Andrew Payton’s short story, “Potomac,” has been selected for finalist commendations by The Chicago Tribune for the 2013 Nelson Algren Award. Payton’s story was selected from a pool of over 1,000 entries for the award, which includes an honorarium of $1,000 and publication in The Chicago Tribune.
The Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction is an annual prize. Literary luminaries such as Louise Erdrich, Stuart Dybek and Kim Edwards have previously received the award. The Chicago Tribune has administered the contest since 1986.