Dante Rossetti Awards for YA FictionThe Dante Rossetti Awards recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Young Adult, New Adult, and Tween Novels. The Rossetti Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

More than $25,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2014 writing competition winners!


The Dante Rossetti Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY nine sub-genres are:  Contemporary, Fantasy/Steampunk/SciFi, Romance, Historical, Inspirational, Dystopian/Edgy/Urban, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Lighthearted/Humorous, New Adult, and Tween.

The Official Listing of Finalists  of the Dante Rossetti Awards 2014 Young Adult Novel Competition:

  •  Song Magick by Elizabeth Hamill
  • An Outcast State by Scott Smith
  • The Labyrinth Wall by Emilyann Girdner
  • Student Bodyguard for Hire by Callie James
  • The Black Shadow by Ben Hutchins
  • Skin Deep by Kate Pawson Studer
  • Just Going by Jianna Higgins
  • Crazy Like Mom by Joanna Bowman Woods
  • Scargirl by Eliza Mann
  • Fruit of Misfortune; Creatura Book 2 by Nely Cab
  • A Slow Climb Up the Mountain by Susan Cornfield Dugan
  • Project Aquarius by Colleen Jordan
  • The ARK Brothers by James B. Hoke
  • Odette Speex – Time Traitors by Padgett Lively
  • Unearthed by Karen Seymour
  • Kerry’s Shattered Heart by Samantha Giles
  • Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner
  • The Curse of the Crystal Kuatzin by Jan H. Landsberg
  • The Obsidian Dagger by Brad A. LaMar
  • The Sage Wind Blows Cold by Clint Hollingsworth
  • In the Rock by Mark Facciani
  • Orbit by Leigh Hellman
  • Ambrosia Chronicles, the Discovery by K. C. Simos
  • Chrissie’s Run by S. A. Mahan
  • Mark of the Remaker  by Ian Yamagata
  • Elainraigh: The Vow by S. A. Hunter
  • The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes
  • Kharishma by Jenny L. R. Nay
  • Riding with Crazy Horse by PJ Martin
  • Strega by Karen Monahan Fernandes
  • Ruth 66 by Elizabeth Barlo
  • The Sage of the Heroine by Bobbie Groth
  • The Diamond of Talakmoon by S. E. Burt
  • In the Blink of an Eye by Linda L. Creel
  • Solomon’s Lake by Jenny Clark
  • Scriptors by Shannon Crolly
  • The Curse of the Thrax by Mark Murphy
  • Discovering Daniel by Nadine Christian
  • The Dragon Within by Cindy Lyle
  • The Escape of Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff
  • The Flying Burgowski by Gretchen K. Wing
  • Twist by Roni Teson
  • Once Upon a Road Trip by Angela N. Blount
  • Scattered Links by M. Weidenbenner
  • Sydney West by Rebecca McKinsey
  • Legacy, the Biodome Chronicles by Jesikah Sundin
  • Project Aquarius by Colleen Jordan
  • Orbit by Leigh Hellman
  • Mischief and Mayhem by Monte French
  • Solomon’s Lake by Jenny Clark
  • Dreams of a Red Horizon by Chris Pawlukiewicz


Finalists will continue on to compete for a first place category win in their sub-genre, and then for the overall grand prize of the 2014 Dante Rossetti Awards. First place category winners will receive an award package including a complimentary book review, digital award badges, shelf talkers, book stickers, and more.

 We are now accepting submissions into the Dante Rossetti Awards 2015 for YA Novels. Deadline is April 30, 2015. 

More than $30,000 worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to the Chanticleer Novel Writing Competition winners! Nine genres to enter your novels and compete on an international level.