Contests & Awards

August Contest

Monster Hunters Hit the Road

To celebrate the release of his latest Monster Hunter International novel, Larry Correia is hitting the road—meeting fans and signing books. You can check out the tour stops here. But we’d like to see you take MHI out on the open road. Take a copy of one of the MHI books somewhere out of the house and snap a picture. Include yourself or don’t, but get creative. The winner of this month’s contest will receive a copy of Monster Hunter Bloodlines signed by Larry Correia and a limited edition Monster Hunter carry-pack!

Send your entry in the body of an email to by August 20!

Put “August Contest” in the subject field and please remember to include your name! Limit one entry per person, please. Winner will be selected by random drawing 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.