Jim Baen Memorial Contest Winners

The winners of the 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest, sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society, have been announced. The contest looks for stories which explore the promise of space exploration. The winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at the normal paying rates for professional stories and receive an award, membership to the 2014 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society, and a prize package containing various Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise.

  • Grand Prize: “Low Arc,” by Sean Monaghan
  • 2nd Place: “Balance,” by Marina J. Lostetter

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Baen Fantasy Adventure Contest

Baen Books, in conjunction with Gen Con, has announced the creation of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The annual award will be presented to an original work of epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, or contemporary fantasy no longer than 8,000 words. The inaugural submission period is May 1 through June 30 of 2014. The contest will be judged by the Baen staff with final judging by Larry Correia. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.
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2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest

The 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest, sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society, has been announced. The contest is looking for stories which explore the promise of space exploration. The winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at the normal paying rates for professional stories and receive an award, membership to the 2014 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society, and a prize package containing various Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise. The contest is looking for short stories of no more than 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration.

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Jim Baen Memorial Contest Winners

The winners of the 2011 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest, sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society, have been announced. The contest looks for stories which explore the promise of space exploration. The winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at the normal paying rates for professional stories and receive an award, membership to the 2011 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society, and a prize package containing various Baen Books and National Space Society merchandise.

  • Grand Prize: “That Undiscovered Country,” by Nancy Fulda
  • 2nd Place: “Gemini XVII,” by Brad Torgersen
  • 3rd Place: “Natural Selection,” by Michael Simon

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