Congratulations to the winners of the YARWA 2020 Rosemary contest for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction.


2020 Rosemary Contest

Contemporary and Realistic Category

  • First Place: Eclipsed by Caroline Noonan
  • Second Place: Not That Fat by Ann-Marie Yerks
  • Third Place: Stay by Kim O’Brien
  • Runner Up: The Stolen Life by Jackie Rutherford

New Adult Category

  • First Place: Cursed Crown by Kellie Michelle Parker
  • Second Place – Tie: Artificial Friends by Addison Brae & Rome’s Redemption by Lee Somerled

Paranormal Category

  • First Place – Tie: The Wildwoods by K. Elizabeth Young & A Whisper of Death by Yanicke Forfang
  • Third Place: Rune by Janie Begman and Judy Myers
  • Runner Up: Girls Lost and Found by Jenna Baner

Speculative Category

  • First Place: Face the Night by Lani Forbes
  • Second Place: Girl With Three Eyes by Priya Ardis
  • Third Place: One Sprint Too Slow by Gregory Henry

Thriller and Suspense

  • First Place: Primordial by Madeline Rue
  • Second Place: Cleansed by Christina Dotson
  • Third Place: Escape the Room by Sandi Van Lieu

2021 Rosemary Contest

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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