The results of the 2022 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for best original fantasy short story were announced September 3. They are:
GRAND PRIZE: “On Cultivating a Chosen One” by Christopher Baxter
Second Place: “Red Lanterns” by Marshall J. Moore
Third Place: “Exchanged” by Brittany Rainsdon
The annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest began in 2014. The award honors stories that best exemplify the spirit of adventure, imagination, and great storytelling in a work of short fiction containing an element of the fantastic, whether epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, contemporary fantasy, or historical fantasy. The stories are judged anonymously.
The Grand Prize and Second and Third Place Winners were announced during the Baen Travelling Roadshow at this year’s Dragon Con. They were first posted on the Baen website on September 15.
Author of the Grand Prize story receives an award trophy, a prize box filled with Baen merchandise, and paid professional rates for first publication rights. The winning story also will be featured on Baen.com main webpage.