Shorts & Novellas Writing ContestsThese titles are in the running for the 2016 Overall Best Short Story/Novella Award and the three runner up positions.

The SHORTS & NOVELLAS  Award is a division of Chanticleer International Writing Competitions. Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best fiction short stories and novellas.

These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to FINALISTS LIST and now has moved forward to the SHORT LIST.  They are now 2016 SHORTS & NOVELLAS Semi-Finalists as they compete for the Overall First Place Shorts Award and three runner up positions in the last rounds of judging.


Congratulations to these authors for their works moving up from the 2016 Finalists List to the Short List (Semi-Finalists).

  • B. K. Smith – Laina & the Vamp 
  • Lucy Carol – Kill the Crazy
  • Jesikah Sundin – Lynden (TRANSITIONS: Novella Collection / “The Biodome Chronicles #2.5”)
  • Jesikah Sundin – Mack (TRANSITIONS: Novella Collection / “The Biodome Chronicles #2.5”)
  • Kris Felstehausen – The Secret
  • J.L. Oakley – Coconut Island
  • Olivia Rivard – Vacuum
  • Olivia Rivard – Danielle’s Inferno
  • Joe Corso – Engine 24 Fire Stories 1, 2, 3
  • Penny Page – Not Haunted
  • Tom And Nancy Wise – Life On Base: Quantico Cave Short Story
  • Ken Oder – The Old Bull
  • Deborah Fleming – Easy Lives
  • TC Booth – Beyond Vica
  • Andrea Downing – Dearest Darling

All Short Listers in attendance to CAC17 will receive high visibility along with special badges to wear during the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala. All Short Listers in attendance will be recognized on stage during the Chanticleer Awards Ceremony.

Chanticleer Short List

Good Luck to all of the Semi-Finalists as they compete for the coveted Overall First Place Award and the three runner up positions.

All prize winners 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 SOMERSET Awards Book Awards writing competition. Please click here for more information.

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