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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

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationPublished 26 x per year.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 26 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy 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 Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 14,000 words.
Payscale:
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).
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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2018
Last Audited: 21 Nov 2017 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 16 Jul 2008

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