Baen Books has opened the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest. Co-sponsored by the National Space Society, the contest focuses on stories of near-future space exploration. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017.
The grand prize includes publication on the Baen website at professional rates, an engraved award, an assortment of Baen books, free admission to the 2017 International Space Development Conference, a year’s membership in the National Space Society, and National Space Society merchandise. The winners will be honored at the International Space Development Conference, to be held May 25-29, 2017 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis MO.
For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the Baen Books website.