Contests & Awards
Haunted for the Holidays
In Simon R. Green’s latest, Ishmael Jones and Penny Belcourt must solve a crime in a haunted house. Of course, Christmas always puts one in mind of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Well, we got to thinking . . . What ghost of science fiction/fantasy past would you like to have visit you this year? Tell us in a short paragraph (100 words or fewer) for a chance to win a signed copy of Haunted by the Past.
Send your entry in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 20!
Put “December 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.