To celebrate the 200th issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, we’re having a Subscription Drive!
UPDATE: our first goal is unlocked! BCS has raised our word-count limit to 11,000 words.
Subscribe now, and help us raise it to 12,000 or even 15,000!
BCS #1 debuted in October 2008. Since then we’ve published 200 issues, 419 stories, and 201 audio podcasts. We’ve been a finalist for four Hugo Awards, five World Fantasy Awards, two Nebula Awards, one BSFA Award, numerous Aurora, Aurealis, Ditmar, and Parsec Awards, and won a World Fantasy Award. We’ve become the field’s go-to home for character-driven fantasy in secondary-world settings. Locus online said BCS “revived secondary-world fantasy as a respectable subgenre of short fiction… Not a trivial accomplishment.”
And there’s more to come! BCS this year will feature new stories by returning BCS authors Marie Brennan, Gregory Norman Bossert (whose first BCS story “The Telling” won the World Fantasy Award), Mishell Baker, Raphael Ordoñez, KJ Kabza, Grace Seybold, Stephanie Burgis, Walter Dinjos, and Tony Pi, plus Catherynne M. Valente, Kameron Hurley, A.M. Dellamonica, Claude Lalumière, and many more.
Ebook subscriptions to BCS are only $15.99 for a full year/26 issues. (That’s less than 30 cents a story!) Subscribers can get issues delivered directly to their Kindle or smart phone, and they get new issues early, a week before the website.
From now until June 3, if you buy a BCS ebook subscription or renew your existing subscription, you can help unlock our drive goals.
Since BCS #1 in 2008, over a third of our fiction has been novelette-length or longer. Longer stories work great to show awe-inspiring fantasy worlds, like you’ll find in every issue of BCS. Our word-count limit for submissions, 10,000 words, has always been among the longest if not the longest in pro-rate online magazines.
With your help, we’d like to make it even longer!
- At 25 new/renewing subscribers, BCS will raise our submissions word-count limit to 11,000 words.
- At 50 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll raise our word-count limit to 12,000 words.
- At 100 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll raise it to 13,000 words.
- At 200 new/renewing subscribers, we’ll raise it to 15,000 words!
Every subscription makes a difference in helping us pay our authors, for their great stories of all lengths. With your support, we look forward to another 200 issues of BCS and great literary adventure fantasy!