Aspiring authors NEED YOU to help them apply to the Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Contest
Thank you SO MUCH for being part of this awesome, library-driven initiative! The 2017 application deadline has now passed – watch our site for news as we begin the first round of judging.
To thank libraries for their ongoing support of this project, the sponsoring library of this year’s winner will receive one free registration to either the 2017 ILA Conference in Tinley Park, IL, or the 2017 Reaching Forward conference!
If you have sponsored an author in the past, the application process has changed this year, so please make note of the following details.
By agreeing to be a sponsor you will serve as a contact for the Soon To Be Famous Committee. You will receive an email after the author’s entry is received and again if they are chosen as a finalist.
Please read through the Author Submission Application as well, so you are familiar with the information required from authors.
Missed this year’s contest? We generally begin accepting applications for the next contest in October. You’ll need to provide basic contact information for yourself and the author whom you are nominating. You may also choose to provide a short review and rating by the sponsoring library staff member (this is preferred but not required).
After you submit the form, the author will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their e-book to the contest for judging. The author should receive that email within 10-15 minutes of your submission.