YARWA is proud to announce the finalists for the 2020 Rosemary Award for Excellence in Unpublished Young Adult Fiction.

Rosemary Finalists

Young Adult Contemporary

  • Eclipsed by Caroline Noonan
  • Stay by Kim O’Brien
  • The Stolen Life by Jackie Rutherford
  • Not That Fat by Ann-Marie Yerks

New Adult Contemporary

  • Artificial Friends by Addison Brae
  • Cursed Crown by Kellie Michelle Parker
  • Rome’s Redemption by Lee Somerled

YA/NA Paranormal

  • Girls Lost and Found by Jenna Baner
  • Rune by Janie Begman and Judy Myers
  • The Wildwoods By K. Elizabeth Young
  • A Whisper of Death by Yanicke Forfang

YA/NA Speculative

  • Princess Three Eye by Priya Ardis
  • Face the Night by Lani Forbes
  • One Sprint Too Slow by Gregory Henry

YA/NA Thriller

  • Escape the Room by Sandi Van Lieu
  • Cleansed by Christina Dotson
  • Primordial by Madeline Rue

Winners will be announced in July. Thank you to everyone who entered, who volunteered to judge, or who helped coordinate. And congratulations to all the finalists.

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Tara Kennedy
Rosemary Contest Coordinator