The Chicago Tribune is now accepting submissions to their 2017 Nelson Algren Literary Contest.
They are accepting submission of 8,000 words with a limit of two stories per author. There is no entry fee. The winner will receive $3,500. The deadline is January 31.
Submit online here.
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.