As we posted, BCS has raised our pay rate to 6 cents/word, which is the new ‘pro’ rate set by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
We have received many emails from readers concerned about the impact this higher rate will have on BCS. Thank you for your concern! We do publish more stories than most all online magazines–55 full-length pieces in 2013, all originals. And we publish more longer stories than most all online magazines–14 novelettes in 2013, out of those 55 total.
This pay increase is an opportunity to remind our readers, authors, and fans that BCS is supported primarily by donations.
If you would like to join the BCS readers and fans who have made a donation to help us meet the cost of this pay rate increase, we would be delighted to have your support. Click here for donation information.
Because we are a non-profit organization, granted tax-exempt 501c3 status by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, donations are tax-deductible (consult a tax professional). We will proudly list your name on our Donors page (or keep your name anonymous, as you wish).
If you would like to buy our ebooks, that too is a great way to support us. Our BCS anthologies are available on Kindle, B&N Nook, Kobo, and at Weightless Books. Our single issues are available on Kindle and at Weightless Books, and the BCS ebook subscription–26 issues, a whole year, for only $13.99–is available at Weightless Books. Ebooks go on sale a week before the issue appears on the website, and ebook subscribers get new issues a week early.
All donations and ebook proceeds go directly to pay our authors and artists for their work.
Thank you to our readers and donors for your concern for us regarding this rate increase, and thank you to all our readers, authors, and fans for your support!