Our Reader Poll last year for a story to go into The Best of BCS Year Two was so much fun that we’re doing it again this year!

In this poll, readers and fans will get to pick a story for inclusion in the upcoming Best of BCS, Year Three anthology.

How It Works:  Voting will be in two rounds–this first round here in this post, where you can vote for five stories out of all 28 eligible stories, and a second round run-off between the five stories that get the most first-round votes.

To vote in the first round: Post a comment in this thread, listing your favorite five stories from the third year of BCS. (That’s Issue #53 through Issue #78. A full list of the stories is in this post below the More tag). First-round voting is now closed.

Second-round voting, between the five finalist stories, is now open on the BCS Facebook ‘Like’ page, in this this poll question on the BCS Facebook page.

Voting for the second round ends this Fri., Aug 10, at midnight Pacific Time

Good luck!  Feel free to tweet or Facebook or blog this poll, so we get as many reader’s opinions as we can. (You can use the Facebook ‘like’ button at the bottom of the post to send the link straight to your Facebook page.)

Eligible  Stories for Best of BCS, Year Three Reader Poll:

Tony Pi, The Curse of Chimère
Sarah L. Edwards, The Girl Who Tasted the Sea
Peter Kovic, A Bounty Split Three Ways
David G. Blake, Transitions of Truth and Tears

Fox McGeever, Lession’s Tower
Anne Cross, The Popinjay’s Daughter
Megan Arkenberg, The Summer King
Marie Brennan, Two Pretenders

Camille Alexa, Over a Narrow Sea
Corie Ralston, Mamafield
Jesse Bullington, The Adventures of Ernst, Who Began a Man, Became a Cyclops, and Finished a Hero

Cat Rambo, Love, Resurrected
Heather Fawcett, The Fairy Gaol
Greg Linklater, Memories of Her
Jason S. Ridler, Buzzard’s Final Bow

Wendy N. Wagner, Cold Iron and Green Vines
Therese Arkenberg, The Godslayer’s Wife
Bradley P. Beaulieu, From the Spices of Sanandira
Rosamund Hodge, And Her Eyes Sewn Shut with Unicorn Hair

Erin Hoffman, Sightwolf
Joe L. Murr, The Moral Education of a Mad Bastard
Marko Kloos, Ink and Blood
Ferrett Steinmetz, My Father’s Wounds

Michael John Grist, Bone Diamond
Marissa Lingen, The Witch’s Second
Heather Clitheroe, Gone Sleeping
Kristina C. Mottla, The Magick

(Stories that aren’t listed are either already in the anthology or are by an author who has another story in the poll or the anthology.)

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