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A prize of $3,500 and publication in the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal is given annually for a short story. Four finalists also receive $1,000, and five runners-up receive $500. A panel of fiction writers will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 8,000 words by February 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Chicago Tribune, Nelson Algren Awards, 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 222-3232. Lauren Krause, Contact.