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Announcing our 2018 Finalists!

Our librarian judges have scored the entries. And now we are excited to announce this year’s finalists for the 2018 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author contest. Congratulations!

Announcing our 2018 Semi-Finalists!

This year 46 Illinois authors submitted their works of fiction for adult readers to the 2018 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author contest. we are excited to announce the semi-finalists for the 2018 contest.

Another reason to enter

What happens to authors who enter the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project? Well, obviously, there’s a winner, but what about the runners up?

2017 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project Winner

To celebrate the launch of the 2018 contest, enjoy this highlights video from the 2017 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project winner announcement ceremony.

Meet 2017 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Daniel Rosenberg!

The Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project is delighted to announce this year’s winner, author Daniel Rosenberg and his novel, The Towers Still Stand.

Daily Herald – “Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author to be Announced April 12”

The Daily Herald gives details on this year’s contest, including the three finalists, and the big announcement event on April 12 at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL.

Meet the Three 2017 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Finalists!

The judges gave our 20 semi-finalists a careful reading, we tallied up their scores, and we are proud and excited to announce the 2017 finalists in the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project!

Meet the 2017 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Semi-Finalists!

Our librarian judges have carefully read all the submissions, and after much deliberation, we are proud to announce the first round of semi-finalists for the 2017 contest.

She’s…The Most Interesting Author In The World!

Have you met the 2016 Soon To Be Famous winning author, Geralyn Hesslau Magrady? If not, you may be unaware that she is…The Most Interesting Author In The World!

Daily Herald – “Contest spotlights self-published authors in Illinois”

Elena Ferrarin of the Daily Herald spoke with Denise Raleigh of the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author project team and current winning author Geralyn Hesslau Magrady for this piece in December 2016.