Dante Rossetti Awards for YA FictionThe Dante Rossetti Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Young Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Book Awards Writing Competitions.







These titles are in the running for the 5 First Place Positions for the 2016 Dante Rossetti Book Awards.

Congratulations to these authors for their works moving up from the 2016 Rossetti Finalists to the Short List. The novels will now compete for the First Place Category Positions!

These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to FINALISTS LIST  and now has moved forward to the SHORT LIST of the 2016 Rossetti  Book Awards. They are now 2016 M&M Semi-Finalists as they compete for the limited First in Category Positions of the 2016 Rossetti Book Awards in the last rounds of judging.

Chanticleer SHORTLIST

Each of the titles below have earned the Rossetti Book Awards SHORT LIST Semi-Finalists bragging rights!

More than $30,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2016 writing competition winners!


The Dante Rossetti Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres  are:  Contemporary Young Adult, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal, Dystopian/Edgy/Urban, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, Historical Young Adult, YA Adventure.

The following titles will compete for the FIRST IN CATEGORY Positions and Book Awards Packages and the 2016 Dante Rossetti Grand Prize for Best YA Book.

This is the OFFICIAL SHORT LIST as of Jan. 26, 2017 for the Dante Rossetti 2016 Novel Writing Contest for Young Adult Fiction.

  • Bryan Ney – Calamity Jane: How the West Began
  • Jodie Esch – Little White Lies
  • T.S. Pettibone – Hatred Day
  • D. J. Adamson – Outre
  • Wende Dikec – Tiger Lily
  • Susan Faw – Seer of Souls 
  • K.C. Finn – Legion Lost
  • Harold Coyle – The Other Side of the Wire
  • Richard Mann – Wasted in Waldport
  • Jesikah Sundin – ELEMENTS (The Biodome Chronicles #2)
  • K.J. McPike – XODUS
  • Christopher Mannino – School of Deaths
  • Alex Paul – SeaJourney
  • Sheena Snow –  Sparked (The Metal Bones Series Book 1)
  • Nancy Pennick – 29
  • Jeffrey Stagg – A Campfire Nightmare
  • Norma Hinkens – Immurement
  • Edward Mountain – Cerulean Skies

This is the Official List of Semi-Finalists for the 2016 Dante Rossetti Awards

Chanticleer Short List


Short-Listed Authors in attendance will be recognized on stage during the awards ceremony on April 1, 2017 and are eligible for “Short-Listed” Rossetti YA Book Awards promotional stickers. 

The Dante Rossetti Semi- Finalists will compete for the Dante Rossetti First In Category Positions, which consists of Four Judging Rounds.  First Place Category Award winners will automatically be entered into the Dante Rossetti GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition, which has a cash prize of $200. The CBR Grand Prize Genre Winners will compete for the CBR Overall Grand Prize for Best Book and its $1,000 purse.  First Place Category titles and the Rossetti Grand Prize award winner will be announced at the CAC17 awards ceremony. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at Info@ChantiReviews.com. 

Congratulations to the Semi-Finalists who were Short-Listed in this fiercely competitive contest! 

Good Luck to all of the Dante Rossetti Finalists as they compete for the coveted First Place Category  positions.

First In Category announcements will be made in our social media postings as the results come in.

The 2016 Dante Rossetti Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the April 1st, 2017 Chanticleer Writing Contests Annual Awards Gala, which takes place on the last evening of the Chanticleer Authors Conference that will be held in Bellingham, Wash. 

We are now accepting submissions into the 2017 Dante Rossetti Awards writing competition. The deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2017. Please click here for more information or to enter the contest.