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The 2013 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest

The 2013 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest 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. The contest has been open for submissions since October 2012, but they close their doors on February 1st. The winners will be notified not later than March 15th, so if you submit, you only have one month and a half to know if it’s a winner or not.


  • 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.
  • No entry fee. But please only submit one story…your best one!
  • No reprints.
  • Deadline – February 1, 2013

To read more and send your submission go to:

Good luck!


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Iulian Ionescu

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