Contests & Awards

August Contest

Pack for a Trip Through Time


In Kevin Ikenberry’s Baen Books debut novel, The Crossing, a squad of ROTC cadets training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in November 2008 find themselves transported to December 1776 in the days before the Battle of Trenton. What’s worse, they’ve lost an M-16 rifle that came through time and space with them. Which got us thinking: If you were transported back to the Revolutionary War, what one item would you bring with you and why? Let us know in a short paragraph (100 words or fewer) for a chance to win a signed copy of The Crossing.

Send your entry in the body of an email to contest@baen.com by August 20!

Put “August 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.