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Adult Fiction

  • Billy Lombardo, 13 Bergman Ct., Forest Park IL 60130
  • Patricia Ann McNair, Fiction Writing Department, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
  • Bayo Ojikutu, 6238 South Ellis Ave Unit #3, Chicago, IL 60637-2975

Adult Nonfiction

  • John Hallwas, 404 S. Edwards St., Macomb IL 61455
  • Re'Lynn Hansen, 14388 Lakeshore Road, Lakeside MI 49116
  • James Merriner, 530 Michigan Ave. #3E, Evanston IL 60202

Biography & Memoir (Adult)

  • Ray Boomhower, Indiana Historical Society Press, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis IN 46202-3269
  • Diane Diekman, Realty Center, 3023 E. 10th St., Sioux Falls SD 57103
  • Gerry Souter, 905 E. Frederick St., Arlington Heights IL 60004-5737

Children’s Fiction

  • Charlotte Herman, 6623 N. Monticello, Lincolnwood IL 60712
  • Marianne Malone, 408 E. Oakbrook Circle, Urbana IL 61802
  • Gary Schmidt, Department of English, Calvin College, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids MI  49546

Children’s Nonfiction

  • Ann Bausum, 613 Monroe Street, Janesville WI 53545-1783
  • Marlene Targ Brill, 314 Lawndale, Wilmette IL 60091
  • Andrew Medlar, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St., 10-S, Chicago IL 60605


  • Mark Eleveld, 305 Brooks Ave., Joliet IL 60435
  • Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, c/o Third World Press, 7822 S. Dobson Avenue, Chicago IL 60619-0730
  • Donna Seaman, 4159 N. Lawndale Ave., Chicago IL 60618

Should you have any questions, or to confirm that judges have received submitted books, email Society President Meg Tebo:

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