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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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Slush Update, 06/11/20
Posted in: Slush Updates, Uncategorized by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 11, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 11 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, 05/26/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before March 18, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Mar. 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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World Fantasy Award Nominations Close May 31
Posted in: Awards Info by Scott H. Andrews

Nominations for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards close next week, Sunday May 31. The WFAs are a juried award, but two of the five finalists in each category are chosen by open nominations. In the past three years, BCS has been a finalist for nine WFAs and won the 2013 WFA for Short Fiction.

For readers interested in nominating, here are details on how to do it, links to several of our best-reviewed stories of the year, and a full list of all eligible BCS stories and which World Fantasy Award category they fit in. (WFA short fiction categories are different than those for Hugos & Nebulas.)

Are You Eligible to Nominate?
If you were a member of World Fantasy Con last year (2019, Los Angeles) or the year before (2018, Baltimore) or are a member this year (2020, Salt Lake City), you are eligible to nominate.

Deadline to Nominate:
Voting closes MAY 31, 2020.

How to Nominate:
The WFA Nominations page of the WFC 2020 website has a link to a PDF ballot that can be submitted by paper mail or by email to rturner@arctera.com.

Attendees of recent World Fantasy conventions may have received an email with information and these links.

What BCS Stories are Eligible:
Everything published in 2019, which is BCS #268 through BCS #293, inclusive.

Here are a few of our best-reviewed stories of 2019 and which WFA category they fit in. For a list of all eligible BCS stories and their categories, see the bottom of this post.

Short Fiction (pieces up to 10,000 words):

Fury at the Crossroads,” Troy L. Wiggins (BCS #276, 04/25/19) (also an Audio Podcast)

Do Not Look Back, My Lion,” Alix E. Harrow (BCS #270, 01/31/19)

The Blighted Godling of Company Town H,” Beth Cato (BCS #268, 01/03/19) (also an Audio Podcast)

 

Novella (pieces longer than 10,000 words):

Portrait Of The Artist,” K.J. Parker (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

For more information on the WFA categories, see this old WFC page. If you’re interested in other eligible short fiction, we recommend our authors’ stories in other magazines, like the ones listed in our BCS Authors Elsewhere posts.

Thanks very much for considering our stories!

 

All World Fantasy Award-Eligible Stories from BCS

This is the full list of all BCS stories that are eligible for the World Fantasy Awards, and what WFA category they fit in (WFA short fiction categories are different than those for Hugos & Nebulas).

Short Fiction (up to 10,000 words):

The Only Way Out is Through,” Setsu Uzumé (BCS #293, 12/19/19)

Nameless in the Winged Court,” Rowenna Miller (BCS #292, 12/05/19)

The Petals of the Godflower,” Kyle Kirrin (BCS #292, 12/05/19)

Swimming Apart,” R.Z. Held (BCS #291, 11/21/19)

 

The Gods Come to Sredna,” T.S. McAdams (BCS #290, 11/07/19)

The Two Sides of Home,” Timothy Mudie (BCS #290, 11/07/19)

The Butcher, the Baker,” Mike Allen (BCS #289, 10/ 24/19)

The Edges of the World,” Grace Seybold (BCS #288, 10/ 10/19)

 

Under Their Wings, These Starving Ghosts,” Grace Yang (BCS #288, 10/ 10/19)

Sankalpa,” Marie Brennan (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

One Found in a World of the Lost,” Shweta Adhyam (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

The Silent Flowers of the Magician’s Garden,” Eleanna Castroianni (BCS #286, 09/12/19)

 

Witch’s Road,” Christian K. Martinez (BCS #286, 09/12/19)

A Song for the Leadwood Tree,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #285, 08/29/19)

The Sweetest Fruit of Summer,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #285, 08/29/19)

The Mirror Dialogues,” Jason S. Ridler (BCS #284, 08/15/19)

 

Elegy of a Lanthornist,” M.E. Bronstein (BCS #284, 08/15/19)

That August Song,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew (BCS #283, 08/01/19)

Faêl,” Tobi Ogundiran (BCS #282, 07/18/19)

What the River Brings, and What It Takes Away,” Natalia Theodoridou (BCS #281, 07/04/19)

 

Black, Like Earth,” Jordyn Blanson (BCS #280, 06/20/19)

Revival,” Lisa M. Bradley (BCS #279, 06/06/19)

The Two-Bullet War,” Karen Osborne (BCS #278, 05/ 23/19)

The Bone Flute Quartet,” K.J. Kabza (BCS #277, 05/ 09/19)

 

Fury at the Crossroads,” Troy L. Wiggins (BCS #276, 04/25/19)

Hangdog,” Dayna K. Smith (BCS #276, 04/25/19)

Boiled Bones and Black Eggs,” Nghi Vo (BCS #275, 04/11/19)

The Red Honey Witch,” Jessica Paddock (BCS #275, 04/11/19)

 

Undercurrents,” Charles Payseur (BCS #274, 03/28/19)

New Horizons,” Alexander Stanmyer (BCS #273, 03/14/19)

When Sirens Sing of Roses and of Delegated Power,” Nin Harris (BCS #272, 02/28/19)

The Boy Who Loved Drowning,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #272, 02/28/19)

 

Adrianna in Pomegranate,” Samantha Mills (BCS #271, 02/14/19)

To Stab with a Rose, to Love with a Knife,” Natalia Theodoridou (BCS #270, 01/31/19)

Do Not Look Back, My Lion,” Alix E. Harrow (BCS #270, 01/31/19)

The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum,” Marissa Lingen (BCS #269, 01/17/19)

 

La Orpheline,” Jordan Taylor (BCS #269, 01/17/19)

The Blighted Godling of Company Town H,” Beth Cato (BCS #268, 01/03/19)

The Beast Weeps with One Eye,” Morgan Al-Moor (BCS #268, 01/03/19)

Scapegoat,” Holly Messinger (BCS #293, 12/19/19)

 

The Witch of the Will,” Aaron Perry (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

The Iron Eels,” Jeremy A. TeGrotenhuis (BCS #283, 08/01/19)

Gert of the Hundred,” L.S. Johnson (BCS #282, 07/18/19)

Across the Bough Bridge,” Mackenzie Kincaid (BCS #281, 07/04/19)

 

A Handful of Sky,” Elly Bangs (BCS #280, 06/20/19)

Silver Springs,” T.R. North (BCS #279, 06/06/19)

Abacus of Ether,” Stephen Case (BCS #278, 05/ 23/19)

The Thirty-Eight-Hundred Bone Coat,” R.K. Duncan (BCS #277, 05/ 09/19)

 

I Am Destiny,” Emily McIntyre (BCS #274, 03/28/19)

Through the Doorways, Whiskey Chile,” S.H. Mansouri (BCS #273, 03/14/19)

Blood, Bone, Seed, Spark,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #271, 02/14/19)

 

Novella (pieces longer than 10,000 words):

The Forge,” Andrew Dykstal (BCS #291, 11/21/19)

The Star Plague,” Rich Larson (BCS #289, 10/ 24/19)

Portrait Of The Artist,” K.J. Parker (BCS #287 Eleventh Anniversary Double-Issue, 09/26/19)

Thank you for considering our stories!

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Slush Update, 05/08/20
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before February 18, 2020 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Feb. 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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“Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow a Finalist for the Hugo Award
Posted in: Awards and Accolades by Scott H. Andrews

Do Not Look Back, My Lion” by Alix E. Harrow, in BCS #270, has been voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

Congratulations, Alix! “Do Not Look Back, My Lion” is a great story of life, family, duty, and parenthood, in a rich fantasy setting.

It is joined on the Hugo ballot by work by a bunch of BCS authors, in categories ranging from Best Novel to Best Novelette to Best Editor, Short Form and Best Fanzine. Congratulations to Caroline for “Carnival Nine” and all the other BCS authors and other finalists.

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BCS Authors Elsewhere – Hugo Award Finalists Hurley, Clark, Pinsker, Yoachim, Carroll, Wilde, Finlay, Payseur
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to Alix E. Harrow’s “Do Not Look Back, My Lion” from BCS #270 voted a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story, a bunch of BCS authors had other works voted finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards, in a fantastic variety of categories!

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella

Congratulations, all!

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