The Dante Rossetti Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Young Adult Fiction.

Dante Rossetti imagesWe are honored to post the Official List of 1st Place Category Winners for the Dante Rossetti Awards 2013 for Young Adult Fiction, a division of Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions.

These 1st Place Category Winners  have been read cover to cover and have made it through seven rounds of judging. The authors of the winning titles will receive a Chanticleer Editorial Book Review and promotional package.

First Place Category winners will compete for Overall Best of The Dante Rossetti Awards for Young Adult  Fiction 2013.  Overall Best Book for the Dante Rossetti Awards 2013 will win a $250 purse and will compete for the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Awards Grand Prize for Best Book 2013 and a $1,000 purse (U.S. Dollars).

The Overall First Place Genre Winner for the Dante Rossetti Awards 2013 is:

Thomas P. Wise and Nancy Wise, The Borealis Genome

The First Place Category Winners Titles & Authors of the Dante Rossetti Awards for Young Adult Fiction 2013  are:

  • Time Travel, Sci-Fi: Cryptic Space – Book One: Foresight by Deen Ferrell
  • Romantic/Fantasy: Creatura by Nely Cab
  • Christian: Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
  • Contemporary/Paranormal: The Undead by Elsie Elmore
  • Thriller: Spirit Legacy by E.E.Holmes
  • New Adult: The Immortal Game  by Joannah Miley
  • Edgy: Black Crow, White Lie by Candi Sary
  • Dystopian : All is Silence by Robert L. Slater
  • Urban: Leon Martin and the Fantasy Girl by Andre Swartley
  • Speculative: The Borealis Genome by Thomas P. Wise and Nancy Wise

We now have a new category for outstanding works that didn’t quite fit into the YA/New Adult categories, but were stellar works for younger readers.

  • Tweens Coming of Age: A Town Bewitched by Suzanne de Montigny
  • Tweens Fantasy: Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell by Jen Barton
  • Tweens Historical: Dangerous Road by Jenny Clark
  • Tweens Inspirational: The Knoll by Ginger Cucolo
  • Tweens Paranormal: The Mouse Catcher: Witches Beware  by Julie G. Helm
  • Tweens Adventure: IWalter by Mike Hartner

Now this is something to CROW about!

Congratulations to the Dante Rossetti 2013 Finalists!

The staff and judges at Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions want to thank everyone who participated in the Dante Rossetti YA Writing Competition 2013.  Keep on Writing! 

  • The deadline for the Dante Rossetti Awards 2013 was April 30, 2013.
  • The deadline for the Dante Rossetti Awards 2014 was April 30, 2014.
  • The deadline for the Dante Rossetti Awards 2015 is April 30, 2015.

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