Contests & Awards

May Contest

Go All in with John Abbott

In D.J. Butler’s latest novel, Abbott in Darkness, family man John Abbott decides to go all in on a risky job on a far-flung colony world, where things are not what they first seem. To celebrate, we’re giving away a signed copy of the novel, and it couldn’t be easier to throw your lot in with John Abbott. Just send us an email with your name and you’ll be entered into our random drawing! One entry per person, please.

Send your entry in the body of an email to by May 20!

Put “May 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 ninth 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.