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Dante Rossetti Awards for YA FictionThe 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, and the CIBA judges will evaluate them for the CIBA Levels of Achievement. They will put them to the test and choose the best Young Adult Fiction among them. The CIBAs discover today’s best books! 

The 2019 CIBAs received an unprecedented number of entries making this book awards program even more competitive. More entries along with more competitive works make the final rounds of judging even more demanding. The judges have requested a new level of achievement to be added to the rounds to acknowledge the entries that they deemed should receive a high level of recognition.

We decided that this was the time to incorporate the new level – The FINALISTS – as requested by the CIBA judges. This new level will be incorporated into the 2019 CIBAs Levels of Achievement.  The FINALISTS were selected from the entries that advanced to the 2019 Dante Rossetti Book Awards Semi-Finalists. 

Congratulations to the 2019 DANTE ROSSETTI FINALISTS

  • Veronica Myers – Winter’s Progeny  
  • Julieanne Lynch – Beneath the Lighthouse    
  • Jacinta Jade – Change of Darkness   
  • Michelle Rene – Manufactured Witches  
  • Nancy Thorne – Victorian Town   
  • Ted Neill – Jamhuri, Njambi & Fighting Zombies    
  • A. Cort Sinnes – Quicksilver   
  • C.R. Stewart – Britfield and the Lost Crown    
  • Jan Von Schleh – But Not Forever
  • Susan Brown – Twelve  
  • Sandra L Rostirolla – Cecilia    
  • Zachry Wheeler – Max and the Multiverse   
  • Michael Bialys – The Chronicles of the Virago: Book I The Novus    
  • David Patneaude – Fast Backward  
  • John Middleton Dillion & The Curse of Arminius   

These titles are in the running for the First Place positions of the 2019 DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction.

Good luck to all as your works move on to the next rounds of judging.

The Finalists and the Semi-Finalists will be recognized at the 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference and  at the 2019 CIBA banquet and ceremony.

Congratulations to the authors whose works have advanced to the FINALISTS Level of Achievement!

The First Place Category Winners, along with the CIBA Division Grand Prize winners, will be selected from the 16 CIBA divisions FINALISTS. We will announce the 1st Place Category winners and Grand Prize Division Winners at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, September 5th,  2020 at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.


The 16 divisions of the 2019 CIBAs’ Grand Prize Winners and the  First Place Category Position award winners along with recognizing the Semi-Finalists will be announced at the September 5th at the postponed 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Annual Awards Gala, which takes place at the Chanticleer Authors Conference that will be held in Bellingham, Wash.

Grand Prize Ribbons!

We are now accepting submissions into the 2020 Dante Rossetti Awards Book Awards. The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2020. The winners will be announced in April 2021.

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