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New Cover Art: “Kodran Migrant Fleet,” by Tyler Edlin

Posted in: Cover Art, Forthcoming by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #179 next week, which features Therese Arkenberg and Kendra Leigh Speedling, and the BCS #179 ebook already out early right now on Kindle and Weightless Books, our new cover art for Late Summer will be “Kodran Migrant Fleet,” by Tyler Edlin:

"Kodran Migrant Fleet" by Tyler Edlin


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Best American SF&F 2015

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Two BCS authors have placed stories in the inaugural volume of an exciting new anthology series: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015.

This 2015 volume was edited by Joe Hill, and the series, an addition to the long-running Best American anthology series that has annual volumes for mysteries, literary short stories, and other flavors of fiction is edited by John Joseph Adams. 

Congratulations!


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BCS #178 – Ordoñez, Sriduangkaew, Marshall Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #178 is out, featuring two stories of isolation and interaction among odd companions.

Raphael Ordoñez (“Day of the Dragonfly” in BCS #165, “At the Edge of the Sea” in BCS #144 and podcast BCS 125, among others) returns to BCS with “The Scale-Tree,” a tale of an odd family living in an odd city. Benjanun Sriduangkaew (“Golden Daughter, Stone Wife” in BCS #144 and podcast BCS 124, among others) offers “The Insurrectionist and the Empress Who Reigns Over Time,” a tale of a rebel in captivity and sinuous conflict with her adversary.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 155: Stone Prayers, Kate Marshall’s tale of the aftermath of war and motherhood from BCS #177.

Accompanying them From the Archives with BCS #178 is “A Spoonful of Salt” by Nicole M. Taylor from BCS #79, our Third Anniversary Double-Issue, another tale of odd family not unlike “The Scale-Tree.” All behind another crop of our new cover art: “Migration,” by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Tobler, Larson

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

More BCS authors with stories appearing in other magazines this month:

  • Rich Larson also in the July issue of Apex

Congratulations!


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Shirley Jackson Awards Finalists and Winner

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors were finalists for the Shirley Jackson Awards, given annually for literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

Siobhan Carroll (“The Year of Silent Birds” in BCS #138; “In the Gardens of the Night” in BCS #74) was a finalist in the Short Fiction category, and Mike Allen (“The Ivy-Smothered Palisade” in BCS #93) for Single-Author Collection.

And Helen Marshall (“Crossroads and Gateways” in BCS #151) won the award for Single-Author Collection for Gifts for the One Who Comes After, which contains that BCS story “Crossroads and Gateways.”

Congratulations, all!!


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BCS #177 – Yoachim, Marshall, Guest-Narrated Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #177 is out, featuring two stories of the aftermath and the familial cost of war.

Caroline M. Yoachim (“The Land of Empty Shells” in BCS #20) returns to BCS with “Seasons Set in Skin,” a tale of the aftermath of war and motherhood and otherworldly tattoos. Kate Marshall offers “Stone Prayers,” another tale of the aftermath of war and motherhood.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is BCS 154: Court Bindings by Karalynn Lee, her a short and lyrical piece about court intrigue and personal power from BCS #176. It’s guest-narrated by M.K. Hobson, a writer and prolific podcast narrator.

Accompanying them From the Archives with BCS #177 is “Our Fire, Given Freely” by Seth Dickinson, from BCS #145, a tale of war and its relationships, not unlike “Seasons Set in Skin” or “Stone Prayers.”All behind another crop of our new cover art: “Migration,” by Hugo Award-winning artist Julie Dillon.


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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Miller, Chronister, Lee

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Three BCS authors have stories in this month’s issue of Clarkesworld:

Congratulations!


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BCS at Readercon 2015

Posted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews

BCS returns to ReaderCon, in north Boston, again in 2015!

I am on two panels during the con, discussing magazines and secondary-world settings:

Friday, 2:00 PM: The Future of Speculative Magazines, Part 3, also including Leah Bobet of Ideomancer, Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld, and Ellen Datlow of countless countless anthologies. “At Readercon 20, there were two panels that looked at the future of magazines: Part 1: Print Magazines, and Part 2: Online Magazines. Six years later, we return to this issue to discover what worked, what didn’t, and what the near future might hold.”

Saturday, 12:00 PM: Our Panel of Experts..., also including BCS author Gwendolyn Clare (“Butterfly House” in BCS #157 and podcast BCS 137) and Bud Sparhawk. “Having trouble creating your world? Are there social complexities or changes in scientific laws that are confounding you? Bring your very specific questions about worldbuilding in your current project, and polymath scientists will do their best to answer.”

Lots of BCS authors are also scheduled to be present, including James Morrow, Gemma Files, John E.O. Stevens, Michael J. DeLuca, and Alex Dally MacFarlane.

I’ll have flyers featuring cover art by Juan Carlos Barquet and Jonas de Ro and Raphael Lacoste and postcards for Best of BCS Year Five and our new Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West. Feel free to drop by either panel or stop me in the halls!


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Slush Update, 07/02/15

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 13, 2015 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 13 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–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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