2023 Manuscript Contest Semi-finalists

Our judges have completed their initial review of the 2023 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Project contest submissions. We're thrilled to announce these semi-finalists who are moving on to our second round (in alphabetical order by author’s last name):

  • Love in a Time of Monsters by Kathleen Alberts (Alsip-Merrionette Park Library District)
  • The Librarians by Eric Diekhans (Evanston Public Library)
  • Burn and Balm by Kate Guerrero (Schaumburg Township District Library)
  • The Family You Choose by Christina Ho (Vernon Area Public Library District)
  • The Descent by Donna Kathryn Kelly (Cary Area Public Library District)
  • Infinity Mirror by Brian Newcomb (Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District)
  • The Untimely Death of Erica Javitz by Barbara E. Schmidt (Lillie M. Evans Library District)
  • The Lake House by Patti Sherry-Crews (Evanston Public Library)
  • 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.