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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Valente, Larson, Cato, Tobler, Dollarhyde

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

Several BCS authors had well-reviewed pieces appear in magazines new and old last spring:

Congratulations, all!


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BCS #231 – Case, TeGrotenhuis, Beaulieu Archives, New Cover Art

Posted in: Cover Art, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #231 is out today, featuring stories of protagonists questing against oppressive forces.

Stephen Case (“The Aeroliths” in BCS #212, “The Wizard’s House” in BCS #166, among many others) returns to BCS and the world of “Read This Quickly, For You Will Only Have a Moment...” from BCS #81 with “Deathspeaker,” in which a scholar advising a new monarch against a terrifying threat must leave her and seek answers elsewhere.

Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis offers “The Broken Karwaneer,” a story of a fighter protagonist battling internal foes as she pursues external ones.

From the Archives with BCS #231 is “From the Spices of Sanandira” by Bradley P. Beaulieu, in BCS #70 and #71, a novelette that was the inspiration for his current hardcover novel series Song of Shattered Sands.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast is on a brief hiatus. In the meantime, peruse our episodes from earlier this year, including our five-hour audio novella BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, guest-narrated by podcast and audiobook narrator, writer, and poet C.S.E. Cooney.

All behind new cover art for late summer in the Northern Hemisphere: “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer.


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New Cover Art: “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer

Posted in: Cover Art by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #231 this week, featuring stories by Stephen Case and Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis, our new cover art for spring will be “Bird House” by Jordan Grimmer:


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Slush Update, 07/27/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

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

If you sent a submission on or before June 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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BCS & Authors World Fantasy Award Finalists

Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

BCS is recognized again among the World Fantasy Award finalists, this year with one finalist, your humble Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, me (Scott H. Andrews), the fifth time named a finalist for Special Award–Non-Professional.

And several BCS authors are finalists for other work:

  • Tina Connolly (“One Ear Back” in BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084, among others) for Best Collection (a volume that includes several of her BCS stories)

Congratulations, all! And thanks very much to all who found the magazine and my work on it worthy.


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BCS #230 – Lemberg Pt. II, Payseur, Podcast

Posted in: New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #230 is out today, featuring Pt. II of a unique novella, and a new story and guest-narrated podcast.

Rose Lemberg (“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) offers Pt. II of their novella “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power,” set in the same Birdverse world of their other BCS stories, concluded from Pt. I in BCS #229.

(A five-hour audio podcast version of the full novella is available as BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, guest-narrated by C.S.E. Cooney.)

Charles Payseur offers “Rivers Run Free,” a tale of anthropomorphic river beings struggling against authoritarian oppression.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 201: Rivers Run Free, the Charles Payseur story of fleeing authoritarianism, guest-narrated by David Thompson (“Blessed are Those Who Have Seen and Do Not Believe” in BCS #191 and podcast BCS 165) of Podcastle.

From the Archives with BCS #230 is “Breathing Sunshine” by Garth Upshaw, from BCS #64 and podcast BCS 056, a tale of questing through harsh lands not unlike “Rivers Run Free.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for early summer for our Northern Hemisphere readers: “Monument” by Jeff Brown.


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BCS #229 – Lemberg, McCombs, Five-Hour Lemberg Podcast

Posted in: BCS Podcasts, New Issues by Scott H. Andrews

BCS #229 is out today, featuring an insightful story, a unique novella, and a five-hour podcast in celebration of the 200th episode of the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast!

Rose Lemberg (“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) returns to BCS with a full-length novella set in the same Birdverse world of their other BCS stories. “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, Pt. I” is in BCS #229, to be concluded by Pt. II in BCS #230 in two weeks. (Both parts/both issues are available now as ebooks.)

Theodore McCombs offers “Ora et Labora,” a tale of a young protagonist struggling with life in a monastery of magic and mathematics.

The BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episode is BCS 200: A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, a special five-hour reading of the entire Rose Lemberg novella. It’s guest narrated by podcast and audiobook narrator, writer and poet C.S.E. Cooney.

From the Archives with BCS #229 is “Boat in Shadows, Crossing” by Tori Truslow, from BCS #113 and podcast BCS 100, a finalist for the Parsec Awards. It’s similarly lyrical and relationship-focused as “A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power.”

All behind a new crop of our cover art for early summer for our Northern Hemisphere readers: “Monument” by Jeff Brown.


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Slush Update, 06/29/17

Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 18, 2017 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 18 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 Authors Elsewhere: Yoon Ha Lee Wins Locus Award

Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

The Locus Awards, voted by readers of Locus magazine in their reader poll, were awarded last weekend, and BCS author Yoon Ha Lee won in the category First Novel, for Ninefox Gambit.

Congratulations! Yoon’s short fiction first appeared in BCS in Issue #2, the first of many, including several stories in our science-fantasy special issues, such as “Foxfire, Foxfire” from BCS #194 Science-Fantasy Month 3 and podcast BCS 168, which was a finalist for the Locus Award in the category Novelette.

And congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!


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