$12,500 Prize for Non-Fiction Authors In Honor of Matthew Power

The Matthew Power Literary Reporting award supports a promising early-career non-fiction writer on a story that uncovers the truth about the human condition.

The award is to honor Matthew Power, who died while reporting in Uganda.

They are looking for “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing and lyrical description”, which had also characterized the work of Matthew Power, an award-winning journalist who reported empathically on the human condition.

The award will not fund proposals to report on armed conflicts where journalists are already imperiled, nor projects that are mainly investigatory. Winners will receive visiting scholar privileges at NYU, granting them library access and, staffing and space permitting, an office.

Journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets are ineligible.

Value: $12,500; one runner-up award of $4,000
Deadline: 19 February 2020 for proposals
Open for: Anyone aged 21 years or over
Details here: http://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/matthew-power-literary-reporting-award/


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