Rion Amilcar Scott to serve as 2021 Janus Prize guest judge

Chautauqua Literary Arts has begun accepting submissions for the Chautauqua Janus Prize, now in its fourth year. This unique literary prize celebrates an emerging writer’s single work of short fiction or nonfiction for daring formal and aesthetic innovations that upset and reorder readers’ imaginations.

The 2021 winner will be selected by guest judge Rion Amilcar Scott, who will also lead a prose workshop during the 2022 summer season with the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Scott is the author of the 2019 story collection The World Doesn't Require You.

Entries for the 2021 Chautauqua Janus Prize will be accepted through March 31, 2021. Visit chq.org/janus for more information about eligibility and submission guidelines. 

The World Doesn't Require You: Stories Cover Image
Insurrections: Stories (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose) Cover Image
The World Doesn't Require You: Stories Cover Image
Insurrections: Stories (University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose) Cover Image

"Squeeze your eyes closed, as tight as you can, and think of all your favorite autumns, crisp and perfect, all bound up together like a stack of cards."

Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

It's officially Fall!  The days are getting shorter; all the better to spend an evening curled up with a new book.  Check out these September releases, in stock now.

The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
Legendborn Cover Image
Piranesi Cover Image
When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) Cover Image
Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge #4) Cover Image
Spindlefish and Stars Cover Image

Mirror Project Reading Circle Selections

The Mirror Project, a partnership between the African American Heritage House and Chautauqua Institution, in collaboration with the Institution's Literary Arts program, hosts monthly Mirror Project Reading Circles.  Each month, readers read one book about diversity, race relations, and/or the state of society, and meet online to discuss it in open and welcoming conversations. 

February 2021's pick is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Sign up for Reading Discussions on the Online Classroom.

Visit the Chautauqua Mirror Project for more information.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (King Legacy #2) Cover Image
Between the World and Me Cover Image

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