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.
Official Contest Rules: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-2017-nelson-algren-literary-awards-official-rules-20161201-story.html
2017 Nelson Algren Awards
Ends on January 31, 2017