Submit your indie published adult or YA novel today.
The Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project is now accepting submissions for our 2020 contest. The submission deadline closes May 31, 2020.
This year, the winners of the contest will receive:
- Statewide recognition by Illinois libraries as the top indie-published books in adult and young adult genres
- $500 prize each for our two winners, one in each genre
- Opportunities to promote your book(s) at Illinois public libraries
- Inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal
- Print book sales to Illinois’ public libraries
- Inclusion in Popup Picks, a mobile media curation service offered by Reaching Across Illinois Library System, for three months
- Opportunity to compete with other Indie Author Project contest winners for the Indie Author of the Year award
- Honors at the 2021 spring IAP reception
- Opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection
Each book that is submitted to the contest must be:
- In an adult fiction or young adult fiction genre
- Written by an Illinois resident
- Available in either ePUB or PDF file
The 2020 contest opens April 1 and the submission deadline is May 31, 2020.