Listen to or download this article:

Post 1750s Historical Fiction AwardThe GOETHE Book Awards recognize emerging new talent in post-1750s Historical Fiction. The Goethe Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).

The Goethe Book Awards competition is named for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who was born at the dawn of the new era of enlightenment on August 28, 1749.

Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring Late Period Historical Fiction. Regency, Victorian,18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, World and other wars, history of non-western cultures, set after the 1750s, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them. The Short Listers’ works will compete for the Semi-Finalists positions. Semi-Finalists will be announced and recognized at the CAC21 banquet and ceremony. We will announce the 1st Place Category winners and Grand Prize Division Winners at the CIBA Ceremonies April 21-25th, 2021 at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. at the 2021 Chanticleer Authors Conference–whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person.

These titles are in the running for the SHORT LIST of the 2020 Goethe  Book Awards for post-1750s Historical Fiction. Good luck to all as your works move on to the next rounds of judging.

  • James Hockenberry – Send The Word
  • Helena P. Schrader – Where Eagles Never Flew: A Battle of Britain Novel
  • Conor Bender – Jubilee
  • Linda Ulleseit – The Aloha Spirit
  • Eileen O’Finlan – Erin’s Children
  • Jon Duncan – Heart of the Few
  • Grahame Shannon – Bay of Devils
  • Leslie K. Barry – Newark Minutemen
  • T. Matt Ryan – One Hell of a Shipmate
  • Richard Alan Schwartz – Wind Chimes, War and Consequence A Novel of the Vietnam War Era
  • Kari Bovee – Folly at the Fair
  • James Padian – A Patriot’s Challenges
  • Betty Bolte – Becoming Lady Washington
  • Betty Bolte – Notes of Love and War 
  • Carrie Kwiatkowski – Revolution
  • Kit Sergeant – The Spark of Resistance: Women Spies in WWII
  • J.P. Kenna – The Anarchist Girl’s Confession
  • Jomo Merritt – Sons of a Mauffen King
  • Lindsey Fera – Muskets and Minuets
  • J.L.Oakley – The Quisling Factor
  • Brigitte Goldstein – Babylon Laid Waste-A Journey in the Twilight of the Idols
  • D.V Chernov – Commissar
  • Gail Noble-Sanderson – The Lavender Bees of Meuse 
  • Michelle Cameron – Beyond the Ghetto Gates
  • Kathryn Gauci – The Poseidon Network
  • Dorothea Hubble Bonneau – Once in a Blood Moon
  • Kate Dike Blair – The Hawthorne Inheritance
  • Nancy H. Wynen – We Did What We Could
  • John M. Millar – The Wars Among the Paines
  • P L Jonas – For Love of Family: A Slovak Immigrant Novel
  • John Hansen – Secrets of the Gros Ventre
  • Elizabeth Bell – Necessary Sins (Lazare Family Saga, Book One)
  • Eileen Harrison Sanchez – Freedom Lessons – A Novel
  • Elizabeth St. Michel – Lord of the Wilderness
  • Donna Scott – The London Monster
  • Jerena Tobiasen – The Destiny, Book III of The Prophecy
  • Jerena Tobiasen – The Emerald, Book II of The Prophecy
  • Jerena Tobiasen – The Crest, Book I of The Prophecy
  • Jenny Ferns – Ripple Effect: Because of the War
  • Gin Westcott – Tangle of Time
  • James Ross – Hunting Teddy Roosevelt
  • Jule Selbo – Breaking Barriers: A Novel Based on the Life of Laura Bassi
  • Linda Stewart Henley – Estelle: A Novel
  • Gregory Erich Phillips – Guilty as Angels
  • Vicky Oliver – Love and Suffrage in Manhattan
  • Roger Newman – Will O’ the Wisp: Madness, War and Recompense
  • Theo Czuk – The Black Bottom
  • Sandra Perez Gluschankoff – Thorns for Raisel
  • Ben Wyckoff Shore – Terribilita
  • Carmela Cattuti – Between the Cracks: one woman’s journey from Sicily to America
  • Wendy Long Stanley – The Power to Deny
  • David Selcer – The Old Stories, a.k.a Da Alt Geshikhtem
  • Pyram King – Destiny’s War – Part 1: Saladin’s Secret
  • Lucinda Brant – Deadly Kin: A Georgian Historical Mystery 
  • Cris Harding – Red Wing

Good Luck to All! 

Which of these works will move forward in the judging rounds for the 2020 Goethe Book Awards for post-1750s Historical Fiction?

Congratulations to Kari Bovee whose work Peccadillo at the Palace An Annie Oakley Mystery took home the Grand Prize for the 2019 Goethe Book Awards.


Here is the link to the 2019 Goethe Book Award Winners!

Our next Chanticleer International Book Awards Ceremonies  will be held  April 21 – 25, 2021, for the 2020 CIBA winners. Enter your book or manuscript in a contest today!

Don’t Delay! Enter Today! 

 Enter your book or manuscript in a contest today!

We are now accepting entries into the 2021 Goethe Book Awards, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at