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BCS Stories on Locus 2019 Recommended Reading List
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

A number of pieces from BCS made the 2019 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Jonathan Strahan, Rich Horton, Paula Guran, Karen Burnham, and many others.

The BCS pieces named to the list:

Short Story:

Do Not Look Back, My Lion,” Alix E. Harrow (BCS #270, 1/31/19)

Adrianna in Pomegranate,” Samantha Mills (BCS #271, 2/14/19)

Boiled Bones and Black Eggs,” Nghi Vo (BCS #275, 4/11/19)

 

Novelette:

A Handful of Sky,” Elly Bangs (BCS #280, 6/20/19)

Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #271, 2/14/2019)

These alongside many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other fine magazines and anthologies.

Congratulations, all!

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Slush Update, 02/11/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before December 8, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Dec. 8 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

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Slush Update, 01/02/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before November 5, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Nov. 5 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

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

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before October 28, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Oct. 28 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

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2020 Awards-Eligible Stories from BCS
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

For BCS readers interested in nominating for this year’s awards, such as the Hugos or Nebulas, here’s a list of our eligible stories from 2019 and which awards category they fit in. Thank you for your interest in us and our stories!

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2019, which is BCS #268 through BCS #293, inclusive.

Here are a couple of our best-reviewed pieces of 2019 and which category they fit in (short fiction categories for Hugos and Nebulas are the same). For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post.

BCS itself is eligible for the Best Semiprozine Hugo, if you find us worthy.

Best Short Story:

Fury at the Crossroads,” Troy L. Wiggins (BCS #276, 04/25/19) (also an Audio Podcast)

Do Not Look Back, My Lion,” Alix E. Harrow (BCS #270, 01/31/19)

The Blighted Godling of Company Town H,” Beth Cato (BCS #268, 01/03/19) (also an Audio Podcast)

 

Best Novelette:

Portrait Of The Artist,” K.J. Parker (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

A Handful of Sky,” Elly Bangs (BCS #280, 06/20/19)

For information on Hugo nominating, which is now open, see the Hugo Awards page on the CoNZealand 2020 Worldcon website. For information on Nebula nominating, see SFWA’s page about Nebula voting. For other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

 

All Eligible Stories from BCS

Here is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for Hugo and Nebula nominations in 2019, and what official category they are in. Thanks very much for considering our authors and their fiction!

Best Short Story:

The Only Way Out is Through,” Setsu Uzumé (BCS #293, 12/19/19)

Nameless in the Winged Court,” Rowenna Miller (BCS #292, 12/05/19)

The Petals of the Godflower,” Kyle Kirrin (BCS #292, 12/05/19)

Swimming Apart,” R.Z. Held (BCS #291, 11/21/19)

 

The Gods Come to Sredna,” T.S. McAdams (BCS #290, 11/07/19)

The Two Sides of Home,” Timothy Mudie (BCS #290, 11/07/19)

The Butcher, the Baker,” Mike Allen (BCS #289, 10/ 24/19)

The Edges of the World,” Grace Seybold (BCS #288, 10/ 10/19)

 

Under Their Wings, These Starving Ghosts,” Grace Yang (BCS #288, 10/ 10/19)

Sankalpa,” Marie Brennan (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

One Found in a World of the Lost,” Shweta Adhyam (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

The Silent Flowers of the Magician’s Garden,” Eleanna Castroianni (BCS #286, 09/12/19)

 

Witch’s Road,” Christian K. Martinez (BCS #286, 09/12/19)

A Song for the Leadwood Tree,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #285, 08/29/19)

The Sweetest Fruit of Summer,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #285, 08/29/19)

The Mirror Dialogues,” Jason S. Ridler (BCS #284, 08/15/19)

 

Elegy of a Lanthornist,” M.E. Bronstein (BCS #284, 08/15/19)

That August Song,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew (BCS #283, 08/01/19)

Faêl,” Tobi Ogundiran (BCS #282, 07/18/19)

What the River Brings, and What It Takes Away,” Natalia Theodoridou (BCS #281, 07/04/19)

 

Black, Like Earth,” Jordyn Blanson (BCS #280, 06/20/19)

Revival,” Lisa M. Bradley (BCS #279, 06/06/19)

The Two-Bullet War,” Karen Osborne (BCS #278, 05/ 23/19)

The Bone Flute Quartet,” K.J. Kabza (BCS #277, 05/ 09/19)

 

Fury at the Crossroads,” Troy L. Wiggins (BCS #276, 04/25/19)

Hangdog,” Dayna K. Smith (BCS #276, 04/25/19)

Boiled Bones and Black Eggs,” Nghi Vo (BCS #275, 04/11/19)

The Red Honey Witch,” Jessica Paddock (BCS #275, 04/11/19)

 

Undercurrents,” Charles Payseur (BCS #274, 03/28/19)

New Horizons,” Alexander Stanmyer (BCS #273, 03/14/19)

When Sirens Sing of Roses and of Delegated Power,” Nin Harris (BCS #272, 02/28/19)

The Boy Who Loved Drowning,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #272, 02/28/19)

 

Adrianna in Pomegranate,” Samantha Mills (BCS #271, 02/14/19)

To Stab with a Rose, to Love with a Knife,” Natalia Theodoridou (BCS #270, 01/31/19)

Do Not Look Back, My Lion,” Alix E. Harrow (BCS #270, 01/31/19)

The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum,” Marissa Lingen (BCS #269, 01/17/19)

 

La Orpheline,” Jordan Taylor (BCS #269, 01/17/19)

The Blighted Godling of Company Town H,” Beth Cato (BCS #268, 01/03/19)

The Beast Weeps with One Eye,” Morgan Al-Moor (BCS #268, 01/03/19)

 

Best Novelette:

Scapegoat,” Holly Messinger (BCS #293, 12/19/19)

The Forge,” Andrew Dykstal (BCS #291, 11/21/19)

The Star Plague,” Rich Larson (BCS #289, 10/ 24/19)

Portrait Of The Artist,” K.J. Parker (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

 

The Witch of the Will,” Aaron Perry (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

The Iron Eels,” Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis (BCS #283, 08/01/19)

Gert of the Hundred,” L.S. Johnson (BCS #282, 07/18/19)

Across the Bough Bridge,” Mackenzie Kincaid (BCS #281, 07/04/19)

 

A Handful of Sky,” Elly Bangs (BCS #280, 06/20/19)

Silver Springs,” T.R. North (BCS #279, 06/06/19)

Abacus of Ether,” Stephen Case (BCS #278, 05/ 23/19)

The Thirty-Eight-Hundred Bone Coat,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #277, 05/ 09/19)

 

I Am Destiny,” Emily McIntyre (BCS #274, 03/28/19)

Through the Doorways, Whiskey Chile,” S.H. Mansouri (BCS #273, 03/14/19)

Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #271, 02/14/19)

 

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

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Slush Update, 11/18/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before September 29, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Sept. 29 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

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Slush Update, 11/11/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before September 3, 2019 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Sept. 3 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

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Slush Update, 10/21/19
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

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

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

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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.

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