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Slush Update, 09/21/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before July 16, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before July 16 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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First R.B. Lemberg Four Profound Weaves Book Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In conjunction with the release of BCS author R.B. Lemberg’s new book The Four Profound Weaves, out Sep. 1 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

The Four Profound Weaves is set in R.B.’s lushly imagined and culturally rich fantasy world Birdverse. BCS readers may know Birdverse from the five BCS novelettes and novellas set there, including “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175, which was a finalist for the Nebula Awards. 

The Four Profound Weaves is a brand-new novella of Birdverse, featuring one of the characters from “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” It’s published by Tachycon Publications in digital and as a trade paperback with this lovely cover.

One giveaway is on the BCS website in this post. (The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Wed. Sep. 2.)

To enter the giveaway that’s in this very post, comment on this post (here) and tell us what your favorite R.B. Lemberg piece of short fiction is. Whether a Birdverse story or one of their other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the copy of The Four Profound Weaves. This giveaway is now closed ends Wed. Sep. 9. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are R.B.’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by them in other venues:

“To Balance the Weight of Khalem” in BCS #300

“A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power” in BCS #229 and podcast BCS 200

“The Book of How to Live” in BCS #209

“Geometries of Belonging” in BCS #183

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175

“Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80

Good luck!

Full rules for the R.B. Lemberg The Four Profound Weaves giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Four Profound Weaves Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

Your comment must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Sep. 9, 2020. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Entrants will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of The Four Profound Weaves, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book to the winner.

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.

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Second R.B. Lemberg Four Profound Weaves Book Giveaway, on Twitter Sep. 2
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In honor of the release of BCS author R.B. Lemberg’s new book The Four Profound Weaves, Sep. 1 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

The Four Profound Weaves is set in R.B.’s lushly imagined and culturally rich fantasy world Birdverse. BCS readers may know Birdverse from the five BCS novelettes and novellas set there, including “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175, which was a finalist for the Nebula Awards. 

The Four Profound Weaves is a brand-new novella of Birdverse, featuring one of the characters from “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” It’s published by Tachycon Publications in digital and as a trade paperback with this lovely cover.

One giveaway will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. (The other is on the BCS website in a News post, here.)

The Twitter giveaway for the copy of The Four Profound Weaves will take place Wed. Sep. 2 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 R.B. Lemberg short story is. Whether a Birdverse story or one of their many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are R.B.’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by them in other venues:

“To Balance the Weight of Khalem” in BCS #300

“A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power” in BCS #229 and podcast BCS 200

“The Book of How to Live” in BCS #209

“Geometries of Belonging” in BCS #183

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in BCS #175

“Held Close in Syllables of Light” in BCS #80

Good luck!

Full rules for the R.B. Lemberg The Four Profound Weaves 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 authored by R.B. Lemberg. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by R.B. Lemberg will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Sep. 2, 2020. 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 winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of The Four Profound Weaves, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book 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.

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, 08/06/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before June 14, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before June 14 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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Second Marie Brennan Driftwood Book Giveaway, on Twitter Aug. 5
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In honor of the release of BCS author Marie Brennan’s new book Driftwood, Aug. 14 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

BCS readers may know the Driftwood world from the three BCS short stories set there:“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104, “Remembering Light” in BCS #44, “Driftwood” in BCS #14.

Driftwood is made up of shattered fragments of other worlds, and the new book Driftwood, as Marie explains on her website, appropriately combines all the existing Driftwood short fiction, embedded in and given context by a frame story, plus a brand-new novelette to flesh it out.

One giveaway will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. (The other is on the BCS website in a News post, here.)

The Twitter giveaway for the copy of Driftwood will take place Wed. Aug 5 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 Marie Brennan short story is. Whether a Driftwood story or one of her many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are many of Marie’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by her in other venues:

“Sankalpa” in BCS #287 and podcast BCS 246

“The Şiret Mask” in BCS #238 and podcast BCS 206

“To Rise No More” in BCS #207 and podcast BCS 181

“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089

“Dancing the Warrior” in BCS #66

 

“Two Pretenders” in BCS #60 and podcast BCS 052

“And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044

“Remembering Light” in BCS #44 and podcast BCS 040

“Driftwood” in BCS #14 and podcast BCS 013

“Kingspeaker” in BCS #3

Good luck!

Full rules for the Marie Brennan Driftwood 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 authored by Marie Brennan. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Aug. 5, 2020. 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 winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of Driftwood, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book 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.

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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First Marie Brennan Driftwood Book Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

In honor of the release of BCS author Marie Brennan’s new book Driftwood, Aug. 14 from Tachyon Publications, BCS is giving away two copies.

BCS readers may know the Driftwood world from the three BCS short stories set there:“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104, “Remembering Light” in BCS #44, “Driftwood” in BCS #14.

Driftwood is made up of shattered fragments of other worlds, and the new book Driftwood, as Marie explains on her website, appropriately combines all the existing Driftwood short fiction, embedded in and given context by a frame story, plus a brand-new novelette to flesh it out.

One giveaway is on the BCS website in this post. (The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Wed. Aug. 5; details here.)

To enter the giveaway that’s in this very post, comment on this post (here) and tell us what your favorite Marie Brennan short story is. Whether a Driftwood story or one of her many other stories; whether published in BCS or elsewhere.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for the signed copy of Driftwood. This giveaway ends Wed. Aug. 12 IS NOW CLOSED. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are many of Marie’s stories in BCS, and you can peruse our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts for work by her in other venues:

“Sankalpa” in BCS #287 and podcast BCS 246

“The Şiret Mask” in BCS #238 and podcast BCS 206

“To Rise No More” in BCS #207 and podcast BCS 181

“The Ascent of Unreason” in BCS #104 and podcast BCS 089

“Dancing the Warrior” in BCS #66

 

“Two Pretenders” in BCS #60 and podcast BCS 052

“And Blow Them at the Moon” in BCS #50 and podcast BCS 044

“Remembering Light” in BCS #44 and podcast BCS 040

“Driftwood” in BCS #14 and podcast BCS 013

“Kingspeaker” in BCS #3

Good luck!

Full rules for the Marie Brennan Driftwood giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this Driftwood Giveaway post. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.

Your comment must mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction authored by Marie Brennan will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Aug. 12, 2020. Any comments posted after that will not be eligible.

Entrants will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.

BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The winner will receive either a paper copy or digital ebook copy of Driftwood, at the sole choice of BCS. Tachyon Publications will send the book to the winner.

You must use a valid email address when you submit your comment (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).

Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you leave more than one eligible comment).

BCS is not responsible for comments that get lost or caught in our spam filtering or don’t show up in our system, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. 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, 07/29/20
Posted in: Slush Updates, Uncategorized by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 24, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 24 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, 07/17/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 12, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 12 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, 07/13/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 28, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 28 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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