“Held Close…” is a finalist in BCS Readers poll

My queer Birdverse novelette “Held Close in Syllables of Light” is a finalist in the Beneath Ceaseless Skies readers’ poll. It is a story which is close to my heart and very important to me. The winning story will be included in The Best of BCS: Year Four.

If you feel so inclined, go vote for one of the finalists. The stories are:

“The Ivy-Smothered Palisade,” by Mike Allen
“One Ear Back,” by Tina Connolly
“Held Close in Syllables of Light,” Rose Lemberg
“Fox Bones. Many Uses.,” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“Serkers and Sleep,” by Kenneth Schneyer

The voting closes on August 2nd.

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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, Elgin, Rhysling, and Crawford awards.

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