Winners to be Honored at Premier Gaming Convention
GenCon with Stories Published at Baen.com
RIVERDALE, NEW YORK—Baen Books, in association with popular gaming convention GenCon, announced today the finalists for the 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The finalists are:
“Saurs” by Craig DeLancey
“Unfound” by Rhiannon Held
“Shell Game” by Joseph L. Kellogg
“Victor the Sword” by Robin Lupton
“Trappists” by Katherine Monasterio
“Burning Savannah” by Alexander Monteagudo
“Kiss from a Queen” by Jeff Provine
“An Old Dragon's Treasure” by Robert Russell
“The Triton's Son” by Keith Taylor
“Adroit” by Dave Williams
Finalists will be judged by senior Baen editing staff—including Jim Minz, Tony Daniel and Toni Weisskopf—and special guest judge, best-selling author Larry Correia. The grand prize winner and two runners up will be announced on August 1, 2015 during the award presentation at GenCon in Indianapolis. The contest, launched in 2014, recognizes the short story entries in the contest that best exemplify the spirit of adventure, imagination, and great storytelling in a work of short fiction with a fantastic setting, whether epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, or contemporary fantasy. The winning story will be published on website Baen.com.
"We are very pleased to be presenting this award in association with GenCon and its literary programming track," said Baen senior editor Jim Minz. "Gaming is not just something we love; it can be a proving ground for exciting stories. Many of our authors are gamers, both as fans and professionals. We believe that gamers have great stories to tell and we want this award to bring favorable attention to our winners—and provide some great stories for lucky readers out there to dive into."
The contest continues next in 2016, with submission opening date set for January 1, 2016. All entries must be received April 1, 2016. Each entry is limited to a short story of no more than 8,000 words, and there is one entry per author.
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 paper titles are distributed by Simon & Schuster.
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