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Josh Rountree Collection Giveaway on Twitter
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott Andrews

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 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):

Pale” by Kathryn Allen, BCS #37 and podcast BCS 035

Through the Doorways, Whiskey Chile” by S.H. Mansouri, BCS #273

Mister Hadj’s Sunset Ride” by Saladin Ahmed, BCS #43 and podcast BCS 039

The Heart That Saves You May Be Your Own” by Merrie Haskell, BCS #313 and podcast BCS 267

 

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 Good Deaths, Part II” by Angela Ambroz, BCS #156 and podcast BCS 134

The Sixth Day” by Sylvia Anna Hivén, BCS #169 and podcast BCS 147

The Heart of the Rail” by Mark Teppo, BCS #101

Hangman” by Erin Cashier, BCS #10 and podcast BCS 010

 

Bandit and the Seventy Raccoon War” by Don Allmon, BCS #103

A Feast for Dust” by Gemma Files, BCS #132 and podcast BCS 114

The Warriors, The Mothers, The Drowned” by Kay Chronister, BCS #174 and podcast BCS 152

Haxan” by Kenneth Mark Hoover, BCS #13 and podcast BCS 016

 

The Guadalupe Witch” by Josh Rountree, BCS #322 and podcast BCS 272

February Moon” by Josh Rountree, BCS #303

The Judge’s Right Hand” by J.S. Bangs, BCS #79, Third Anniversary Double-Issue and podcast BCS 070

The Angel Azrael Rode into the Town of Burnt Church on a Dead Horse” by Peter Darbyshire, BCS #76

Good luck!

Full rules for the Josh Rountree Fantastic Americana: Stories Twitter giveaway:

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!

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BCS Authors Elsewhere: World Fantasy Award Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott Andrews

Congratulations to all the BCS authors named finalists for the 2021 World Fantasy Awards for their work appearing elsewhere!

  • Jordan Taylor (“La Orpheline” in BCS #269) for Short Fiction

  • C.C. Finlay (“The Hummingbird Temple” in BCS #300, Special Double-Issue) for Special Award–Professional

BCS is recognized again this year with one finalist, your Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, me (Scott H. Andrews), for Special Award–Non-Professional.

Congratulations, all! And thanks very much to all who found the magazine worthy.

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Slush Update, 07/21/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before May 13, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before May 13 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

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Signed Charles Payseur Collection Giveaway on Twitter
Posted in: BCS Authors Elsewhere, Giveaways by Scott H. Andrews

To celebrate the release of BCS author Charles Payseur’s new short story collection The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories, BCS is giving away a signed advance copy of the collection. 

The Burning Day covers a range of genres and perspectives and includes the BCS stories “Rivers Run Free” and “Undercurrents,” both set in a world where rivers are sentient characters and can transform into humanoid form. Other non-human points of view that the collection explores include cartoon coyotes, sentient stars, and half-ghosts. 

This giveaway will take place Tuesday July 20 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 your favorite BCS story that has a non-human main character or protagonist. However you choose to define that, by any author, in any issue of BCS

To get you started, here are some stories from past issues of BCS that have a main character or protagonist who is not human:

The Mermaid Astronaut” by Yoon Ha Lee, BCS #298 – Science-Fantasy Month 5 and podcast BCS 254

Daughters With Bloody Teeth” by Marika Bailey, BCS #321

Throwing Stones” by Mishell Baker, BCS #47

One Ear Back” by Tina Connolly, BCS #97 and podcast BCS 084

The Wild Ride of the Untamed Stars” by A.J. Fitzwater, BCS #252 and podcast BCS 219

 

Primaflora’s Journey” by Cat Rambo, BCS #170

Gennesaret” by Phoenix Alexander, BCS #246 – Science-Fantasy Month 4 and podcast BCS 212

Song of the Water Bear” by Laine Bell, BCS #299 – Science-Fantasy Month 5

Waiting for Number Five” by Tom Crosshill, BCS #40 and podcast BCS 036

Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe” by Nancy Fulda, BCS #40

 

A Flower Cannot Love the Hand” by Aimee Ogden, BCS #332 and podcast BCS 280

When Sirens Sing of Roses and of Delegated Power” by Nin Harris, BCS #272 and podcast BCS 233

The Starship and the Temple Cat” by Yoon Ha Lee, BCS #244 – Science-Fantasy Month 4 and podcast BCS 210

Precious Meat” by Catherine S. Perdue, BCS #5 and podcast BCS 005

Mamafield” by Corie Ralston, BCS #61 and podcast BCS 053

 

Speak Easy, Suicide Selkies” by E. Catherine Tobler, BCS #255

Only the Messenger” by Emily C. Skaftun, BCS #299 – Science-Fantasy Month 5

My Sister’s Wings Are Red” by Christine Tyler, BCS #298 – Science-Fantasy Month 5

Rivers Run Free” by Charles Payseur, BCS #230 and podcast BCS 201

Undercurrents” by Charles Payseur, BCS #274 and podcast BCS 235

Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim, BCS #225 and podcast BCS 196

Good luck!

Full rules for the Charles Payseur The Burning Day Twitter giveaway:

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. July 20, 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 The Burning Day 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!

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Slush Update, 06/24/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 29, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 29 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

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Slush Update, 06/02/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before April 11, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Apr. 11 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

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BCS Authors Elsewhere – 2021 Ignyte Awards Finalists
Posted in: Awards and Accolades, BCS Authors Elsewhere by Scott H. Andrews

In addition to the BCS Audio Fiction Podcast named a finalist for the Ignyte Award for Best Fiction Podcast, several BCS authors had other work named finalists for the 2021 Ignyte Awards, presented by FiyahCon.

  • P. Djèlí Clark (“A Tale of Woe” in BCS #253) for Best Novella
  • Tamara Jerée (“In Case You’re the One to Devour a Star,” forthcoming in BCS later this year) for Best in Creative Nonfiction

Congratulations, all!

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Slush Update, 05/11/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before March 22, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Mar. 22 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

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Slush Update, 05/07/21
Posted in: Slush Updates by Scott H. Andrews

All submissions to Beneath Ceaseless Skies sent on or before February 28, 2021 have now been replied to.

If you sent a submission on or before Feb. 28 and you have not received a response, please query us using the email form on our Contact Page.

We really mean this–please go ahead and query now; it’s not necessary to wait. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks very much.

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