2021 marks the first year of de la Página a la Fama, the Illinois Author Project Spanish-language contest through which libraries are helping to connect local authors writing in Spanish with readers.
The 2021 contest will open in the Spring. Thanks to our partners BiblioBoard, RAILS, and ILA, prizes and eligibility for our winners include:
- Statewide recognition by Illinois libraries as the top indie-published books in adult and young adult genres
- $1000 prize
- Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Illinois public libraries
- Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
- Print book sales to Illinois’ public libraries
- Opportunity to compete with other Indie Author Project contest winners for the Indie Author of the Year award
- Honors at the 2022 spring IAP reception
- Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection
Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:
- In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
- Written by an Illinois resident
- Available in either ePUB or PDF file
This new contest launches in Spring 2021.