2022 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Alina Rubin with her book A Girl with a Knife for winning our 2022 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author contest! 

As the winner, Alina will get the following:

  • Statewide recognition by Illinois libraries as the top indie-published fiction novel.
  • $2000 cash prize
  • Opportunities to promote her book(s) at Illinois public libraries
  • Opportunity to compete with other IAP contest winners for the Indie Author of the Year award
  • And more

We will be hosting an official awards ceremony on April 24, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Niles-Maine library. Click here for details.