Baen Memorial Winners

The winner of the 2018 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, 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 2018 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: “Homunculus,” by Stephen Lawson
  • 2nd Place: “Dangerous Company,” by C. Stuart Hardwick
  • 3rd Place: “Falling to the Moon,” by Wendy Nikel
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Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Award

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have won the third Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Award for their story “Wise Child,” presented by Baen Books and based on readers’ votes on the contents of The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, edited by David Afsharirad. The winners were announced at the Baen Traveling Road Show held at Dragon Con. Lee and Miller will receive a plaque and a $500 prize.

Baen Fantasy Award

The winners of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced at Gen Con. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.

  • Grand prize: “The Blue Widow,” by J.P. Sullivan
  • First runner-up: “Dust of the Fallen,” by Barbara Doran
  • Second runner-up: “And Not Go Hungry,” by Laurie Tom

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Baen Memorial Winners

The winner of the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, 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 2017 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: “Feldspar,” by Philip A. Kramer
  • 2nd Place: “Bullet Catch,” by Stephen Lawson
  • 3rd Place: “An Economy of Air,” by M. T. Reiten

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Baen Adds Lexile Scores

Baen Books has announced that they will begin adding Lexile scores to the webpages for their books aimed at young adults. Lexile scores are designed to help students and teachers determine which books offer the proper challenge for students based on their individual reading levels. The first Baen books to include Lexile scores will be David Weber’s A Beautiful Friendship, Treecat Wars and Fire Season, by David Weber and Jane Lindskold, and for Tony Daniel’s The Dragon Hammer.
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Baen Fantasy Award Winner

The winners of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced at Gen Con. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.

  • Grand Price: “The Lavender Paladin,” by Shawn Snider
  • First Runner-Up: “Gunfight at the Thornmount Colossus,” by Anthony Lowe
  • Second Runner-Up: “Watching the Door,” by Joel and F. I. Goldhaber

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Baen Adds MVMedia for Distribution

Baen Books has signed a deal to offer MVMedia ebooks on the Baen Ebooks web site. The first MVMedia books to be offered will be The Dark Universe Anthology, edited by Milton J. Davis and Gene Peterson and From Here to Timbuktu, by Davis. MVMedia joins WordFire Press, Fairwood Press, Electricstory.com, Infinity Plus, and Yard Dog Press in being distributed electronically by Baen.
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Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Winner

The winner of the 2016 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, 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 2016 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: “Dear Ammi,” by Aimee Ogden
  • 2nd Place: “To Lose the Stars,” by Jennifer Brozek
  • 3rd Place: “Cylinders,” by Ronald D. Ferguson

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2016 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest

The 2016 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 2016 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. The deadline for submissions is February 1.
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Baen Fantasy Award Winner

The winners of the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced at Gen Con. The winner’s work will be published on the Baen website with the winner receiving professional pay and a selection of Baen Books.

  • Grand Price: “Kiss from a Queen,” by Jeff Provine
  • First Runner-Up: “Trappists,” by Katherine Monasterio
  • Second Runner-Up: “Shell Game,” by Joseph L. Kellogg

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