Nine pieces from BCS made the 2020 Recommended Reading List from Locus magazine, the top review source in the field, as compiled by their veteran team of short fiction reviewers including Rich Horton, Jonathan Strahan, Paula Guran, Karen Burnham, and many others.
The BCS pieces named to the list:
“Forgive Me, My Love, for the Ice and the Sea,” C.L. Clark (BCS #296, 01/30/20)
“The Mermaid Astronaut,” Yoon Ha Lee (BCS #298 – Science-Fantasy Month 5, 02/27/20)
“Never a Butterfly, Nor a Moth With Moon-Painted Wings,” Aimee Ogden (BCS #300, Special Double-Issue, 04/02/20)
“Deep in the Drift, Spinning,” Lisa L. Hannett (BCS #312, 09/10/20)
“The Ordeal,” M. Bennardo (BCS #297, 02/13/20)
“The Black-Eyed Goddess of Apple Trees and Farmers’ Wives,” Erin Eisenhour (BCS #308, 07/16/20)
“To Balance the Weight of Khalem,” R.B. Lemberg (BCS #300, Special Double-Issue, 04/02/20)
“Girls with Needles and Frost,” Jenny Rae Rappaport (BCS #315, 10/22/20)
“As The Shore To The Tides, So Blood Calls To Blood,” Karlo Yeager Rodríguez (BCS #301, 04/09/20)
These alongside many, many other BCS authors for stories appearing in other fine magazines and anthologies.