Contests & Awards

May Contest

To the Stars!

In Les Johnson & Ken Roy’s new anthology, The Ross 248 Project, authors and scientists explore what it would take to colonize a planet orbiting a Red Dwarf. We’d like to know what you would take if you were selected as a colonist on such a mission. Give us a list of five things you’d bring along and why for a chance to win a copy of The Ross 248 Project, signed by the editors.

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

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. Winner's name and 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.