Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award


P.O. Box 1188
Wake Forest, NC US


The National Space Society and Baen Books applaud the role that science fiction plays in advancing real science and have teamed up to sponsor this short fiction contest in memory of Jim Baen. Write a short story of no more than 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration.

Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: Publication paid at .08/word, and an engraved award

  • Additional Information: All winners (first,second and third place) will receive free entry into the 2024 International Space Development Conference and a year's membership in the National Space Society

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