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 2018 application process is now open! The contest runs from October 10, 2017 and closes January 8, 2018. Judging begins soon after.
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 2018 ILA Conference or the 2018 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.
We are accepting applications for the 2018 contest now! 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.