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Dante Rossetti Awards for YA Fiction

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

Named in honor of the British poet & painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti who founded the Pre-Ralphaelite Brotherhood in 1848.



Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about twelve to eighteen (imaginary or real). Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Romance, Literary, we will put them to the test to discover the best.

These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2019 Dante Rossetti Book Awards LONG LIST and now have progressed to the 2019 SHORTLIST.

Congratulations to the 2019 Dante Rossetti Shortlisters! 

  • Navya Sarikonda – The Enchanters’ Child
  • J.A. Roth – When The Bee Stings
  • Veronica Myers – Winter’s Progeny
  • Zachary Ryan – High School Queens
  • Julieanne Lynch – Beneath the Lighthouse
  • Jacinta Jade – Change of Darkness
  • Kelly Watt – The India Diaries: Book One Tiger’s Rock
  • J. Taylor Baker – The Cardorian Complex
  • Glen Sobey – No Fences in Alaska
  • Jan Von Schleh – But Not Forever
  • Michelle Rene – Manufactured Witches
  • Nancy Thorne – Victorian Town
  • Ted Neill – Jamhuri, Njambi & Fighting Zombies
  • A. Cort Sinnes – Quicksilver
  • Leslea Wahl – Where You Lead
  • C.R. Stewart – Britfield and the Lost Crown
  • Susan Brown – Twelve
  • J.T. Blossom – The Tunes of Lenore
  • James M Roberts – The Crossroads of Logan Michaels
  • Sandra L Rostirolla – Cecilia Futuris
  • Kristina Bak – Nowever
  • Zachry Wheeler – Max and the Multiverse
  • V. A. Givens – Sealed with a Twist
  • Tom Edwards – The Honourable Catherine
  • Michael Bialys – The Chronicles of the Virago: Book I The Novus
  • David Patneaude – Fast Backward
  • John Middleton – Dillion & The Curse of Arminius

Good luck to all! 

Which of these works will move forward in the judging rounds for the 2019 Dante Rossetti  Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction?

These entries are now in competition for 2019 Dante Rossetti Semi-Finalists positions. Semi-Finalists will be announced and recognized at the CAC20 banquet and ceremony. The First Place Category Winners, along with the CIBA Division Grand Prize winners, will be selected from the 16 CIBA divisions Semi-Finalists. We will announce the 1st Place Category winners and Grand Prize Division Winners at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.

We are now accepting entries into the 2020 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for YA Fiction. 
As always, please contact us at with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!