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Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies (ISSN 1946-1046) 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.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to 5-7 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    18 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.02%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$0.08 per word

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 15000 words max

Max words: 15000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Action-Adventure, Fantasy

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    We do prefer a SHORT cover letter with every submission. Type it into the body of your email. Mention the title of your story in case the attachment gets lost. If you have prior fiction sales, you can list the best one or two; if you’ve been to any writing workshops, you can mention them. TELL US if this is a simultaneous submission. DO NOT give a synopsis or summary of your story; we’ll learn what it’s about when we read it.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Format your manuscript in Standard Manuscript Format or as close to it as you can get (12 pt, a proportional font like Courier or Times New Roman, double-spaced, no blank line between paragraphs). We request this format because it’s the smoothest to read in our word-processing software and we’re reading dozens of submissions per day. If you deviate from this format in more than a few ways, it will look to us like you don’t respect us enough to honor our preferences.

  • Author's rights

    We buy First Serial rights–the right to be the first place to ever publish that story. If the story has already appeared in print or online, or been given to readers in exchange for a donation or patronage, the story has already been published and BCS can’t be the first place to ever publish it.

  • Additional info

    We are looking for “literary adventure fantasy”: stories with a secondary-world setting and some fantasy feel, but written with a literary approach. We are NOT interested in urban fantasy or other types of stories set in our modern, contemporary “real world,” even if they contain fantasy elements, or in stories that move between the real world and a fantasy world. We do NOT accept Multiple Submissions. Please wait until you have received a reply to your submission before sending another. For standard acceptances, BCS pays 8 cents US per word.

Tracker statistics

694

Total submissions tracked

18 days

Average response time

3.02%

Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

61 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 110 days, 124 days, 253 days, 3553 days, 3745 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

3.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

18 days

12-month average response time

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    All genres

    Always open

About

Beneath Ceaseless Skies (ISSN 1946-1046) 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 fan...

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Founded

2008

Country

US

www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com

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    Scott H. Andrews

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