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Official Announcement of the Chanticleer International Book Awards 2019 Semi-Finalists (the 2019 #CIBAs)

We have just completed the final sweep of all seventeen divisions of the 2019 Chanticleer Int’l Book Awards submissions. All of the divisions’ Semi-Finalists have been announced.

Each one of the Semi-Finalists has been notified by email from the president of Chanticleer Reviews, Kathryn “Kiffer” Brown at

Additionally, all 17 divisions’ Semi-Finalists have been posted on the Chanticleer Reviews website (see links below), have been sent out in  e-newsletters to our entire subscriber list, and have been announced on Chanticleer’s Facebook page and on Twitter social media platforms.

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 interactions with the judges.

The works that made it to the 2019 SEMI-FINALIST are currently in the final rounds of judging to determine 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 17 divisions’ grand prize winners.

An Important Announcement from KIFFER – the Chanticleer Authors Conference has been postponed until September 3 -6, 2020 (from the original date of April 16-19, 2020) due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation. This postponement was decided on March 12, 2020.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are scrambling with the rescheduling and the logistics. All registrants have been notified by individual emails. We will post updates as we know more.

We are currently working on the schedule of CAC events and CIBA announcements for the new dates. Thank you for our patience and understanding during this  unique event that is presenting new challenges on many  fronts for everyone. 

All Semi-Finalists in attendance at the 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference that is scheduled to take place April 16 -19, 2020 will be recognized. CAC 20 is the sponsor of the Chanticleer International Book Awards banquet and ceremony. The First Place Category Winners and Grand Prize winners for all seventeen divisions will be announced at the banquet and ceremony that will take place the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2020. The Overall Grand Prize Winner will be announced and presented with the cash prize of $1,000 USD on that exciting evening.

(We’ve added a division, so standby for the new graphic — thanks!).

Levels of Achievements for Book Awards

Here are the links to the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards SEMI-FINALISTS for All 17 Divisions.




The CYGNUS Book Award for Science Fiction Semi-Finalists





The JOURNEY Book Award for Narrative Non-Fiction Semi-Finalists





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





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




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






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





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





The LARAMIE Book Awards for Americana Fiction Semi-Finalists





The CHATELAINE Book Awards for Romantic Fiction Semi-Finalists




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






The LITTLE PEEPS Book Awards for Early Readers and Picture Books Semi-Finalists





The OZMA Book Awards for Fantasy Fiction Semi-Finalists





The PARANORMAL Book Awards for Supernatural Fiction Semi-Finalists




The GLOBAL THRILLERS Book Awards for High Stakes Suspense Novels Semi-Finalists






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




The I & I Book Awards for Instruction and Insight Semi-Finalists





The NELLIE BLY Book Awards for Journalistic Non-Fiction Semi-Finalists





Each of the Semi-Finalists has been notified by email from the president of Chanticleer Reviews, Kathryn “Kiffer” Brown at

Additionally, all 17 divisions’ Semi-Finalists have been posted on the Chanticleer Reviews website (see above links), sent out in  e-newsletters to our subscriber list, announced on Chanticleer’s Facebook page and on Twitter social media platforms.

We will send the second and final round of email notifications to the 2019 Semi-Finalists starting before Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

The email includes links to Semi-Finalists Digital Badges, Semi-Finalists Book Stickers, a discount code for CAC20, and other information along with a significant discount code for CAC20 registration packets.

The 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference is scheduled to take place on April 17, 18, & 19, 2020.

The Master Classes taught by Jessica Page Morrell and Robert Dugoni will take place on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Registration is required. 

There are five different registration packages available for CAC20.  Don’t delay. Register today! 

The 2019 CIBA Banquet and Ceremony will take place on the evening of April 18th, 2020. 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 CAC20 and the CIBA Banquet and Awards Ceremony* and tickets are required for admittance.

Good luck to all of the 2019 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 2020 CYGNUS, JOURNEY, and M&M Book Awards is April 30, 2020! Don’t delay. Enter today!