A prize of $3,500 and publication in Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune's digital literary journal, is given annually for a short story. Four runners-up will receive $1,000 each, and five second-place winners will receive $500 each. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 8,000 words by February 7. There is no entry fee. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Chicago Tribune, Nelson Algren Short Story Award, 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 222-3232.