$1,000 prize for nonfiction writer
The Nora Magid Mentorship Prize

Nora Magid was an extraordinarily gifted and giving teacher of non-fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania from the mid-1970s until her death in 1991. During those years, she nurtured an amazing number of students, many of whom went on to top jobs in magazines, newspapers and book publishing. A group of her former students has created a mentorship prize in her memory.

The Nora Magid Mentorship Prize is now given every year to a Penn senior who shows exceptional ability and promise in non-fiction writing and editing. The prize is $1,000, to be used for transportation, lodging and meals as the student travels to New York, Washington and elsewhere to meet with those "Noraites" and their colleagues who might best assist in the studentís career goals.

Applications for the prize are now being accepted and must be postmarked by January 3rd. Besides a letter (no longer than two typewritten pages) describing your qualifications and what you would do with the prize, please submit two journalistic non-fiction writing samples, a resume, and a sealed recommendation from a Penn faculty member.

Mail submissions to: Nora Magid Mentorship Prize, c/o Eliot Kaplan, Hearst Magazines, 1345 Avenue of the Americas 10th Floor, New York, NY 10105. For further information, including a complete list of Nora-ites who support the prize and are available to mentor, visit www.NoraPrize.com. Or e-mail us at info@NoraPrize.com.