The Chautauqua Janus Prize

TThe Chautauqua Janus Prize logohe Chautauqua Janus Prize was awarded for the first time in 2018, celebrating an emerging writer’s single work of short fiction or nonfiction for daring formal and aesthetic innovations that upset and reorder readers’ imaginations. In addition to receiving a $5000 award, the winner gives a lecture on the grounds during the summer season and appears in a forthcoming issue of the Chautauqua literary journal.

Eligibility and submission information

Named for Janus, the Roman god who looks to both the past and the future, the prize will honor writing with a command of craft that renovates our understandings of both. The prize is funded by a generous donation from Barbara and Twig Branch.

*Congratulations to Enyeribe Ibegwam, the 2021 winner of the Chautauqua Janus Prize!  Read the full news release on

Chautauqua Janus Prize Winners:

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ISBN: 9781625578754
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Published: Black Lawrence Press - March 6th, 2018