Andrew Payton receives finalist commendation in Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction

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Andrew Payton’s short story, "Potomac," has been selected as a finalist 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.

Andrew Payton is a Maryland native and M.F.A. candidate in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University. His poetry and prose have been published in The Greensboro Review, Bayou, Booth Journal Online, The Portland Review Online, The Madison Review, and The Whitefish Review, among others.

The Chicago Tribune’s 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.