2021 Baen Short Story Contest Deadline Is 2/1

Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted beginning today through February 1, 2021. See rules and specifications at the site.

Judging will be by Baen Books editors Hank Davis, Jim Minz, Tony Daniel, David Afsharirad, and Baen author David Drake.

Ten finalists will be announced no later than March 8, 2021

  • The GRAND PRIZE winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at the normal paying rates for professional story submittals, currently .08/word. The author will also receive an engraved award, free entry into the 2021 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.
  • SECOND and THIRD place winners will receive free entry into the 2021 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society and a prize package containing various Baen Books merchandise.

The winners will be announced and notified no later than March 22, 2021. The winners will be honored at the 2021 International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, California, May 27-May 30, 2021. 

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