Amy E. Elkins

Amy E. Elkins is a scholar, writer, and artist. She’s assistant professor of English at Macalester College, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary literature, visual culture, and the politics of aesthetics. She completed her PhD in English at Emory University, where she specialized in the intersection of visual art and literature, modernism, and feminist approaches to the archive. She’s working on her first monograph entitled Crafting Modernity, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in PMLA, Journal of Modern Literature, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945. You can find her at


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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