2023 Manuscript Contest Finalists

Our judges have completed their second review of the 2023 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Project contest submissions. We're excited to announce these three finalists moving on to our final round (in alphabetical order by author’s last name). Watch this website for our winner announcement coming in the late Summer 2023.

  • Burn and Balm by Kate Guerrero (Schaumburg Township District Library)
  • Infinity Mirror by Brian Newcomb (Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District)
  • The Camera Liked Her by Floyd Sullivan (Chicago Public Library, Jefferson Park Branch)

Congratulations to these Illinois authors. For details about our Manuscript Project click here.