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2015 BAEN FANTASY ADVENTURE AWARD ANNOUNCED
Second Annual Contest for Best Fantasy Adventure Story
To be Presented at Premier Gaming Convention Gen Con
January 6, 2015, Riverdale, New York—After last year’s enthusiastic response to the inaugural Baen Fantasy Adventure Award, Baen Books and the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium are happy to announce the Second Annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The contest is centered on adventure fantasy short stories, whether epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, or contemporary fantasy.
The contest is now open for submissions and all entries must be received by midnight on April 1st, 2015. Each entry is limited to a short story of no more than 8,000 words, and only one entry per author. Entries will be judged by Baen editors with finalists also being judged by author Larry Correia.
“We are very pleased to continue our association with Gen Con and its Writer’s Symposium,” said Baen executive editor Jim Minz. “Gen Con is the best-attended gaming convention in the world, and it is the perfect place to seek out and showcase great fantasy talent.”
“We’re looking for the best piece of original short fiction that captures the spirit and tradition of such great storytellers as Larry Correia, Robert E. Howard, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Weber,” said Minz. “We want fantasy adventures with heroes a reader wants to root for. We’re looking for warriors, either modern or medieval, who solve problems with their wits as well as their weapons.”
Baen Books is known for its New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy, including David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire alternate histories, Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International urban fantasies, and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga. Baen’s print books are distributed by Simon & Schuster, while electronic editions of its titles are available at baenebooks.com, amazon.com, bn.com and many other outlets.