Baen Books, in association with GenCon, has announced the finalists for the 2015 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award.
- “Saurs” by Craig DeLancey
- “Burning Savannah” by Alexander Monteagudo
- “Unfound” by Rhiannon Held
- “Shell Game” by Joseph L. Kellogg
- “Victor the Sword” by Robin Lupton
- “Trappists” by Katherine Monasterio
- “Kiss from a Queen” by Jeff Provine
- “An Old Dragon’s Treasure” by Robert Russell
- “The Triton’s Son” by Keith Taylor
- “Adroit” by Dave Williams
Finalists will be judged by senior Baen editing staff — including Jim Minz, Tony Daniel and Toni Weisskopf — and special guest judge, best-selling author Larry Correia. The grand prize winner and two runners-up will be announced on August 1 during the award presentation at GenCon in Indianapolis.
The contest, now in its second year, recognizes the short story entries “that best exemplify the spirit of adventure, imagination, and great storytelling in a work of short fiction with a fantastic setting, whether epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, or contemporary fantasy.”
The winning story will be published on website Baen.com.
The 2016 contest will accept submissions beginning January 1. All entries must be received April 1, 2016. Each entry is limited to a short story of no more than 8,000 words, and there is one entry per author.