Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One Coverart.png
Cover art for The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One. The work is called "Endless Skies" and was created by Rick Sardinha.[1]
Editor-in-Chief Scott H. Andrews
Categories Fantasy adventure
Frequency Fortnightly
First issue October 9, 2008
Company Firkin Press
Country United States
Language English

Beneath Ceaseless Skies (BCS) is a fantasy adventure online magazine published in the United States by Firkin Press.


Beneath Ceaseless Skies first issue was released on October 9, 2008 featuring stories by Chris Willrich and David D. Levine.[2] It was the runner-up for the 2008 Million Writers Award for the Best New Online Magazine, losing to Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.[3] In 2010 Beneath Ceaseless Skies became a SFWA qualifying venue for short fiction and on February 10 they released e-book anthology, entitled The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One, which contained 14 stories which had been previously published in the magazine.[4][5] Selected stories are also published as audio fiction podcasts.[6] Many of the stories featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies have received praise and honourable mentions from reviewers such as Rich Horton and Lois Tilton.[2] Issue 24 featured "Father's Kill" by Christopher Green which won the 2009 Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story.[7]

Firkin Press[edit]

Firkin Press is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting science-fiction and fantasy short literature.[8]

Notable stories featured[edit]


  1. ^ "Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue 15" (PDF). Firkin Press. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Past Issues". Firkin Press. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  3. ^ "The storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2008". StorySouth. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  4. ^ "SFWA Membership Requirements". SFWA. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  5. ^ "The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One - A book by Beneath Ceaseless Skies". Smashwords. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Beneath Ceaseless Skies". 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  7. ^ "Aurealis Awards 2009 Fantasy Short Story Judges’ Report" (PDF). Aurealis Awards. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  8. ^ "". Firkin Press. 
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