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Slush Update, 01/20/22
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before November 23, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Nov. 23 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page or send an email to “query” at the magazine’s domain name, telling us the story’s title and the email address from which you submitted it.

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; almost always within 48 hours of you sending your query. Thanks very much.

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Slush Update, 01/03/22
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before November 10, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Nov. 10 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page or send an email to “query” at the magazine’s domain name, telling us the story’s title and the email address from which you submitted it.

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; almost always within 48 hours of you sending your query. Thanks very much.

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Slush Update, 12/29/21
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before October 21, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Oct. 21 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page or send an email to “query” at the magazine’s domain name, telling us the story’s title and the email address from which you submitted it.

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; almost always within 48 hours of you sending your query. Thanks very much.

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Slush Update, 12/25/21
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before October 12, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Oct. 12 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page or send an email to “query” at the magazine’s domain name, telling us the story’s title and the email address from which you submitted it.

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; almost always within 48 hours of you sending your query. Thanks very much.

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2022 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 2021 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 2021, which is BCS #320 through BCS #345, inclusive.

Here are a couple of our best-reviewed pieces of 2021 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:

Her Black Coal Heart a Diamond in My Hand,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #322, 01/28/21)

The Captain and the Quartermaster,” C.L. Clark (BCS #326, 03/25/21)

A Stranger Goes Ashore,” Adam R. Shannon (BCS #328, 04/22/21)

The Woods Echo Back,” Tania Fordwalker (BCS #331, 06/03/21)

A Flower Cannot Love the Hand,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #332, 06/17/21)

In Case You’re the One to Devour a Star,” Tamara Jerée (BCS #339, 09/23/21)

 

Best Novelette:

Every Breath A Question, Every Heartbeat an Answer,” Cat Rambo (BCS #327, 04/08/21)

Song So Pure and Cruel,” March McCarron (BCS #340, Thirteenth Anniversary Double-Issue, 10/14/21)

 

Best Novella:

A Theatre,” Thomas M. Waldroon (BCS #336, 08/12/21)

For information on Hugo nominating, look for a Hugo Awards page on the website of the 2022 Worldcon, Chicon 8. 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 2021, and what official category they are in. Thanks very much for considering our authors and their fiction!

Best Short Story:

As Tight as Any Knot,” M.A. Carrick (BCS #320, 01/01/21)

Colombina,” Jelena Dunato (BCS #320, 01/01/21)

Daughters With Bloody Teeth,” Marika Bailey (BCS #321, 01/14/21)

The Guadalupe Witch,” Josh Rountree (BCS #322, 01/28/21)

 

Her Black Coal Heart a Diamond in My Hand,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #322, 01/28/21)

When Your Being Here is Gentler Than Your Absence Hard,” Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko (BCS #323, 02/11/21)

Rose Kissed Me Today,” Cori Hull (BCS #323, 02/11/21)

Dead at the Feet of a God,” Izzy Wasserstein (BCS #325, 03/11/21)

 

Parchment Sky,” Stephen Case (BCS #325, 03/11/21)

The Captain and the Quartermaster,” C.L. Clark (BCS #326, 03/25/21)

The Colors of Sand,” Anna Winterstein (BCS #326, 03/25/21)

A Stranger Goes Ashore,” Adam R. Shannon (BCS #328, 04/22/21)

Oak Apple Night,” Marie Brennan (BCS #329, 05/06/21)

 

Hassan the Executioner Walks Out of Jawasar for the Last Time,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #330, 05/20/21)

To Crack the World,” Kurt Hunt (BCS #330, 05/20/21)

The Woods Echo Back,” Tania Fordwalker (BCS #331, 06/03/21)

A Flower Cannot Love the Hand,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #332, 06/17/21)

 

My Mirror, My Opposite,” Y.M. Pang (BCS #332, 06/17/21)

Faithful Delirium,” Brent Lambert (BCS #335, 07/29/21)

For Rain Is To Wet and Fire To Burn,” Robert Minto (BCS #337, 08/26/21)

The Bonfire of the Unknown and the Foreign,” Abhijeet Sathe (BCS #337, 08/26/21)

 

The Shape of Wings and Feathers,” Jenny Rae Rappaport (BCS #338, 09/09/21)

Those Virtues, Those Poisons,” Martin Cahill (BCS #338, 09/09/21)

In Case You’re the One to Devour a Star,” Tamara Jerée (BCS #339, 09/23/21)

A Bird in the Window,” Kate Francia (BCS #339, 09/23/21)

 

Nemesis and the Sorcerer,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #340, Thirteenth Anniversary Double-Issue, 10/07/21)

The Last Days of Summer in the City of Olives,” Filip Hajdar Drnovšek Zorko (BCS #341, 10/21/21)

No Say,” Jonathan Louis Duckworth (BCS #342, 11/04/21)

The Black Rainbow,” Denzel Xavier Scott (BCS #342, 11/04/21)

 

Deep in the Gardener’s Barrow,” Tobi Ogundiran (BCS #343, 11/18/21)

The Source,” Mattias Carosella (BCS #343, 11/18/21)

The Fox’s Daughter,” Richard Parks (BCS #344, 12/02/21)

Fall to Rise,” David Tallerman (BCS #344, 12/02/21)

 

Best Novelette:

Bast and Her Young,” Tegan Moore (BCS #321, 01/14/21)

Quintessence,” Andrew Dykstal (BCS #324, 02/25/21)

Cleaning Up After the Blackout Boys,” Evan Marcroft (BCS #324, 02/25/21)

Every Breath A Question, Every Heartbeat an Answer,” Cat Rambo (BCS #327, 04/08/21)

 

Concerto for Winds and Resistance,” Cara Masten DiGirolamo (BCS #327, 04/08/21)

Traces,” A.E. Decker (BCS #328, 04/22/21)

The City of Kindness,” Jonathan Edelstein (BCS #329, 05/06/21)

Worth the Whistling,” Adriana C. Grigore (BCS #331, 06/03/21)

 

For the World’s More Full of Weeping,” Andrew Dykstal (BCS #333, 07/01/21)

The Witness Brûska Lai,” Aaron Perry (BCS #333, 07/01/21)

The Lingering Weight of Estrian Steel,” Rajan Khanna (BCS #334, 07/15/21)

A Land of Saints and Monsters,” Isabel Cañas (BCS #334, 07/15/21)

 

The God Skrae Eats Death,” Stephen Case (BCS #335, 07/29/21)

What the Wind Saw,” Evey Brett (BCS #336, 08/12/21)

The Burning Girl,” Carrie Vaughn (BCS #340, Thirteenth Anniversary Double-Issue, 10/14/21)

Stronger,” K.J. Parker (BCS #340, Thirteenth Anniversary Double-Issue, 10/07/21)

 

Song So Pure and Cruel,” March McCarron (BCS #340, Thirteenth Anniversary Double-Issue, 10/14/21)

Letters from a Travelling Man,” W.J. Tattersdill (BCS #345, 12/16/21)

The Age of Swirling Mist,” J.F. Gleeson (BCS #345, 12/16/21)

 

Best Novella:

A Theatre,” Thomas M. Waldroon (BCS #336, 08/12/21)

A Manslaughter of Crows,” Chris Willrich (BCS #341, 10/21/21)

 

Thanks very much for considering us and our stories!

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Slush Update, 12/21/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before September 29, 2021 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.

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, 12/07/21
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before September 22, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Sept. 22 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, 12/01/21
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before September 13, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Sept. 13 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, 11/28/21
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All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before August 31, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Aug. 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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