Cygnus1.pngChanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards 2016, the science fiction, speculative fiction, and steampunk fiction genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions.

The Cygnus Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Science Fiction, Steampunk, and Speculative Fiction.  The Cygnus Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

These Cygnus Awards for science fiction works 2016 First Place Category Winners were recognized on stage at the Chanticleer Authors Conference on April 1, 2017 Awards Banquet.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 CYGNUS First Place Award Winners!

First Place Category Winners for the Cygnus Awards are:

CYGNUS Award Winners: Ryan London, Sara Stamey, & Dennis Clausen

  • Soft Sci-Fi/You​ng Adult: Over by Sean P. Curley
  • Speculative: Wizzy Wig by Tiffany Pitts
  • Apocalypti​c/Dystopia​n:  The Accountant’s Apprentice by Dennis M. Clausen
  • Science Fiction: The Ariadne Connection by Sara Stamey
  • Hard SciFi: Prophecy of the Immortals by Ryan London

Congratulations to Sean Curley author of the 2016 Grand Prize Winner — OVER!

The 1st Place Category Winners competed for the CYGNUS AWARDS 2016 GRAND PRIZE position. The CYGNUS Grand Prize Winner will be announced in the Grand Prize Winners post! Please check back.

We are accepting entries into the 2017 Cygnus Awards Novel Competition for Science Fiction Works.

To compete in the 2017 CYGNUS Awards or for more information, please click here.

THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THE 2017 CYGNUS Novel Writing Competitions is April 30, 2017.

Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media, L.L.C.  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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