2022 Manuscript Semifinalists

Our judges have finished their initial review of the 2022 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Project contest submissions. Congratulations to those semifinalists listed below moving on to our second round (in alphabetical order by author last name).

  • The Ex-Trail by Karyn Bowman (Manteno Public Library District)
  • Chrysalis of Fire by Pete Cholewinski (Naperville Public Library)
  • How to Spot A Fake by Rachelle Dio (Cook Memorial Public Library District)
  • Noah’s Ark by Matthew Holmes (La Grange Park Public Library District)
  • Beyond Maxwell Street by Della Leavitt (Chicago Public Library)
  • Hold Hands in Darkness by Carl Nusbaum (Northbrook Public Library)
  • Silent Hearts by Anita Renaghan (Gail Borden Public Library District)
  • House Call by Sarah Roots (Chicago Public Library)
  • A Girl with a Knife by Alina Rubin (Niles-Maine District Library)
  • It’s Raining Men by Hollie Smurthwaite (Chicago Public Library)
  • Get a Life by Dan Woessner (Sterling Public Library)

Details about our Manuscript Project are found here.