Baen Books and the National Space Society are sponsoring a short story contest in memory of Jim Baen.
They are looking for short stories "of no more than 8,000 words, that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration". They want stories which feature "Moon bases, Mars colonies, orbital habitats, space elevators, asteroid mining, artificial intelligence, nano-technology, realistic spacecraft, heroics, sacrifice, adventure"...
First prize is publication on the Baen Books main website, paid at the pro rates. Plus a specially designed award, free entry into the 2010 International Space Development Conference, a year's membership in the National Space Society ($45 level) and a prize package containing various Baen Books, Jim Baen's Universe and National Space Society merchandise.
Second and third prizes are a year's membership in the National Space Society ($45 level), and a prize package containing various Baen Books, Jim Baen's Universe and National Space Society merchandise.
Deadline is 1 April 2010. Submissions should be sent as .rtf attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the word SUBMISSION in the subject line. Note that manuscripts should not include the author's name.
See here for full details.