Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted through February 1, 2018. See rules and specifications at the site.
Judging will be by Baen Books editors Hank Davis, Jim Minz, Tony Daniel, David Afsharirad, and best-selling Baen author David Drake.
Ten finalists will be announced no later than March 8, 2018.
The Grand Prize winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and its author paid the going rate. The winner will receive, in addition, an engraved award, free entry into the 2018 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. The second- and third-place entries will receive lesser prizes.
The winners will be honored at the 2018 International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, CA, May 24-27 2018.