The SOMERSET Book Awards (CIBAs) for Literary, Contemporary, & Satirical Fiction – the 2018 Long List

The SOMERSET Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of Literary, Contemporary, & Satirical Fiction. The Somerset Book Awards is a genre division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The #CIBAs).


Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring contemporary stories, literary themes, adventure, satire, humor, magic realism or women and family themes, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

Information about the #CIBAs Long Lists and Short Lists and Announcement Rounds.

These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2018 Long List (aka the Slush Pile Survivors).

These entries are now in competition for the 2018 SOMERSET SHORT LIST. The Short Listers will compete for the Semi-Finalists positions. Semi-Finalists will receive an email confirmation.

The coveted First  Place Category Winners of the 2018 SOMERSET Book Awards will be selected from the Semi-Finalists in the final rounds of judging.  The First Place Category Winners will be announced at the Chanticleer Awards Banquet and Ceremony. 

The First Place Category winners will automatically be entered into the SOMERSET GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition.  The 16 CBR Grand Prize Genre Winners will compete for the CBR Overall Grand Prize for Best Book and its $1,000 purse. First Place Category and Grand Prize Awards will be announced and recognized at the Chanticleer Awards Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Bellingham, Washington.

These titles are in the running for the SHORT LIST of the 2018 SOMERSET Book Awards novel competition for Literary, Contemporary, and Satirical  Fiction.

The Official  2018  SOMERSET Book Awards Long List:

  • Nanette Littlestone – Bella Toscana
  • R. J. Hershberger – Kicked by a Sparrow
  • Scott M. Madden – The Specter
  • J.P. Kenna – Allurement Westward
  • Heidi M. Thomas – Finding True Home
  • Lee Kaiser – Fairytales of the Unborn/Patna’s Ratcatcher 
  • Debu Majumdar – Night Jasmine Tree
  • Chief John J. Mandeville – Bar Tales
  • V. & D. POVALL – Jackal in the Mirror
  • V. & D. POVALL – Secrets of Innocence
  • Tom Edwards – Undercover: A Jason Franklin Novel
  • Patricia Striar Rohner – Shari’s Secret
  • T. J. Tanksley – Tainted Visions
  • Bob Holt – Cowboy
  • Patrick M. Garry – In the Shadow of War
  • Chynna Laird – Passing Loop
  • Tim Gingras – RVN
  • Barbara Stark-Nemon – Hard Cider- a novel
  • Joe English – A Place Called Schugara
  • Donna LeClair – Inch By Inch
  • J. L. Skirvin – Epitome Place
  • Patricia Sands – Drawing Lessons
  • Edythe Anstey Hanen – Nine Birds Singing
  • Michelle Rene – Maud’s Circus
  • Ellen Notbohm – The River by Starlight
  • June N. Foster – The Girl and the Golden Leaf
  • PJ Devlin – Wishes, Sins and the Wissahickon Creek
  • Beth Burgmeyer – Silent Echo
  • Megan A. Clancy – The Burden of a Daughter
  • Helen Bea Kirk – Done Running
  • Elizabeth Crowens – Dear Bernie, I’m Glad You’re Dead
  • Priscilla Audette – Lost
  • John Stafford – Prayer of Vengeance
  • Conon Parks – Some Kind of Ending
  • Donna LeClair – Fan Fiction Women
  • Lenore Rowntree – Cluck
  • Tikiri – Disowned
  • Claire Fullerton – Little Tea
  • Yorker Keith – Awakening of the Summer
  • Linda Watkins – Summer Girl, A Novel
  • John Hansen – Unfortunate Words
  • Lorenzo Petruzziello – The Love Fool
  • Bob Holt – The Cowboy
  • Diane B. Saxton – Peregrine Island
  • Tom Edwards – If I Should Die 
  • Susan St. John – Mad Mischief, A Novel
  • Petra March – A Different Kind of Lovely: A Novel
  • Claire Fullerton – Mourning Dove
  • Markus McDowell – To and Fro Upon the Earth: A Novel
  • Chad Boles – Blinded Authority

To view the 2017 Somerset Book Award Winners, please click here.

The submission deadline for the 2018 Somerset Book Awards was Nov. 30, 2018.

We are now accepting entries to the 2019 Somerset Book Awards. Please click here for more information and to enter.

2019-06-29T13:26:10-07:00By |

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