Contests & Awards

June Contest

To Win an Autographed Copy of Governor—Show off Your Collection!

With the new novel Governor, David Weber returns to the universe of one of his most celebrated novels, In Fury Born. And of course it wouldn’t have been possible with out Weber’s cowriter, Richard Fox. We know that there are many Weber and Fox fans out there—but we wanna see the proof! Send us a picture of your Weber and/or Fox collection (or screenshot it, if you do the digital thing) for a chance to win a copy of Governor, signed by the authors.

Send your entry in the body of an email to by June 20!

Put “June Contest” in the subject field and please remember to include your name! Limit 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 eighth 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.