Six stories from BCS made the 2012 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top trade and review magazine in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Jonathan Strahan, Lois Tilton, Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, Ellen Datlow, and others.
The BCS stories named to the list:
- “The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/29/12)
- “The Castle That Jack Built,” Emily Gilman (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/26/12)
- “Scry,” Anne Ivy (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/8/12)
- “Unsilenced,” Karalynn Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/12)
- “In the Palace of the Jade Lion,” Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/26/12)
- “Sinking Among Lilies,” Cory Skerry (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/5/12)
With these six stories, BCS was second-highest among all online magazines in number of stories named to the list.
Locus also has a page collecting links to all of the fiction on the Recommended List that is available online (including of course these BCS stories). It includes many BCS authors with work elsewhere and many other fine online magazines, so check it out.