WRITER: JENNY BURMAN
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 9 for the "Fire"
issue of 100 Words at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program
(IWP) is now accepting submissions for the "Fire" 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 "fire."
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 "Fire" are welcome through Feb. 9 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: <email@example.com>.
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 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 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.
Further information about 100 Words and samples of past publications
are available at the IWP site on the World Wide Web: <http://www.uiowa.edu/~iwp/>