- Best Dream of Snow, As Recorded By Nelson Algren "Frankie heard from a dream of falling snow."
- Best historic fever dream from a 1928 Chicago rooming house Filled with suspect yet engrossing, lurid purported testimonies.
- Best Life In Wartime Moment The mid-August sky is silent until it is not.
- Best real-life story to offer inspiration If this kid from Rockford made it, so can you.
- Best Artist Book Guaranteed to Make your Life a Little Brighter Picture cats wearing flower crowns.
- Summer 2018: The Life and Times of the Fullerton Rocks On the rocks and grass women in flowered bikinis and guys in cut-off jeans would dance, play guitar and talk about cosmic happenings.