Drumroll please – the librarians have spoken. The 2018 winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project is Chicago suburbanite author Heather Bentley.
On Thursday, April 26 we announced the winner of the 2018 contest: Heather Bentley. Here are images and a video from the event.
Here is the archive recording of the live winner announcement from Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. where we announced who will Soon to be Famous.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.