Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a SFWA-qualifying, pro-rate online magazine dedicated to publishing literary adventure fantasy: fantasy set in secondary-world or historical settings, written with a literary focus on the characters. We love traditional adventure fantasy, including classics from the pulp era and the new wave of post-Tolkien fantasy. But we also love how the recent influence of Realist literary writing on fantasy short fiction has expanded the genre, allowing writers the freedom to use literary devices such as tight points-of-view, round characters, unreliable narrators, discontinuous narratives, and others. This sophisticated level of craft has made fantasy short fiction more powerful than ever before. We want stories that combine the best of both these styles—adventure fantasy plots in vivid secondary worlds, but written with a literary flair. Beneath Ceaseless Skies features exciting stories set in awe-inspiring places that are told with all the skill and impact of modern literary-influenced fantasy.
Country of Publication & Year Established
| United States
||Established in 2008
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Media & Frequency
|Audio Publication ||Audio Publication||Published 26 x per year.
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Published 26 x per year.
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Historical, Retrofuturism, Sword & Sorcery, Weird Western, excluding Contemporary, Urban Fantasy.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 7,500 words.|
|Novelette Novelette||7,500 - 15,000 words.|
- We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
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