Award-winning sci-fi/fantasy ezine Beneath Ceaseless Skies is now open for submissions. The publication focuses on “literary adventure fantasy”—that is, stories set in a secondary-world with elements of traditional or classic fantasy, but written in a literary prose style.
The editor prefers stories concentrate on the characters moving the story forward in their quest to attain a desire, goal, or fate, whether internally or externally. Stories should take place in a pre-tech environment, such as steampunk, the weird west, alternate history, etc.
Word length: now up to
11K words 14K words per story (previous word count was under 11K words/story).
Payment: 6 cents/word (considered pro-rates for this genre) for First Serial and Electronic Rights. Read updated writer’s guidelines here
Scott H. Andrews serves as publisher and editor-in-chief.
Reading period ends: TBA. Read updated submission guidelines at BCS’ website.
Since its debut Beneath Ceaseless Skies has presented readers and listeners with over 375 stories and 175 audio fiction podcasts. The publication has been a finalist for three Hugo Awards, one British Science Fiction Association Award, three Aurealis Awards, five World Fantasy Awards, and numerous other awards.
* (New maximum word rates effective 2017.)