Our 2018 Finalists!
Which one of these authors is Soon to be Famous?
In this statewide contest, librarians judge self-published fiction by Illinois authors to select and promote a winner.
Winner Announcement Ceremony
Join us at Fountaindale Public Library on Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. when we will announce this year's contest winner. Click here for details.
- Statewide recognition by libraries as the top self-published book
- $1,000 cash prize
- Announcement of winner and finalists at Gail Borden Public Library event
- Promotion and royalties through sales in the Indie Rock Stars module, alongside indie bestselling superstars
- Print book sales to Illinois libraries
- Inclusion in Popup Picks, a mobile media curation service offered by Reaching Across Illinois Library System, for three months
- Book review in Library Journal
- Book tour of Illinois libraries
- Use the apply/nominate links above to begin the nomination process!