Contests & Awards

March Contest

Out of a Broken World and Into the Vortex

This month marks the release of book two in Charles E. Gannon’s Vortex of Worlds epic fantasy series, Into the Vortex. To celebrate, we’re giving away a signed copy of the novel. To enter, send us an email with a short description of your favorite scene from book one in the series, This Broken World.

Send your entry in the body of an email to by March 20! Don’t forget to include your name!

Put “March 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.