2023 Baen Short Story Contest Deadline Is 2/1

Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted through February 1, 2023. The submission window opened October 1. See rules and specifications at the site.

Judging will be by Baen Books editors and authors, including Toni Weisskopf and William Ledbetter.

Ten finalists will be announced no later than March 8, 2023.

  • 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 2023 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society.
  • SECOND and THIRD place winners will receive free entry into the 2023 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society.

The winners will be announced and notified no later than March 22, 2023. The winners will be honored at the 2023 International Space Development Conference in Arlington, VA, May 27-May 29, 2022. 

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