Submissions for the 2017 Nelson Algren Literary Award are now open.
The Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Literary Awards is a nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren. The contest has been held annually since 1981. The award has been presented to a number of distinguished authors, including Louise Erdrich and Stuart Dybek.
2017 Algren contest begins: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-2017-algren-contest-begins-20161201-story.html
There will be one winner ($3,500), four finalists ($1,000) and five runners-up ($500 each), and all stories will be considered for publication in Printers Row, the Tribune's digital literary journal.
2017 Nelson Algren Awards Guidelines: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-2017-nelson-algren-literary-awards-official-rules-20161201-story.html