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Slush Update, 04/15/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before February 5, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Feb. 5 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, 04/08/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before January 27, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Jan. 27 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 to Switch to All-Print Publication
Posted in: About BCS by Scott H. Andrews

Starting with BCS #328 later this month, BCS will switch from online and ebook publication to all-print publication.

With the growing population of the short fiction readership that’s embracing the cost, convenience, and accessibility of print magazines, this change in format will place our authors’ great secondary-world fantasy stories in the hands of more readers worldwide than our website, podcast, and international ebook distribution are able to reach.

Each new issue of BCS will be available in print copy at your local newsstand, indie bookstore, and big-box chain bookstore. The BCS website will be taken down and replaced with a convenient web portal for ordering print copies of every back issue, from BCS #325 through BCS #1, delivered conveniently to your door in just 4-6 weeks.

Acquiring print publication rights to all 700+ stories previously published in BCS and forthcoming, which were contracted for electronic publication only, will require additional funding. Our Kickstarter to support paying our authors a pro rate for these print rights launches this afternoon. We have a stretch goal of providing BCS Audio Fiction Podcast episodes on cassette tapes, mailed conveniently to your door. Please consider supporting us! Thank you.

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First C.L. Clark The Unbroken Novel Giveaway
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

To celebrate the Mar. 23 release of the new military fantasy novel The Unbroken by C.L. Clark and the C.L. Clark short story “The Captain and the Quartermaster” in BCS #326, BCS is giving away two copies of The Unbroken.

The Unbroken and “The Captain and the Quartermaster” are both military fantasy, about characters in war and their struggles before and after they fight for their cause.

One giveaway for The Unbroken is on the BCS website in this very post. (The other will be on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, on Wed. Mar. 31.)

To enter the giveaway that’s in this very post, comment on this post (here) and tell us your favorite BCS story that’s military fantasy. However you choose to define it. By any author, in any issue of BCS.

Your comment will enter you in a random drawing for a copy of The Unbroken. This giveaway ends Wed. Apr. 7. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are some military fantasy stories from past issues of BCS:

The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” by Seth Dickinson, BCS #85 and podcast BCS 073

Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow, BCS #270

The Sniper and I” by Rich Larson, BCS #299 – Science-Fantasy Month 5 and podcast BCS 255

Silent, Still, and Cold” by Kris Dikeman, BCS #62 and podcast BCS 054

Love, Resurrected” by Cat Rambo, BCS #65 and podcast BCS 058

 

Suddenwall” by Sara Saab, BCS #220 and podcast BCS 191

A Circle of Steel and Bone” by R.K. Duncan, BCS #267

Letters of Fire” by Margaret Ronald, BCS #69

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson, BCS #200, Special Double-Issue and podcast BCS 176

 

Armistice Day” by Marissa Lingen, BCS #117 and podcast BCS 101

The Face in the Window” by Brian McClellan, BCS #140

The Transubstantiation” by Evan Dicken, BCS #310

Cold, Cold War” by Ian McHugh, BCS #123

 

The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes” by Siobhan Carroll, BCS #247

The Colors of Sand” by Anna Winterstein, BCS #326

The Proof of Bravery” by David Milstein, BCS #88

The Tragedy of Zayred the Splendid” by Grace Seybold, BCS #262, Tenth Anniversary Month Double-Issue II

 

New Horizons” by Alexander Stanmyer, BCS #273 and podcast BCS 234

The Iron Eels” by Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis, BCS #283

Blood Remembers” by Alec Austin, BCS #117

Atonement” by Alec Austin, BCS #140

Blood Reckonings” by Alec Austin, BCS #201

Good luck!

Full rules for the C.L. Clark The Unbroken giveaway:

You must leave your comment on this The Unbroken 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 that appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies magazine. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies magazine will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must post your comment before midnight PST on Wed. Apr. 7, 2021. 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 Unbroken, at the sole choice of BCS. Orbit Books 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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Second C.L. Clark The Unbroken Novel Giveaway, on Twitter Mar. 31
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

To celebrate the Mar. 23 release of the new military fantasy novel The Unbroken by C.L. Clark and the C.L. Clark short story “The Captain and the Quartermaster” in BCS #326, BCS is giving away two copies of The Unbroken.

The Unbroken and “The Captain and the Quartermaster” are both military fantasy, about characters in war and their struggles before and after they fight for their cause.

One giveaway for The Unbroken will take place on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine, Wed. Mar. 31. (The other is here on the BCS website in a post.)

The Twitter giveaway for the signed copy of The Unbroken will take place Wednesday March 31 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 BCS story that’s military fantasy. However you choose to define it. By any author, in any issue of BCS. (Full Rules are here, at the end of this post.)

To get you started, here are some military fantasy stories from past issues of BCS:

The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Her Field-General, and Their Wounds” by Seth Dickinson, BCS #85 and podcast BCS 073

Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow, BCS #270

The Sniper and I” by Rich Larson, BCS #299 – Science-Fantasy Month 5 and podcast BCS 255

Silent, Still, and Cold” by Kris Dikeman, BCS #62 and podcast BCS 054

Love, Resurrected” by Cat Rambo, BCS #65 and podcast BCS 058

 

Suddenwall” by Sara Saab, BCS #220 and podcast BCS 191

A Circle of Steel and Bone” by R.K. Duncan, BCS #267

Letters of Fire” by Margaret Ronald, BCS #69

Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson, BCS #200, Special Double-Issue and podcast BCS 176

 

Armistice Day” by Marissa Lingen, BCS #117 and podcast BCS 101

The Face in the Window” by Brian McClellan, BCS #140

The Transubstantiation” by Evan Dicken, BCS #310

Cold, Cold War” by Ian McHugh, BCS #123

 

The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes” by Siobhan Carroll, BCS #247

The Colors of Sand” by Anna Winterstein, BCS #326

The Proof of Bravery” by David Milstein, BCS #88

The Tragedy of Zayred the Splendid” by Grace Seybold, BCS #262, Tenth Anniversary Month Double-Issue II

 

New Horizons” by Alexander Stanmyer, BCS #273 and podcast BCS 234

The Iron Eels” by Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis, BCS #283

Blood Remembers” by Alec Austin, BCS #117

Atonement” by Alec Austin, BCS #140

Blood Reckonings” by Alec Austin, BCS #201

Good luck!

Full rules for the C.L. Clark The Unbroken 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.)

Your tweet must mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies magazine. Tweets that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies magazine will not enter you in the giveaway.

You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Wed. Mar. 31, 2021. 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 Unbroken, at the sole choice of BCS. Orbit Books 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, 03/24/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before January 22, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Jan. 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, 03/10/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before January 10, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Jan. 10 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, 03/04/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before December 31, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Dec. 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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Slush Update, 02/15/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before December 20, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Dec. 20 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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