Congratulations to the winners of the YARWA 2019 Rosemary contest for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction.


2019 Rosemary Contest

Contemporary Category

  • First Place – Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
  • Second Place – Moore Than a Thief by Megan Besing
  • Third Place – Periodic Attraction by Lana Pattinson

New Adult Category

  • First Place – Claiming Carter by Jennifer Bonds
  • Second Place – Opposites Attract by Jackie Rutherford
  • Third Place – Buckskin Cody by James Montgomery

Paranormal Category

  • First Place – Wicked is the Witch by Sam Taylor
  • Second Place – Whisper by Tracy Bilen
  • Third Place – Daughters of Glaslyn by K. Elizabeth Young

Speculative Category

  • First Place – Star Shadow by Lyssa Mia Smith
  • Second Place – The Dishonest by Lillie Wright
  • Third Place – Black Bay by Mary B. Jolley
  • Honorable Mention – The Gates Between Worlds by Catherine Dougherty

2020 Rosemary Contest

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Winners were announced at the Day of YA event in New York in July. Thank you to everyone who entered, who volunteered to judge, or who helped coordinate. And congratulations again to all the finalists.

Tara Kennedy
Rosemary Contest Coordinator