Contests & Awards

June Contest

Curiosity and the ’Cat

Stephanie Harrington and her Treecat pal Lionheart are back in A New Clan by David Weber and Jane Lindskold. Stephanie’s connection with Lionheart marks the first time in history that humans and Treecats have bonded. Of course Stephanie’s many-times-great granddaughter Honor Harrington has her own Treecat companion in Nimitz. But Lionheart and Nimitz are only two of the Treecats featured in David Weber’s Honorverse. Which got us wondering . . . What is your cat's Treecat name? Tell us in a short paragraph (100 words or fewer) for a chance to win a copy of A New Clan, signed by David Weber and Jane Lindskold.

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

Put “June 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.