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Seth Dickinson The Monster Baru Cormorant Novel Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

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BCS author Seth Dickinson’s debut fantasy novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Tor, 2015) featured the same protagonist as his first BCS story, “The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” in BCS #81 and podcast BCS 73 (beware: the story contains spoilers for the novel!).

The second book of the series, The Monster Baru Cormorant, comes out on Oct. 30, but BCS is giving away a copy now!

This giveaway for a hardcover of The Monster Baru Cormorant will take place Wednesday Oct. 24 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.

To enter, all you need to is tweet what your favorite BCS story that’s set in the same world as a novel. Numerous BCS stories take place in the same world as the author’s novel(s), whether published before the story or after.

Your favorite BCS story that’s set in the same world as the author’s novel(s). Tweet what it is, and that will enter you in a random drawing for the book. (For the Full Rules, click on ‘Show Hidden Text’ at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are a few BCS stories that are set in the same world as their authors’ novel(s):

Where Virtue Lives” by Saladin Ahmed

And Blow Them at the Moon” by Marie Brennan

The Sword of Loving Kindness” by Chris Willrich

The Ghost of Shinoda Forest” by Richard Parks (or any of his Lord Yamada tales)

 

Primaflora’s Journey” by Cat Rambo

Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” by Fran Wilde

Stormchaser, Stormshaper” by Erin Hoffman

The Boy Who Would Not Be Enchanted” by A.M. Dellamonica

Good luck!

Full rules for the Seth Dickinson The Monster Baru Cormorant 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 appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared 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. Oct 24, 2018. 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 The Monster Baru Cormorant 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, or for books getting lost or damaged in shipping.

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!

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Slush Update, 09/28/18
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before July 31, 2018 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before July 31 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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BCS Tenth Anniversary Reading at NYRSF 10/2
Posted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews

To celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of BCS, the NY Review of SF reading series this Tuesday Oct. 2 will be a BCS reading, featuring Fran Wilde, Seth Dickinson, Martin Cahill, Jonathan Edelstein, and the fiction of Rose Lemberg and Aliette de Bodard.

Come join us! The NYRSF readings are held at 7pm at The Brooklyn Commons Cafe, 388 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn NY.

Or, if you won’t be in New York City on Tuesday, the reading will be livestreamed at this link. You can find more details at the NYRSF event page for this reading.

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Signed Giveaway: Caroline M. Yoachim and Other Stories Collection on Twitter
Posted in: Anniversary Issues, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of BCS and Caroline M. Yoachim’s story “Carnival Nine” in BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196 named a finalist for the World Fantasy Awards, held later this fall, we’re giving away a signed copy of Caroline’s short fiction collection Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories!

Caroline’s previous BCS stories, “The Land of Empty Shells” in BCS #20 and “Seasons Set in Skin” in BCS #177 and podcast BCS 156 (which is included in Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories), are about siblings and family, and “Carnival Nine” is about family and generations. Seven Wonders has over twenty-five of Caroline’s stories through 2016, including literary fantasy, science fiction, fable-esque fantasy, and more.

The giveaway for the signed copy of Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories will take place Monday Oct. 1 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 what your favorite story from BCS about family is. Whether “Carnival Nine” or something else; a family story that’s charming or that’s dark, that ends happily or ends not-so-happily; with “family story” defined however you choose to define it.

To get you started, here are a few of the many stories from BCS over the years that could be thought of as family stories:

Ruby, Singing” by Fran Wilde in BCS #261 & podcast BCS 224

Every Black Tree” by Natalia Theodoridou in BCS #236 & podcast BCS 205

On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts” by Richard Parks in BCS #235 & podcast BCS 203

Across Pack Ice, a Fire” by Marissa Lingen in BCS #233

 

Gallows Girl” by Mel Kassel in BCS #233

Of Letters They Are Made” by Jonathan Edelstein in BCS #228

A Place to Grow” by A.T. Greenblatt in BCS #225

Trette’s Bones” by Grace Seybold in BCS #241

 

A Salvaging of Ghosts” by Aliette de Bodard in BCS #195 – Science-Fantasy Month 3 & podcast BCS 170

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson in Issue #200 & podcast BCS 176

Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford in BCS #195 – Science-Fantasy Month 3

The Mama Mmiri” by Walter Dinjos in BCS #190 & podcast BCS 164

 

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg in BCS #175

The Pirate Captain’s Daughter” by Yoon Ha Lee in BCS #27 & podcast BCS 025

The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen by Barbara A. Barnett in BCS #124 & podcast BCS 107

Good luck!

Full rules for the Caroline M. Yoachim Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories 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 appeared in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared 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 Mon. Oct 1, 2018. 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 signed copy of Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, signed to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 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, or for books getting lost or damaged in shipping.

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!

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Slush Update, 09/05/18
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before July 9, 2018 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before July 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.

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Slush Update, 08/10/18
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before June 15, 2018 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Jun. 15 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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Slush Update, 07/26/18
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 20, 2018 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.

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Slush Update, 07/02/18
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Apr. 30, 2018 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before April 30 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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World Fantasy Award Nominations Close May 31
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Nominations for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards close next week, Thursday May 31. The WFAs are a juried award, but two of the five finalists in each category are chosen by open nominations. In the past three years, BCS has been a finalist for seven WFAs and won the 2013 WFA for Short Fiction.

For readers interested in nominating, here are details on how to do it, links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year, and a full list of all eligible BCS stories and which World Fantasy Award category they fit in. (WFA short fiction categories are different than those for Hugos & Nebulas.)

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2017, San Antonio TX) or the year before (2016, Columbus OH) or are a member this year (2018, Baltimore MD), you are eligible to nominate.

Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes MAY 31, 2018.

How to Nominate:
The WF Nominations page of the WFC 2018 website has a link to a PDF ballot that can be submitted by paper mail or by email to rturner@arctera.com.

Unlike in past years, no email ballot seems to have been emailed to attendees of recent World Fantasy conventions.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2017, which is BCS #216 through BCS #241, inclusive.

Here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2017 and which WFA category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post.

Short Fiction (pieces up to 10,000 words):

Carnival Nine,” Caroline M. Yoachim (BCS #225) (Nebula Award finalist, Hugo Award finalist)

Every Black Tree,” Natalia Theodoridou (BCS #236)

Suddenwall,” Sara Saab (BCS #220)

 

Novella (pieces longer than 10,000 words):

A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power,” Rose Lemberg (BCS #229 & #230)

For more information on the WFA categories, see this old WFC page. If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Thanks very much for considering our stories!

 

All World Fantasy Award-Eligible Stories from BCS

This is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards, and what WFA category they fit in (WFA short fiction categories are different than those for Hugos & Nebulas).

Short Fiction (up to 10,000 words):

Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions,” M. Bennardo (BCS #240)

The Mouth of the Oyster,” Adam-Troy Castro & Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (BCS #239)

Woe and Other Remedies,” Michael Anthony Ashley (BCS #239)

The Şiret Mask,” Marie Brennan (BCS #238) (2017 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

His Wife and Serpent Mistress,” Gillian Daniels (BCS #238)

The Influence of the Iron Range,” Marissa Lingen (BCS #237)

Forgive Us Our Trespasses,” Bennett North (BCS #237)

Every Black Tree,” Natalia Theodoridou (BCS #236)

 

On the Road to the Hell of Hungry Ghosts,” Richard Parks (BCS #235) (2017 Locus Recommended Reading List)

The Fisherman and the Pig,” Kameron Hurley (BCS #235) (first published by the author as a Patreon reward, Jan. 2017)

The Fall of the Mundaneum,” Rebecca Campbell (BCS #235)

Dire Wolf,” Michael J. DeLuca (BCS #234)

 

Corpus Grace,” William Broom (BCS #234)

Across Pack Ice, a Fire,” Marissa Lingen (BCS #233)

Gallows Girl,” Mel Kassel (BCS #233)

Red Bark and Ambergris,” Kate Marshall (BCS #232)

 

No Pearls as Blue as These,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew (BCS #232)

The Broken Karwaneer,” Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis (BCS #231)

Rivers Run Free,” Charles Payseur (BCS #230)

Of Letters They Are Made,” Jonathan Edelstein (BCS #228)

 

A Late Quintessence,” Justin Howe (BCS #228)

After Burning,” Wren Wallis (BCS #227)

Two Bodies in Basting Stitch,” Allison Jamieson-Lucy (BCS #227)

In Memory of Jianhong, Snake-Devil,” Richard Parks (BCS #226) (2017 Locus Recommended Reading List)

 

Whatever Knight Comes,” Ryan Row (BCS #226)

Carnival Nine,” Caroline M. Yoachim (BCS #225) (selected for Best SF&F of the Year) (2017 Locus Recommended Reading List)

A Place to Grow,” A.T. Greenblatt (BCS #225)

That Lingering Sweetness,” Tony Pi (BCS #224)

 

A Marvelous Deal,” Kate Dollarhyde (BCS #224)

I Have Been Drowned in Rain,” Carrie Vaughn (BCS #223) (2017 Locus Recommended Reading List)

When We Go,” Evan Dicken (BCS #223)

The Shark God’s Child,” Jonathan Edelstein (BCS #222)

 

Nightshade,” J.W. Halicks (BCS #222)

In the Shade of the Pixie Tree,” Rodello Santos (BCS #221)

Crescendo,” J.S. Veter (BCS #221)

Suddenwall,” Sara Saab (BCS #220)

 

Ghosts of Amarana,” Kurt Hunt (BCS #220)

The Last Dinosaur Rider of Benessa County,” Jeremy Sim (BCS #219)

Out of the Woods,” Marissa Lingen (BCS #218)

Men of the Ashen Morrow,” Margaret Killjoy (BCS #218)

 

Proteus Lost,” Tony Pi (BCS #217)

Requiem for the Unchained,” Cae Hawksmoor (BCS #217)

Wooden Boxes Lined with the Tongues of Doves,” Claire Humphrey (BCS #216)

Think Of Winter,” Eleanna Castroianni (BCS #216)

 

Trette’s Bones,” Grace Seybold from BCS #241)

Forever Night,” Dana Beehr from BCS #241)

And the Village Breathes,” Emily B. Cataneo (BCS #236)

Grassland,” T. S. McAdams (BCS #235)

 

Ora et Labora,” Theodore McCombs (BCS #229)

Gravity’s Exile,” Grace Seybold (BCS #219)

 

Novella:

The Wind’s Departure,” Stephen Case from BCS #240)

Deathspeaker,” Stephen Case (BCS #231)

A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power,” Rose Lemberg (BCS #229 & #230)

 

Thank you for considering our stories!

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