Contests & Awards

September Contest

How Much is that Dragon in the Window?

In Dan Koboldt’s Deploying Dragons, the pet dragon craze has died down, and custom-created, bioengineered dragons are now being deployed in military operations. But in our world, pet dragons aren’t passé just yet. If you had a pet dragon, what would you name it and why? Let us know in a short paragraph (100 words or fewer) for a chance to win a signed copy of Deploying Dragons.

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

Put “September 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 tenth 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.