Contests & Awards

October Contest

Ship Out with the Gordian Division

In the Gordian Division series by David Weber and Jacob Holo, agents of the Division must travel through time to solve humanity’s problems both big and small. Though we can’t travel through time, we love to see Baen Books out and about. So, snap a picture of one of the previous entries in the Gordian Division (The Gordian Protocol, The Valkyrie Protocol) somewhere in public—the local coffee shop, a city park, by the side of the highway—and send it to us for a chance to win a signed copy of The Janus File.

Send your entry in the body of an email to by October 31!

Put “October 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 tenth 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.