Nelson Algren Short Story Contest

Calling all short story writers!

tribuneThe Chicago Tribune is currently taking submissions for its annual Nelson Algren Short Story Contest. All stories are judged blind and, in even better news, there is no entry fee!

The Tribune awards one winner with $5,000, three finalists with $1,500 each, and six runners-up with $500 each. Plus, all stories will be considered for publication in the Chicago Tribune.

Interested writers can submit up to two stories for consideration. Stories should be previously unpublished short fiction written in English and totaling 8,000 words or less. Send your submissions via the Nelson Algren Short Story Award submissions manager. And get those stories polished — the deadline for submissions is coming up February 1!

Click here for a list of detailed rules and requirements. Good luck to you all!

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