These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2018 Rossetti Book Awards LONG LIST (aka the Slush Pile Survivors).
HOW to SET the WORLD on FIRE by OZMA Award-Winning Author, T.K. Riggins – Sword & Sorcery, YA, Coming of Age, Dragons
A fast-paced, magical, and beautifully penned Young Adult novel packed full of familiar plots and engaging characters, How to Set the World on Fire, will have you begging for more from debut award-winning author, T.K. Riggins.
SCHOOL of DEATHS (The Scythe Wielder’s Secret Book 1) by Christopher Mannino – YA Fantasy, Coming of Age, Magical Worlds
A sizzling plot combined with smart, confident prose makes School of Deaths an exceptional read for YA audiences – and all who love fantasy.
We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 OZMA Book Awards for Fantasy Novels.
Risk and reward weigh heavily for Lani Yavari as she fights to reunite her family - possibly at the cost of her own life. A strong, vibrantly brilliant contemporary metaphysical Y/A novel that belongs alongside the greats!
We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction.
KEELIC and the PATHFINDERS of MIDGARTH (The Keelic Travers Chronicles Book 2) by Alexander Edlund – Science Fiction, Middle-Grade Coming of Age, Action/Adventure
A futuristic Y/A Science Fiction pick that will capture readers’ imaginations and entertain them for years to come. Keelic and the Pathfinders of Midgarth belongs in the hands of those who yearn for a great read with enchanting lands, fantastical adventures and an emerging hero with a lot of heart.
AMASKAN’S BLOOD, Book 1 of the Boahim Series by Raven Oak – Coming of Age, Sword & Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Y/A
A wonderfully empowering book for young adults, especially young women, and fans of fantasy and historical fiction who will want to add Oak’s brand of lore to their must-read lists. It's good news that this is the first book in a series.
The SPIRIT SHIELD SAGA: SEER of SOULS by Susan Faw – Epic Fantasy, Mythology & Folklore, Coming of Age Y/A
Larger-than-life storytelling at it's best as epic villains and courageous heroes face off in the first book in The Spirit Shield Saga, an entertaining and spell-binding Y/A Fantasy for all ages.