Contests & Awards
In Tim Powers’ newest novel Alternate Routes, ghosts roam the Los Angeles freeways. Now, we’ve been stuck in L.A. traffic ourselves, and let us tell you, it can be a loooong haul, especially if you’re in the car alone. So we were wondering, if you had to spend a couple hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic, whose ghost would you want to pass the time with and why? Let us know in a short (100 words or fewer) paragraph for a chance to win a copy of Alternate Routes signed by Tim Powers.
Send your entry to email@example.com no later than August 20th. Put “August Contest” in the subject field and please remember to include your name! One entry per person, please. Winner will be selected by the Baen editorial staff. Winning entry may be published as part of announcement.
Baen Fantasy Adventure Award
Baen Books is excited to announce the fourth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The award recognizes the best original adventure fantasy short story in the style of fantasy greats like Larry Correia, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Weber.
Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award
Since its early days, science fiction has played a unique role in human civilization. It removes the limits of what "is" and shows us a boundless vista of what "might be." Its fearless heroes, spectacular technologies and wondrous futures have inspired many people to make science, technology and space flight a real part of their lives and in doing so, have often transformed these fictions into reality. The National Space Society and Baen Books applaud the role that science fiction plays in advancing real science and have teamed up to sponsor this short fiction contest in memory of Jim Baen
The Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction
Other anthologies tell you which stories were the year’s best—we’re letting you decide which of these you liked best. Baen Books is pleased to announce the third annual Year's Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award. The award honors the best of the best in this grand storytelling tradition, and its winner will receive an inscribed plaque and a $500 prize. Reward your favorite story, and its author, for excellence!