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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 works have advanced from the ShortList to the Semi-Finalist List for the 2019 Dante Rossetti Book Awards.

Congratulations to the 2019 Dante Rossetti SemiFinalists! 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sandra L Rostirolla – Cecilia 
  • Zachry Wheeler – Max and the Multiverse
  • 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 as your works compete for the 2019 First Place Category Positions and the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize Book Award!  

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. The CIBAs Book Awards Banquet and Ceremony is sponsored by the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference.  Please click on the link for more information about this progressive conference that focuses on the business and marketing of being an author and a publisher.



We are now accepting entries into the 2020 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for YA Fiction. Please click here for more information.
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