To celebrate the release of BCS author Josh Rountree’s new short story collection Fantastic Americana: Stories (Fairwood Press), BCS is giving away a signed copy of the collection.
Fantastic Americana: Stories is a mix of dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Its stories cross the landscape of nineteenth and twentieth century America and range out far into the future, with wolves and witches; giants and supernatural killers; ghost chickens and cosmic terrors. It includes Josh’s BCS stories “The Guadalupe Witch” (BCS #322 and podcast BCS 272) and “February Moon” (BCS #303), set in an alternate nineteenth-century Texas.
This giveaway will take place Tues. Aug. 10 on the BCS Twitter feed @BCSmagazine. It will run from 2 PM EST until 5 PM EST.
To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is tweet what your favorite Weird Western story from BCS is. However you choose to define “Weird Western,” by any author, in any issue of BCS.
To get you started, here are some stories from past issues of BCS that could be called Weird Western (including all the stories in our BCS anthology Ceaseless West: Weird Western Stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies):
“Through the Doorways, Whiskey Chile” by S.H. Mansouri, BCS #273
“The Patron” by Derrick Boden, BCS #312
“The Science and Artistry of Snake Oil Salesmanship” by Timothy Mudie, BCS #317
“Scapegoat” by Holly Messinger, BCS #293
“Songdogs” by Ian McHugh, BCS #27, First Anniversary Double-Issue
“The Crooked Mile” by Dan Rabarts, BCS #127
“The Heart of the Rail” by Mark Teppo, BCS #101
“Bandit and the Seventy Raccoon War” by Don Allmon, BCS #103
“February Moon” by Josh Rountree, BCS #303
“The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse” by Peter Darbyshire, BCS #76
You must tweet your comment on Twitter. Comments left anywhere else will not enter you in the giveaway.
You must include “@BCSmagazine” in your tweet. (This is so we can find it.)
You must mention the title of a work of short fiction that was published in BCS. Comments that do not mention the title of a work of short fiction that was published in BCS will not enter you in the giveaway.
You must tweet your tweet between 2PM Eastern Standard Time and 5PM Eastern Standard Time on Tues. Aug. 10, 2021. Any tweets posted before or after that will not be eligible.
All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win the book.
Each person will be entered only once in the random drawing (even if you post more than one eligible tweet).
You must tweet your tweet from a valid Twitter account (otherwise we won’t be able to contact you if you win).
BCS will conduct the random drawing from all eligible entries. The copy of Fantastic Americana will be mailed to the winner.
BCS is not responsible for tweets that get lost or don’t show up under @BCSmagazine, or email addresses that get garbled or otherwise rendered unusable for contacting an entrant.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter or anyone else. Participants are providing information to BCS and Firkin Press and not to Facebook or Twitter or anyone else.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this post or via our Contact page. Good luck!