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Five-Time Hugo Award Finalist for Best Semiprozine
Slush Update, 04/19/17

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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Mar. 24, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before March 24 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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BCS Authors Elsewhere: Aurealis Awards Finalists and Winner

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

The 2016 Aurealis Awards, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, included other works by a number of BCS authors named finalists and winner. Congratulations to:

  • Jason Fischer (“Defy the Grey Kings” in BCS #180): Finalist, BEST FANTASY NOVELLA
  • Ian McHugh (“Demons Enough” in BCS #185, “Cold, Cold War” in BCS #123, among others): Finalist, BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY 

  • Alan Baxter: Finalist, BEST COLLECTION 

Past BCS authors and stories recognized by the Aurealis Awards include “Defy the Grey Kings” by Jason Fischer from BCS #180, winner of Best Fantasy Novella last year, “Father’s Kill” by Christopher Green, from BCS #24 and podcast BCS 022, winner of Best Fantasy Short Story in 2009. Multiple-time BCS author Ian McHugh has had several pieces named finalist, including “Cold, Cold War” from BCS #123.


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“The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek” by Catherynne M. Valente a Finalist for Eugie Foster Award

Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery” by Catherynne M. Valente from BCS #200 is a finalist for the 2017 Eugie Foster Memorial Award!

The award honors the late Eugie Foster, editor and Nebula-winning short fiction writer. Other finalists include BCS author Suzanne Palmer (“Moogh and the Great Trench Kraken” in BCS #181 and podcast BCS 158).

Congratulations, all!


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BCS #223 – Vaughn, Dicken, Vaughn Podcast, Willrich Archives

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #223 is out today, featuring stories of quests both external and internal.

Carrie Vaughn (“Sun, Stone, Spear” in BCS #169 and podcast BCS 146) returns to BCS with “I Have Been Drowned in Rain,” the climax of a group quest where interpersonal conflict unearths secrets.

Evan Dicken (“The Uncarved Heart” in BCS #212 and podcast BCS 186) offers “When We Go,” a solo quest with eternal stakes and equally personal secrets.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 194: I Have Been Drowned in Rain, the Carrie Vaughn story of quest conflict. It’s guest-narrated by Setsu Uzume, who narrated BCS 180: The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles by Rachael K. Jones.

From the Archives with BCS #223 is “How the Wicker Knight Would Not Move” by Chris Willrich, from BCS #99 and podcast BCS 085, a tale of group quest and personal conflict not unlike “I Have Been Drowned in Rain.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for early spring in the Northern Hemisphere: “Pillars of the Gods” by Ward Lindhout.


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Slush Update, 04/12/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Mar. 9, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before March 16 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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BCS Authors Elsewhere: Hugo Finalists!

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors had other works named finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards!

Congratulations, all!


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BCS a 2017 Hugo Award Finalist!

Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

The 2017 Hugo Award nominees were announced yesterday, and BCS is again a finalist for Best Semiprozine!

Thanks very much to all who found us worthy! We are honored to be a Hugo finalist for the fifth time, in our ninth year and as we near our 500th story, because this honor is for the whole magazine; all our authors and fiction.

Thank you very much to everyone who helped this year keep BCS what it has become, especially Editorial Assistants Nicole Lavigne and Kerstin Hall, all our authors and artists, our guest podcast narrators, our ebook subscribers, and every one of our readers and fans.


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BCS #222 – Edelstein, Halicks, Podcast, Barnett Archives

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BCS #222 is out today, featuring stories of family and strife.

Jonathan Edelstein (“Abere and the Poisoner” in BCS #208 and podcast BCS 182) returns to BCS with “The Shark God’s Child,” a time-spanning tale of family set in an archipelago of living islands. J.W. Halicks offers “Nightshade,” a tale of midnight stirrings and family passage.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 193: Nightshade, the J.W. Halicks story of midnight stirrings and family.

From the Archives with BCS #222 is “The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen” by Barbara A. Barnett,  from BCS #124 and podcast BCS 107, a tale of family and passage not unlike “Nightshade.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for early spring in the Northern Hemisphere: “Pillars of the Gods” by Ward Lindhout.


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Slush Update, 03/28/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before Feb. 16, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before February 16 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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