The DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards for YA Fiction – the SHORTLIST for the 2018 CIBAs

Dante Rossetti Awards for YA FictionThe DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Young Adult Fiction. The Dante Rossetti  Book Awards is a genre division of Chanticleer International Book Awards and Novel Competitions ( The #CIBAs).


These titles have moved forward in the judging slush rounds to the 2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards SHORT LIST. These entries are now in competition for the limited 2018 Dante Rossetti Semi-Finalists from which the First Place Category Positions will be chosen. The Dante Rossetti Book Awards Semi-Finalists and First Place Positions along with  Dante Rossetti Grand Prize Award Winner will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. 

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best new works featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about twelve to eighteen (or those who are young at heart). 


These titles are in the running for the next round – the SEMI-Finalist positions for the 2018  Rossetti  Book Awards novel competition for Young Adult Fiction. Good Luck to All!

2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction – The SHORTLIST

  • Mara Gan – Joined
  • Dan Morales – The Scouts of St. Michael Operation Archangel
  • Luke Jacket – Stuck-up Scumbags of the Eighth Grade 
  • Janeen Swart – The Hidden Truth
  • JoAnna Rowe – Flowers & Fire
  • Robert Wright Jr – Unwanted
  • Alexander Edlund – Keelic and the Pathfinders
  • KB Shaw – From the Shadows
  • Tom Edwards – The Honourable Catherine
  • Carmela A. Martino – Playing by Heart
  • Gina Detwiler  – Forlorn
  • Cheryl G. Bostrom – Climb, Run, Drown
  • Alex Paul – Tookan Attack
  • Lynn Yvonne Moon – Whispers
  • Anne Sweazy-Kulju – Grog Wars, Dos
  • C.A. Gray – Uncanny Valley
  • Molly Lazer – Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale
  • Tiffany Brooks – Reality Gold
  • Andrea and William Vaughan – 2nd Gen
  • P. L. Hamilton – League of Potioneers  
  • Denise Lammi – Lucid World
  • Jacinta Jade – Change of Chaos
  • Chuck Vance – Sneaking Out
  • Andrea Murray – Something New
  • Julie Moffett – White Knights
  • Susan Faw – Soul Sacrifice
  • Sarah Mendivel – Sam’s Theory
  • Christy Nicholas – The Enchanted Swans   
  • Jennifer Alsever – Ember Burning: Trinity Forest Book 1

Congratulations to these authors for their works moving up to the Short List from the slush pile.  These novels will now compete for the (Semi-Finalists) Positions!

The Rossetti  Short Listers will compete for the SemiFinalists positions that will compete for the Rossetti First-In-Category Positions.  First Place Category Award winners will automatically be entered into the Dante Rossetti GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition.  The CBR Grand Prize Genre Winners will compete for the CIBA Overall Grand Prize for Best Book and its $1,000 purse.

Click here for the link to the 2018 Rossetti Long List (Slushpile Survivors) 

The deadline for submissions into the 2018 Rossetti Book Awards was May 30th, 2018

We are now accepting submissions into the 2019 Rossetti Book Awards writing competition.  Please click here for more information. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at 

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