2011 Baen Memorial Writing Contest
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.
The Baen contest is for short stories than 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration.
Go to the 2011 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest to find out more information and to register for this contest/