Beneath Ceaseless Skies 438

About

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.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Media & Frequency

A Audio PublicationPublished 26 x per year.
E Electronic PublicationPublished 26 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Historical, Retrofuturism, Sword & Sorcery, Weird Western, excluding Contemporary, Urban Fantasy.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 14,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
P Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

More Information is Available to Members

Important Note: Only the basic information for this listing is currently visible. If you want to learn more about this listing, including response statistics (average response time, rejection percentage, acceptance percentage, etc.), you need to subscribe. See a sample of what you're missing.

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Last Updated:
17 Jul 2017
Date Added:
16 Jul 2008