Contests & Awards

February Contest

Beggar's Sky Giveaway

To celebrate the release of the latest installment in the Rich Man’s Sky series, we’re giving away a free copy of Beggar’s Sky. Send an email with your name to contest@baen.com to be entered into our random drawing.

Send your entry by February 20! Don’t forget to include your name!

Winner's name may be published as part of announcement.


Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

Baen Books is excited to announce the eleventh 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.