Do you write literary adventure fantasy? Then this opportunity is for you ❤
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Beneath Ceaseless Skies seek stories with traditional or classic fantasy with a secondary-world setting.
What is a Secondary-World Setting?
Tolkien called it this. It’s a world that’s different from our primary world. It might be different in terms of ecology (climate), zoology (non-human creatures), or physical laws, AKA, the presence of magic.
The story could be set on Earth but a different Earth in terms of history (alternate history) or time (pre-modern historical past). Pre-technology levels of technology like magic, steampunk technology, or anything not as advanced as modern technology. The setting should have an element that’s fantastical.
People in this world should have developed their own culture. The people should fit in the culture.
They aren’t seeking urban fantasy or other stories in our modern real world.
They love stories focused in on character. Characters should yearn for something, internally or externally, driving the characters towards it.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies love characters who are ’round’. Ones that change and grow, instead of remaining the same.
Prefer limited or close POV. It can be 1st or 3rd.
They prefer original stories. Stories featuring elves, barbarian swordsmen, or opening in a fantasy tavern, unless done uniquely, are unlikely to catch their eye.
Good luck with this submission opportunity! This is a SWFA qualifying site. Read more about their submission guidelines here.
Until next time,