Baen Books publishes science fiction and fantasy only.

Baen Books



Baen Books Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Baen Books strongly prefers electronic submissions but will accept hard copy submissions. See the guidelines for details.
P.O. Box 1188
Wake Forest NC 27588

Phone: (919) 570-1640

Submitting Your Work to Baen Books

Before submitting to Baen Books

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Baen Books by reading a sample issue before submitting.


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From the Baen Books guidelines:

We publish only science fiction and fantasy. Writers familiar with what we have published in the past will know what sort of material we are most likely to publish in the future: powerful plots with solid scientific and philosophical underpinnings are the sine qua non for consideration for science fiction submissions. As for fantasy, any magical system must be both rigorously coherent and integral to the plot, and overall the work must at least strive for originality.

Those manuscripts which survive the "first cut" as outlined above are then judged primarily on plot and characterization.

Submission Guidelines Details for Baen Books

Market Type: Book


Accepts: Fantasy, science fiction

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