Rich Larson, Rose Lemberg, and more. It includes “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford, a finalist for the Nebula Awards.

The Best of BCS, Year Eight is now available for only $3.99 at ebook stores, including Amazon Kindle, B&N, iBooks/iTunes, Kobo, and Weightless Books.

All proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work. Pick up a copy today, to get some great BCS stories in a handy collection and support us at the same time. Thank you!


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New Episode of The BCS Audio Vault: “Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast by Scott H. Andrews

The BCS Audio VaultOut with BCS #233 is a new episode of The BCS Audio Vault podcast: 027 Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud by Fran Wilde, the tale of an apprentice craftswoman and her father who must confront themselves in order to save their business and family.

It’s introduced by the author, explaining the story’s and characters’ connection to the Bone universe world of the story and her novels Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon.

To hear new episodes of The BCS Audio Vault, including stories by Saladin Ahmed, Yoon Ha Lee, and Chris Willrich and introductions by Aliette de Bodard, Rajan Khanna, and Lou Anders, subscribe to The BCS Audio Vault via RSS feed RSS feed or look for it on iTunes.


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New Best of BCS Year Eight Anthology Out Early at Weightless Books (with coupon!)

Posted in: Back Issue Bundles, BCS Anthologies, Ebook Sale by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionOur new anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight is out early today at WeightlessBooks.com, with a free extra as part of our Ninth Anniversary!

Best of BCS, Year Eight contains sixteen great stories from the eighth year of BCS, by authors such as Catherynne M. Valente, K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Rich Larson, and Rose Lemberg.

It includes “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford, a finalist for the Nebula Awards, “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente, a finalist for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award, and “Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee and “A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard, finalists for the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award.

Best of BCS, Year Eight is available early exclusively at WeightlessBooks.com. It costs only $3.99, and all proceeds go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.

Buy now and, as part of our Ninth Anniversary celebration, you’ll get a coupon for 30% off BCS issues at Weightless Books, including all BCS Ebook Subscriptions, 25-, 50-, and 100-issue bundles of back issues, and all 230+ single back issues, some not available anywhere else.

Use it to buy a BCS Ebook Subscription (less than $16 for 26 issues/a whole year), any back issues you missed, or to renew an existing subscription (you can renew at any time, no matter when your subscription expires).

Get BCS issues conveniently delivered to your e-reader and support the magazine at the same time!


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BCS #233 – Lingen, Kassel, Wilde Audio Vault

Posted in: BCS Audio Vault Podcast, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #233 is out today, featuring stories of justice and breaking from norms.

Marissa Lingen (“Out of the Woods” in BCS #218 and podcast BCS 189, “Out of the Rose Hills” in BCS #173, “Cursed Motives” in BCS #105 and podcast BCS 091, “The Six Skills of Madame Lumiere” in BCS #46, among many others) returns to BCS with “Across Pack Ice, a Fire,” a story of seeking justice for another people and atonement for herself.

Mel Kassel offers “Gallows Girl,” in which a character questions her personal role in justice.

BCS #233 features a new episode of the BCS Audio Vault podcast: 027 Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud by Fran Wilde, the tale of an apprentice craftswoman and her father who must confront themselves in order to save their business and family. It’s introduced by the author, explaining the story’s and characters’ connection to the Bone universe world of the story and her novels Updraft, Cloudbound, and Horizon.

The From the Archives story with BCS #233 is “The Judge’s Right Hand,” by J.S. Bangs, from BCS #79 and podcast BCS 070, a tale of justice and clashing against norms, not unlike offers “Gallows Girl.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for late summer in the Northern Hemisphere: “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Stufflebeam, Yoachim, Walters, Khaw

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors had work appear in other venues recently:

  • Cassandra Khaw (“She Who Hungers, She Who Waits” forthcoming this fall) likewise in Daily Science Fiction in July

Congratulations, all!


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Coming Soon: Best of BCS Year Eight Anthology…

Posted in: BCS Anthologies by Scott H. Andrews

View full versionComing soon: our new ebook anthology The Best of BCS, Year Eight!

Best of BCS, Year Eight will feature sixteen great stories from the eighth year of BCS, by authors such as K.J. Parker, Mishell Baker, Rich Larson, Chaz Brenchley, Rose Lemberg, and more.

It will include “Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford, a finalist for the Nebula Awards, “Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee and “A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard, both finalists for the WSFA Small Press Award, and “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente, a finalist for the Eugie Foster Award.

Look for Best of BCS, Year Eight soon at WeightlessBooks.com and next month in Kindle Store, Kobo, B&N, and other fine ebook retailers. It will cost only $3.99, and all proceeds will go to pay BCS authors and artists for their work.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Ronald, Wilde Finalists for WSFA Award

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to the two BCS stories named finalists for the Washington Science-Fiction Association Small Press Award, two BCS authors were named finalists for their stories appearing in other venues:

  • Margaret Ronald (“The Governess and the Lobster” in BCS #95, “Salvage” in BCS #77, among many others, including a new story forthcoming later in 2017) for a story from Strange Horizons

Congratulations to them as well!


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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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