Nelson Algen Literary AwardDeadline: February 17, 2020
Top Prize: $3,500 grand prize
Other Prizes: Five finalist prizes of $750 each.
Entry Fees: None
Website: Nelson Algren Submittable Page
The Nelson Algren Literary Award is an established annual contest for original short stories named in honor of Chicago literary writer Nelson Algren. The award is run by the Chicago Tribune. It has been held annually since 1981.
Authors enter through the Nelson Algren submittable page. Stories must be written in English, double-spaced, and no longer than 8,000 words.
The contest offers a total of 6 prizes. There is a grand prize for $3,500 and five finalist prizes of $750 each.
The next upcoming contest is usually announced in November of each year. You can read about past winners on chicagotribune.com.