Posts Tagged ‘BCS’

Nebula Award Nominations

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

It’s Nebula Award nomination season again, when any Active or Associate member of SFWA can nominate works for the Nebula Awards.

My short story “Ebb,” from Space and Time #107, is eligible. It’s a neat little story, with an interesting protagonist and a subtly fascinating world, and it garnered glowingly positive reviews from both Tangent Online and

Should you feel it worthy, I would appreciate your nomination.

I also direct you to my magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Because of the date range for Nebula eligibility, all the stories BCS has ever published are eligible.  For a shortlist of our best-reviewed stories and the Nebula categories they fall into, click here.  For a full list of all stories and their Nebula categories, click here.

Thanks very much!

Airships Ahoy!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

One of the neatest things so far about running my magazine Beneath Ceaseless Skies has been getting into steampunk.

I had never read much steampunk at all, but I’ve been sent lots of great steampunk stories. Check out “ Clockwork Heart, Clockwork Soul” by Kris Dikeman, or “PreservationKreisler’s Automata” by

Sabicu, by Myke Amend

Now I need to chase down a steampunk anthology or two. And I think, later this winter, I may try my had at writing some steampunk of my own….

Primer on Online F/SF Magazines

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Jason Sanford, writer and editor of storySouth, has a comprehensive blog post on online F/SF magazines.  He gives an insightful overview, then lists the top pro- and semi-pro ‘zines.

He gives fine praise to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, saying that we deserve to be designated as a SFWA pro market.  Thanks very much!  We do meet all the qualifications, now that we’ve been publishing for a full year,  and recently I began the application process to have SFWA designate us thus.

Capclave Postlude

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Capclave went very well. I gave away lots of business cards and flyers for Beneath Ceaseless Skies.  Great panels on (trying to) save the magazines and on new media, such as Facebook and podcasts (which I think is one of the ways to save the magazines).  Great chats with Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld Magazine.  Great to see many of the young writers and editors who I know, including the editors of Lightspeed, and great to see GOH Sheila Williams, who I met at Odyssey.

Next year’s Capclave GOH is Connie Willis, who I met at a workshop two years ago.  I’ll be back next year, and it should be just as cool.