Third Annual Contest for Best Fantasy Adventure Story
To be Presented at Premier Gaming Convention Gen Con

December 22, 2015, Riverdale, New York—After two great years with hundreds of fantastic and fantastical stories from all over the globe, Baen Books is excited to announce the third annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The award recognizes the best adventure fantasy short story in the style of fantasy greats like Robert E. Howard, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Weber.

We’re looking for blood-pounding, heart-stopping action 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!

“We are delighted to partner with Gen Con and its Writer’s Symposium again to present this award,” said Baen executive editor Jim Minz. “We appreciate the deep history between gaming and adventure fantasy. We love games and gamers, and we know that Gen Con is the perfect place to seek out and showcase great fantasy talent.”

The contest opens for submissions January 1st, 2016 and all entries must be received by midnight on April 1st, 2016. Each entry is limited to a short story of no more than 8,000 words, and only one entry per author. Entries will be judged by Baen editors with finalists also being judged by authors Eric Flint and Larry Correia. Eric Flint will present the award at the Writer’s Symposium at Gen Con, to be held August 4-7, 2016.

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 baeneboooks.com, amazon.com, bn.com and many other outlets.

For more information or to read last year’s winning entry
visit http://www.baen.com/baenfantasyaward2016.asp
or email baenfantasyaward@baen.com, or call 1-800-ITS-BAEN.

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