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Deadline is Dec. 7 for 'Mad' issue of IWP 100 Words journal

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The deadline is Dec. 7 for submissions of prose, poetry and artworks to be considered for the "Mad" issue of 100 Words, the unique literary journal published by the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP).

Each issue of 100 Words features prose and poetry works of no more than 100 words in response to a single "trigger word."

Founded in 1993 by IWP staff and international writers in residence at the UI, 100 Words has become a unique forum for writers from all over the world to come together and to be exposed to each other's unique manners of writing under similar constraints.

Submissions are welcome from all writers from all countries; no affiliation with the UI or the IWP is required. Writers are asked to make only one submission per issue. E-mail submission is encouraged to <>. Submissions may also be made by mail or delivery to the IWP, 476 EPB, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242; or by fax to 319-335-3843.

Non-English submissions should be accompanied by a translation, or must be received two weeks before the deadline. Works in non-Roman alphabets must be sent camera-ready with text no more than 3 1/2 inches wide.

Submissions of visual art works in response to the trigger word are also welcome.

In five years of publication 100 Words had presented the works of writers representing more than 70 nations.

100 Words has subscribers throughout the world. Annual subscriptions to 100 Words are available for $20. A list of available back issues can be requested from the IWP, 319-335-0541.

For more information about 100 Words and the IWP, and to view samples of past published works, visit the magazine's site on the World Wide Web: <>.

The IWP is a one-of-a-kind residency program for foreign writers. Each fall the program assembles a community of international writers for three-month residencies at the UI. At the UI the writers work on their current literary projects, interact with each other and the many fiction writers, poets and playwrights at the UI, give readings, participate in panel discussions and travel from the UI to all parts of the country for readings, lectures, symposia and research.

Over three decades writers from more than 110 countries have completed IWP residencies. This fall 19 writers from 18 countries have been in residence.

Deadlines for upcoming issues are: "Fable," Feb. 8; and "She," March 8.