Manuscript Project


Manuscript Project

Announcing the latest competition from the librarians who brought you the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project.

Do you have a manuscript ready to take to the next level? We're looking for the best unpublished works of adult fiction. Winner receives these valuable prizes:

  • Professional line editor who will work with you to polish your novel.
  • Professionally designed cover.
  • Self-publishing guidance from past STBF winners and committee members.
  • Finished book automatically entered as semi-finalist status in the 2020 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project contest.

The contest is open now and closes January 2, 2019. We will accept complete manuscripts of adult fiction in book length (50,000 to 100,000 words) from Illinois authors. Click here to apply.

Three rounds of judging by Illinois librarians will lead to a single winner to be announced in April 2019. 

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