STATUS of the Judging Rounds for all Sixteen Divisions of the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards – the 2018 CIBAs – Official Notification to the CIBA 2018 Semi-Finalists


We have just completed the final sweep of all of the 2018 Chanticleer Int’l Book Awards submissions. All of the divisions have announced the authors and titles that have moved forward to the SEMI-FINALIST positions.

We always check for stragglers, the inevitable stray, and late ratings coming in from judges (they do this as a labor of love for books and authors), and other anomalies that are just the nature of tracking the thousands of entries that we receive despite our state of the art integrated software program for tracking, DRM, and interaction with the judges.

The works that made it to the 2018 SEMI-FINALIST are currently in the final rounds of judging to discover which ones will move forward to the limited First Place Categories and the coveted grand prize position for each division. The Overall Grand Prize for Best Book will be determined from the 16 divisions’ grand prize winners.


Here are the links to the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards SEMI-FINALISTS for All 16 Divisions. The CIBA ceremony and banquet will take place on Saturday evening of the 2019 Chanticleer Authors Conference that will take place April 25 – 28, 2019 in Bellingham, Wash.

These are the OFFICIAL and FINAL LISTINGS for the 2018 CIBAs SEMI-FINALISTS. The next notification will announce the First Place Category Winners and the Grand Prize Winners and will go out on April 30, 2019.

Cygnus Award for Science Fiction


The CYGNUS Book Awards for Science Fiction Semi-Finalists



The JOURNEY Book Awards for Narrative Non-fiction Semi-Finalists


Cozy Mystery Fiction Award


  The M & M Book Awards for Mystery & Mayhem Semi-Finalists


Gertrude Warner Children's Chapter Books


The GERTRUDE WARNER Book Awards for Middle-Grade Readers Semi-Finalists


Dante Rossetti Awards for YA Fiction


The DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction Semi-Finalists


Pre 1750 Historical Fiction Award


The CHAUCER Book Awards for Pre-1750s Historical Fiction Semi-Finalists


Post 1750s Historical Fiction Award


The GOETHE Book Awards for Post-1750s Historical Fiction Semi-Finalists


Western Pioneeer Civil War Fiction Award


The LARAMIE Book Awards for Western, Prairie, & Civil War Fiction Semi-finalists


Romance Fiction Award


The CHATELAINE Book Awards for Romantic Fiction Semi-Finalists


Thriller Suspense Fiction Award


The CLUE Book Awards for Suspense and Thriller Fiction Semi-Finalists


Early Readers and Picture books


The Little Peeps Book Awards for Picture Books and Early Readers Semi-Finalists



 The OZMA Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction Semi-Finalists 



The PARANORMAL Book Awards for Supernatural and Paranormal Fiction Semi-Finalists



The GLOBAL THRILLER Book Awards for Lit Lab and Global Thrillers Semi-Finalists


Mainstream Contemporary Fiction Awards


The SOMERSET Book Awards for Literary, Contemporary, and Satirical Fiction Semi-Finalists



The I & I Book Awards for Instructional and Insightful Non-Fiction Works Semi-Finalists



Each of the Semi-Finalists has been notified individual by email from the president of Chanticleer Reviews, Kathryn “Kiffer” Brown at We will send the second and final round of email notifications to the 2018 Semi-Finalists starting on Monday, March 25, 2019.

The email includes links to Semi-Finalists Digital Badges, Semi-Finalists Book Stickers, a discount code for CAC19, and other information along with a significant discount code for CAC19 registration packets.

The 2019 Chanticleer Authors Conference will take place on April 26, 27, & 28, 2019.

The Master Classes taught by J.D. Barker and Jessica Morrell will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Registration is required. 

The Books By the Bay Book Room will be managed by Village Books and will be open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday will be the Book Fair day with author signings.

There are six different registration packages available for CAC19.

The 2018 CIBA Banquet and Ceremony will take place on the evening of April 27, 2019. For more information, please visit the latest web post for the latest information, status, and updates about timing, photo opportunities, etc. Registration is required to attend the CAC19 and the CIBA Banquet and Awards Ceremony* and tickets are required for admittance.

Good luck to all of the 2018 CIBA Semi-Finalists as their works compete in the final rounds of judging.

Each of the authors whose works made it into the CIBA Semi-Finalists should be very proud!  Congratulations! You definitely have something to crow about! 

*And, finally, you do not have to be present at the conference or the awards ceremony to win, but it sure is a lot more fun!

Btw, the Submissions Deadline for the 2019 CYGNUS, JOURNEY, and M&M Book Awards is April 30, 2019! Don’t delay. Enter today!