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Offline CameronJohnston

Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
« on: January 12, 2017, 10:07:39 PM »

Baen Books is excited to announce the fourth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. The award recognizes the best original adventure fantasy short story in the style of fantasy greats like Larry Correia, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Andre Norton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and David Weber.

Contest Rules
-Write a short story of no more than 8,000 words. It must be a work of fantasy, though all fantasy genres are open, e.g. epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, contemporary fantasy, etc.
-No entry fee. But only one submission per person...we suggest your best one!
-No reprints.
-All entries must be original works in English. Plagiarism, poetry, song lyrics, settings and/or characters from published gaming worlds or another author’s works of fiction will not be considered.
-E-mail submissions only. Send entries as .RTF attachments to: baenfantasyaward@baen.com
-Please put the word SUBMISSION in the subject line when sending a contest entry and QUESTION in the subject line for questions to the contest administrator.

Please include the following in the body of your email:
-The title of the work
-The author's name, address and telephone number
-An approximate word-count
-The manuscript should be a RTF attachment, in standard manuscript format and should be titled and numbered on every page, but the author's name MUST BE DELETED to facilitate fair judging. Click here for our standard manuscript format guidelines.
-Employees of Baen Books and Gen Con are not eligible.
-Previous Grand Prize winners are not eligible (previous second and third place winners are eligible)

Contest opens for submissions on January 15st, 2017 at 12:01am EDT. (Entries sent before that date will be deleted unread.)
Contest closes for submissions April 1st, 2017 at 12:01am EDT.

What We Want To See
Adventure fantasy with heroes you want to root for. Warriors either modern or medieval, who solve problems with their wits or with their weapons--and we have nothing against dragons, elves, dwarves, castles under siege, urban fantasy, damsels in distress, or damsels who inflict distress.

What We Don't Want To See
Political drama with no action, angst-ridden teens pining over vampire lovers, religious allegory, novel segments, your gaming adventure transcript, anything set in any universe not your own, “it was all a dream” endings, or screenplays.

Entries will be judged by Baen editors and the award will be presented by New York Times bestselling author Larry Correia.

The GRAND PRIZE winner will be published as the featured story on the Baen Books main website and paid at industry-standard rates for professional story submittals. The author will also receive a handsome engraved award and a prize package containing $500 of free Baen Books.
SECOND place winner will receive a prize package containing $500 of free Baen Books and-THIRD will receive a prize package containing $300 of free Baen Books.
Finalists will be announced no later than July 1st, 2017
Winners will be notified no later than July 7th, 2017. (Only the winners will be notified.)
The winners will be officially announced by Larry Correia at the Writer's Symposium at Gen Con, which will be held August 17-20, 2017, in Indianapolis, IN. (We would prefer the winner attend the conference, but it is not required.)

Submission Checklist
-All identifying information (Authors name, address, email) has been removed from the manuscript and manuscript file name.
-Manuscript is an .RTF file and in standard manuscript format with title and page number on every page.
-Author’s name, address, email, and phone number are included in the body of the email.
-Please note all times for submission deadlines are Eastern Daylight Time(EDT)!

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Offline m3mnoch

Re: Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 10:41:09 PM »
totes gonna enter this one!

nice find!

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 10:56:47 PM »
Think I might give this one a shot myself.

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Offline gennerik

Re: Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 04:33:59 PM »
Thanks for posting about this, CameronJohnston!  I'm definitely going to enter this as well.  I hope to be at Gen Con anyway, so....
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Offline Eli_Freysson

Re: Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 06:10:18 PM »

I have a fondness for "mythic" scenes, ie that stuff most fantasies hint at through their backstories, in the age of godlike heroes. This typically has to stay a mere hint, because an entire novel of that kind of stuff is unlikely to work. But maybe a short story will.  :)

Thanks for the heads up. @CameronJohnston.
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Offline Quill

Re: Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 06:23:01 PM »
Thank you for sharing, much appreciated. I will probably give this a shot if I feel I got a good idea.
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Re: Baen Fantasy Awards 2017
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