Chanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards 2013, a genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions.

Sci-Fi Fantasy ContestsThe Cygnus Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Mythological, and Steampunk fiction. The Cygnus Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

First Place Overall Genre Winner for the Cygnus Awards 2013 is:

Bennett R. Coles, Virtues of War

First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards are:

Science Fiction: Citadel 7, Earth’s Secret by Yuan Jur

Military Sci-fiction: Virtues of War by Bennett R. Coles

Young Adult/Steampunk: The Lotus Effect by Bridget Ladd

Paranormal: Celia’s Heaven by Nancy Canyon

Mythological: Artemis Rising by Cheri Lasota

Women’s Fantasy/SciFi: The Maiden Voyage of the Mary Ann by Linda Reed

Fantasy: Ragnarok: Demon Seed by E. Bishop

  • All First Place Category winners of the Cygnus Awards 2013 competed for Overall 1st Place for the Cygnus Awards.
  • 1st Place Overall Genre winners went on to compete for the position of Chanticleer Book Reviews Grand Prize Blue Ribbon 2013.
  • The deadline for submitting entries to the Cygnus Awards 2013 was Jan. 31, 2013, midnight.
  • The deadline for The Cygnus Awards 2014 was Jan. 31, 2014.
  • The deadline for The Cygnus Awards 2015 is Jan. 31, 2015.

Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media retains the right to not declare “default winners.” Winning works are decided upon merit only. Please visit our Contest Details page for more information about our writing contest guidelines.

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