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The Dante Rossetti Awards for Young Adult Fiction are named for the British painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Rossetti founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an exclusive group in the mid-nineteenth century which garnered as much fame and attention equatable to the Game of Thrones cast today.
Rossetti’s paintings, in particular, were characterized by the long and wavy hair of young women. It is this youthful beauty that has been immortalized in his work and captures the immovable spirit of adolescence which is so fraught with changing emotions. These woman he painted are often quite romantic. His wife would often model for the paintings or the wives of his friends in the Brotherhood. It was rumored that Rossetti had several lovers.
Visitors today can view Rossetti’s work at the Louvre or the Met. In addition to painting, he was also a writer. Several of his poems address emotions and feelings in all of their complexity, similar to his painted works.
Chanticleer has chosen Dante Rossetti as the namesake of our young adult fiction awards, because of Rossetti’s strong connection to works of beauty and emotions as swift as the changing seasons. Both aspects embody what it means to be young. We feel that the sentiment expressed by the Pre-Raphaelite movement exemplifies what inspires many authors to pick up their proverbial pens to express their emotions and their observations of the visceral dynamics of living.
Hall of Fame Listing of the Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First Place and Grand Prize winners!
2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First in Category Winners
- Climb, Run, Drown by Cheryl G. Bostrom
- Tookan Attack by Alex Paul
- Reality Gold by Tiffany Brooks
- 2nd Gen by Andrea and William Vaughan
- Change of Chaos by Jacinta Jade
- Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance
- Soul Sacrifice by Susan Faw
The 2018 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Grand Prize:
WHISPERS by Lynn Yvonne Moon
2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First in Category Winners
- Nature’s Confession by JL Morin
- Slave to Fortune by DJ Munro
- Cryptic Spaces: Dark Edge Rising by Deen Ferrell
- Track Two on Repeat by Rebekah N. Bryan
- Becoming Jonika by PJ Devlin
- Soul Sanctuary by Susan Faw
The 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Grand Prize:
SLAVE TO FORTUNE by D. J. Munro
2016 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First in Category Winners
- SeaJourney by Alex Paul
- Seer of Souls by Susan Faw
- School of Deaths by Christopher Mannino
- Xodus by K.J. McPike
- The Other Side of the Wire by Harold Coyle
The 2016 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Grand Prize:
SEER OF SOULS by Susan Faw
2015 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First in Category Winners
Alix Nichols – What If It’s Love
- Kathe Maguire – The Harriet Club
Christopher Allen Poe – Dark Sight
Danielle Burnette – The Spanish Club
- James Zerndt – The Cloud Seeders
- Pamela Beason – Race with Danger
- Nikki McCormack – The Girl and the Clockwork Cat
- Luke Evans – Hex
- Gail Selvig – O.W.L.S. and Other Creatures of the Night
- Lis Anna-Langston for Tupelo Honey
The 2015 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Grand Prize:
THE GIRL AND THE CLOCKWORK CAT by Nikki McCormack
2014 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First in Category Winners
- Padgett Lively for Odette Speex: Time Traitors, Book 1
- Gretchen Wing for The Flying Burgowski
- Jesikah Sundin for Legacy: The Biodome Chronicles, Book 1
- Roni Teson for Twist
- S.A. Hunter for Elanraigh: The Vow
- Nely Cab for Fruit of Misfortune: Creatura Book 2
- Chris Pawlukiewicz for Dreams of a Red Horizon
- Scott Smith for An Outcast State
- Stephanie Keyes for The Star Catcher
- Elizabeth Barlo: Ruth 66
- Tiana Warner for Ice Massacre
- Elisabeth Hamill for Song Magick
- Mark Murphy for The Curse of the Thrax
- Kirsten Pulioff for The Escape of Princess Madeline
- Ben Hutchins for The Lackawanna Prophecies: Black Shadow
The 2014 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Grand Prize:
LEGACY: BIODOME CRONICLES BOOK ONE by Jesikah Sundin
2013 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction First in Category Winners
- Cryptic Space – Book One: Foresight by Deen Ferrell
- Creatura by Nely Cab
- Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
- The Undead by Elsie Elmore
- Spirit Legacy by E.E.Holmes
- The Immortal Game by Joannah Miley
- Black Crow, White Lie by Candi Sary
- All is Silence by Robert L. Slater
- Leon Martin and the Fantasy Girl by Andre Swartley
- The Borealis Genome by Thomas P. Wise and Nancy Wise
The 2013 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Grand Prize:
THE BOREALIS GENOME by Thomas P. Wise and Nancy Wise
Want to be a winner next year? The deadline to submit your book for the Dante Rossetti awards is May 31, 2019. Enter here!
Do your works have what it takes to make it through the CIBA judging rounds? Submit manuscripts and published works into the Chanticleer International Book Awards – Click here for more information about The CIBAs!
The last day to submit your work is May 31, 2019. We invite you to join us, to tell us your stories, and to find out who will take home the prize at CAC20 on April 18th.
The deadline for 2019 submissions has been extended to June 15, 2019. Grand Prize and First Place Winners for 2019 will be announced on April 18, 2020.
Any entries received on or after June 16, 2019, will be entered into the 2020 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Young Adult Fiction. The Grand Prize and First Place for 2020 CIBA winners will be held on April 17, 2021.
As our deadline draws near, don’t miss this opportunity to earn the distinction your work deserves! Enter today!
The DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards – the CIBAs.
The winners will be announced at the CIBA Awards Ceremony on April 18, 2020, that will take place during the 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference. All Semi-Finalists and First Place category winners will be recognized, the first place winners will be whisked up on stage to receive their custom ribbon and wait to see who among them will take home the Grand Prize. It’s an exciting evening of dinner, networking, and celebrations!