2019 Manuscript Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Announcing our second annual Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Project contest is now open.

Starting November 1, 2019 and continuing through January 2, 2020, we are accepting complete manuscripts of adult fiction in book length (50,000 to 100,000 words) from Illinois authors only. NEW this year: authors can submit their work directly. Visit the Manuscript Project page for details about this year's contest. And to start the submission process, visit the For Authors section of our website.

Watch a video about last year's Manuscript Project contest winner, Hollie Smurthwaite, here.