Recommended Short Fiction: A STRANGER GOES ASHORE by Adam R Shannon & A MINNOW, OR PERHAPS A COLOSSAL SQUID by Carlos Hernandez & C S E Cooney

Two stories about finding a perfect fit, one with a transformation into a fish and the other about finding new homes for a dying people. A MINNOW, OR PERHAPS A COLOSSAL SQUID by Carlos Hernandez & C S E Cooney is written in a partially experimental style, alternating between excerpts and letters in the perspective … More Recommended Short Fiction: A STRANGER GOES ASHORE by Adam R Shannon & A MINNOW, OR PERHAPS A COLOSSAL SQUID by Carlos Hernandez & C S E Cooney

Recommended Short Fiction: ADVANCED WORD PROBLEMS IN PORTAL MATH by Aimee Picchi & DO NOT LOOK BACK, MY LION by Alix E Harrow

Both of these stories feature women dissatisfied with their life and the culture surrounding and influencing them. ADVANCED WORD PROBLEMS IN PORTAL MATH by Aimee Picchi is a sweet flash piece told in word problems. It’s about a girl who longs for a chance at a different life, one not foisted upon her, one that … More Recommended Short Fiction: ADVANCED WORD PROBLEMS IN PORTAL MATH by Aimee Picchi & DO NOT LOOK BACK, MY LION by Alix E Harrow

Recommended Short Fiction: DEAD AT THE FEET OF A GOD by Izzy Wasserstein & A GIFT, A WITCH AND A WAKENING OF HONEY by Elou Carroll

These two are different in tone, yet are similar in character, with both stories revolving around a character with a power that others come seeking. A GIFT, A WITCH AND A WAKENING OF HONEY by Elou Carroll is a warm, homey story about bees who come seeking help from a witch in order to heal … More Recommended Short Fiction: DEAD AT THE FEET OF A GOD by Izzy Wasserstein & A GIFT, A WITCH AND A WAKENING OF HONEY by Elou Carroll

Recommended Short Fiction: MY LOVE OUR LADY SLAUGHTER by Christine Lucas & GIRLS WITH NEEDLES AND FROST by Jenny Rae Rappaport

Both stories this week are on the longer side, the two of them taking the time to deal with resistance against tyranny. MY LOVE OUR LADY SLAUGHTER by Christine Lucas takes place on Mars, in a setting that feels science-fantasy, where certain people have the capability of inter-body telekinesis and are set apart, healing wounded … More Recommended Short Fiction: MY LOVE OUR LADY SLAUGHTER by Christine Lucas & GIRLS WITH NEEDLES AND FROST by Jenny Rae Rappaport

Sale to BCS

When I first summoned up the courage to begin submitting my stories instead of hiding them pointlessly in notebooks, Beneath Ceaseless Skies had only just started publishing a few months before. At the time I set my sights on it because it was gorgeous (I’m a sucker for pretty) and was one of the mags … More Sale to BCS