Contests & Awards

January Contest

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!
It’s an . . . Unidentified Flying Object!

In Tim Power’s new novel, Stolen Skies, rogue federal agents take on UFOs in the skies over Los Angeles. Now, no doubt Sebastian and Ingrid are more than capable of handling a few unexplained aerial phenomenon alone. But we couldn’t help but wonder which Baen Books character would you most like to see take the fight to the skies and battle UFO-style alien invaders in present-day America? Let us know in a short paragraph. Obviously, Sebastian Vickery and Ingrid Castine don’t count—nor do any Baen characters that have already faced down similar threats. But the rest are fair game. Author of the best entry wins a signed copy of Stolen Skies.

Email your entry to by January 20!

Put “January Contest” in the subject field and please remember to include your name! Limit one entry per person, please. Winner will be selected by the Baen editorial staff. Winning entry may be published as part of announcement.

Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

Baen Books is excited to announce the eighth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. 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.

Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award

Since its early days, science fiction has played a unique role in human civilization. It removes the limits of what "is" and shows us a boundless vista of what "might be." Its fearless heroes, spectacular technologies, and wondrous futures have inspired many people to make science, technology, and space flight a real part of their lives, and in doing so, have often transformed these fictions into reality. The National Space Society and Baen Books applaud the role that science fiction plays in advancing real science and have teamed up to sponsor this short fiction contest in memory of Jim Baen.