The Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest has been co-sponsored by NSS and Baen Books since 2007. Science fiction writers who create positive stories about man’s future in space are rewarded with professional publication, NSS membership and an award presented each year at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC). These winning entries aren’t pulp tales about galactic empires or alien abductions, but serious near future stories about the sacrifice, heroics, adventure and discovery that will no doubt come hand in hand with our expansion into the solar system.

Submissions are accepted now through Feb.1, 2012, with winners announced no later than March 15, 2012. Grand Prize will be awarded at the 2012 ISDC in Washington D.C., May 24-28, 2012. Please visit the contest website for the full guidelines before sending an entry and please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

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