Seventh Annual Contest for Best Original Fantasy Adventure Story To be Presented at NASFIC 2020 in Columbus, Ohio

January 30, 2020, Riverdale, New York— For more than five years, thousands of original fantasy stories from around the world have been submitted for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. And now, Baen Books is pleased to announce the seventh annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest. 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.

We’re looking for compelling storytelling with heroes you want to root for and villains you love to hate. Whether your heroes win the day with swords or sorcery, fireballs or flamethrowers—or even by their wits alone—all are welcome. Modern, medieval, and otherworldly settings are all acceptable, as long as you tell a rip-roaring good tale with a fantastical element!

“So many terrific stories have come through our offices thanks to the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. And we’re very excited to announce that this year we’ll be presenting the winners at the North American Science Fiction Convention in Columbus, Ohio,” said Baen Executive Editor Jim Minz. “With NASFIC hosting the 1632 Minicon, it’s the perfect event to showcase the award this year.”

The contest opens for submissions January 31st, 2020 and all entries must be received by midnight on April 30th, 2020. Each entry is limited to an original short story in the English language of no more than 8,000 words, and only one entry per author. Entries will be judged by Baen editors and the award will be presented at NASFIC, which will be held August 20th-23rd, 2020, in Columbus, OH. (Visit www.columbus2020nasfic.org for more information about the convention.)

Baen Books is known for its New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy, including David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire alternate histories, Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International urban fantasies, and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga. Baen’s print books are distributed by Simon & Schuster, while electronic editions of its titles are available at baen.com, amazon.com, bn.com, and many other outlets.

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