Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award 18

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Since its early days, science fiction has played a unique role in human civilization. It removes the limits of what "is" and shows us a boundless vista of what "might be." Its fearless heroes, spectacular technologies and wondrous futures have inspired many people to make science, technology and space flight a real part of their lives and in doing so, have often transformed these fictions into reality. 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.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2007

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (11.2 days from now) through 01 February 2020. 1
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Contemporary/Near Future.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2019
Last Checked: 08 Sep 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 16 Aug 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 13 Feb 2007

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