This year 46 Illinois authors submitted their works of fiction for adult readers to the 2018 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author contest. Our librarian judges carefully reviewed all the submissions, and after much deliberation, we are excited to announce the semi-finalists for the 2018 contest. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the 19 authors listed above. We thank everyone who took the time to submit their work (and their sponsoring libraries). And if you didn’t make it to the second round this year, we encourage you to keep writing and editing. And perhaps, try again next year. (The 2019 contest will open mid-October 2018). Watch for the next big announcement – our three finalists – in mid-March.