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Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 6 for 'Stone' issue of 100 Words

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) is now accepting submissions for "Stone," the second 1997-98 issue of 100 Words, the program's unique literary journal. The issue will feature prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "stone." Submissions of prints, photographs and other artworks also are invited.

IWP participants and staff created 100 Words in 1993, primarily as a literary forum for responses to America by foreign writers in residence at the IWP. The journal seeks to reflect the diversity of perceptions and ideas found around the world, including in the United States. Each issue is comprised of responses to a single "trigger word."

Submissions for "Stone" are welcome through Oct. 6 from all writers and artists; no connection to the UI or the IWP is required. The editor, Carolyn Brown (319-335-0541), encourages writers to submit their work via e-mail, which should be addressed to: <>.

Hard-copy submissions should be mailed to: 476 English-Philosophy Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, or faxed to 319-335-3843. Submissions written in non-Roman alphabets should be submitted camera-ready (typed or neatly hand-written). Writers who do not provide English translations of poems or stories written in other languages must submit their work at least two weeks before the deadline.

100 Words has subscribers throughout the United States and around the world. Copies may be obtained from the IWP, fourth floor, English-Philosophy Building, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242. Copies also may be purchased for $3 at several Iowa City-area book stores: Prairie Lights Books, the Murphy-Brookfield Bookstore and the Haunted Bookshop.

The IWP, celebrating its 30th anniversary, brings established writers of the world to the UI, where they become part of a lively literary community that includes the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and the UI's fast-rising program in literary non-fiction. IWP writers interact, formally and informally, with each other and with the many poets, fiction writers, playwrights and translators at the UI and in Iowa City. Over the years more than 1,100 writers from more than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program. This fall, 31 writers from 25 countries are in residence at the IWP.