Congratulations to all of our finalists in the YARWA Athena Contest for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction and the 2017 Rosemary Contest

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The Athena Contest for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction

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Finalists are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

CONTEMPORARY

  • GUYLINER, J. Leigh Bailey
  • ALL LACED UP, Erin Fletcher
  • HOLDING COURT, K.C. Held
  • THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH, Lisa Brown Roberts

PARANORMAL

  • GLISTEN, Tricia Cerrone
  • TRUE BORN, L.E. Sterling
  • SHADOW, Christi Whitney

NEW ADULT

  • FLOATING LOOSE, Jill Beck
  • THE WHEEL MAGES, Aimee Davis
  • BEYOND THE STARS, Stacy Wise

 
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The 2017 Rosemary Contest

2016 Rosemary Award Finalist-large
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONTEMPORARY

  • THINGS BETTER NOT HEARD, Léonie Kelsall
  • THE SECRETS WE KEEP, Mia Gould
  • SAVING SOPHIE, Debbie Schrack

HISTORICAL

  • KINGS DECEIT, Clara Sawson
  • AN ADAGIO DARK AND LOVELY, Maria Hebert-Leiter
  • ENGINEERING KIT SINCLAIR, Lana Pattinson

NEW ADULT

  • TWIST OF FATE, Marty Mayberry
  • MORE THAN CHEMICAL, Leanne Farella
  • RISKING RILEY, Tara Harlow

PARANORMAL

  • IN HER OWN SKIN, Bronwen Fleetwood
  • AWAKENING THE BLADES, Alexia Chantal
  • THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT, Shannon Curtis

SPECULATIVE

  • PETALS AND RUNES, Elizabeth Menozzi
  • SUNSCORCHED, Jen Crane
  • THE SEVENTH SUN, Lani Forbes

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Winners will be announced at the Day of YA event at the RWA Convention in Orlando.

Thank you to all who entered the contest, our enthusiastic judges, and our dedicated coordinators.

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Monica Jones
Athena Contest Coordinator

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Mary Karlik
Rosemary Contest Coordinator