To celebrate the release of the new anthology We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020 (Neon Hemlock), edited by BCS authors C.L. Clark and series editor Charles Payseur, BCS is giving away a copy of the anthology.
We’re Here contains sixteen stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that feature queer characters and themes, pulled from a diverse assortment of short fiction publications. It includes “To Balance the Weight of Khalem” by R.B. Lemberg, which appeared in BCS #300.
BCS author C.L. Clark (“The Captain and the Quartermaster” in BCS #326 and podcast BCS 275; “Forgive Me, My Love, for the Ice and the Sea” in BCS #296 and podcast BCS 252) edited this volume, for 2020, and BCS author Charles Payseur (“Undercurrents” in BCS #274 and podcast BCS 235; “Rivers Run Free” in BCS #230 and podcast BCS 201) is the series editor for this new Best-Of anthology series from publisher Neon Hemlock.
This giveaway will take place Thurs. Aug. 19 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.
To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite BCS story is that has queer main character(s) or that features queer characters or themes. However you choose to define it; by any author, in any issue of BCS.
To get you started, here are some stories from past issues of BCS that could be said to have queer main character(s) or feature queer themes:
“What the Wind Saw” by Evey Brett, BCS #336
“Rivers Run Free” by Charles Payseur, BCS #230 and podcast BCS 201
“Undercurrents” by Charles Payseur, BCS #274 and podcast BCS 235
“Forgive Me, My Love, for the Ice and the Sea” by C.L. Clark, BCS #296 and podcast BCS 252
“The Captain and the Quartermaster” by C.L. Clark, BCS #326 and podcast BCS 275
“The Colors of Sand” by Anna Winterstein, BCS #326
“Every Tiny Tooth and Claw (or: Letters from the First Month of the New Directorate)” by Marissa Lingen, BCS #295 and podcast BCS 251
“The Lingering Weight of Estrian Steel” by Rajan Khanna, BCS #334
“Clever Jack, Heavy with Stories” by R.K. Duncan, BCS #304
“The Moneylender’s Angel” by Robert Minto, BCS #296
“Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow, BCS #270
“Two Bodies in Basting Stitch” by A.J. Lucy, BCS #227 and podcast BCS 198
“The Garden Where No One Ever Goes” by P H Lee, BCS #318 and podcast BCS 269
“Suddenwall” by Sara Saab, BCS #220 and podcast BCS 191
“Foxfire, Foxfire” by Yoon Ha Lee, BCS #194 – Science-Fantasy Month 3 and podcast BCS 168
“To Balance the Weight of Khalem” by R.B. Lemberg, BCS #300
“Geometries of Belonging” by R.B. Lemberg, BCS #183
“Y Brenin,” by Cae Hawksmoor, BCS #167
“The Coffinmaker’s Love” by Alberto Yáñez, BCS #131
“Bearslayer and the Black Knight” by Tom Crosshill, BCS #92 and podcast BCS 080
“The Boy Who Would Not Be Enchanted” by A.M. Dellamonica, BCS #209
“Two Captains” by Gemma Files, BCS #125
“The Candle Queen” by Ephiny Gale, BCS #295
“Women in Sandstone” by Alex Dally MacFarlane, BCS #145
“The Crow Knight” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, BCS #262
“Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, BCS #113 and podcast BCS 100
“Requiem for the Unchained” by Cae Hawksmoor, BCS #217
“She Who Hungers, She Who Waits” by Cassandra Khaw, BCS #248 and podcast BCS 214
“Men of the Ashen Morrow” by Margaret Killjoy, BCS #218 and podcast BCS 190
“Blood, Stone, Water” by A.J. Fitzwater, BCS #118
Full rules for the We’re Here anthology 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 title of a work of short fiction that was published in BCS that arguably has queer main character(s) or that features queer characters or themes. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that was published in BCS that arguably has queer main character(s) or that features queer characters or themeswill not enter you in the giveaway.
You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Thurs. Aug. 19, 2021. 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 We’re Here 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!