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Beneath Ceaseless Skies


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Beneath Ceaseless Skies is a non-profit, SFWA-qualifying pro-rate online magazine dedicated to publishing literary adventure fantasy: fantasy set in secondary-world or historical paranormal settings, written with a literary focus on the characters.
We love traditional adventure fantasy, but we also love how the influence of literary writing on fantasy short fiction has expanded the genre, encouraging writers to use literary devices such as tight points-of-view and discontinuous narratives; to feature conflicts that are internal as well as external. We want stories that combine the best of both these styles—set in vivid fantasy or historical paranormal worlds but written with all the flair and impact of modern literary-influenced fantasy.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008

Publication Media & Frequency

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

Fiction Open


Open to a broad Audience.

Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Historical, Retrofuturism, Sword & Sorcery, Weird Western, excluding Contemporary, Urban Fantasy.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.


Open to all/most Topics.


Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $0.08/word.


Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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This project ranks among the Most Personable Fiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 174 reports from 121 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 17.1 mean avg | 7.0 median | 289 max days (33.8 std dev)
Responses98.85 %
Acceptances3.45 % of submissions accepted (170.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 4.96 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections95.40 % (11.0 avg. days per rejection) | 87.4 % personal, 4.8 % form, 7.8 % unspecified | 0.6 % rewrite requests | 0.6 % shortlisted
Non-Responses1.15 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals1.15 % (56.5 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending9 responses are pending (1 min | 11.2 mean avg | 12.0 median | 17 max days waiting | 5.5 std dev) from 9 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 49 days. (4.6 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 49 days.)
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 16 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 16 Jul 2024.

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Last Updated: 16 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 18 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 16 Jul 2008

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