Dust off that short story you’ve been working on and submit it to some writing contests. The Chicago Tribune’s annual Nelson Algren Short Story Contest is now accepting submissions, and you could win up to $5,000. Even better: you can submit up to 2 stories with no entry fee.
Get all the rules and details here – you have until February 1, 2014, to enter.
Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.