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Submission deadline is Sept. 8 for "Memory" issue of 100 Words at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) is now accepting submissions for "Memory," the first 1997-98 issue of 100 Words, the program's unique literary journal. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 8.

The issue will feature prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "memory." Submissions of prints 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 comprises responses to a single "trigger word."

Submissions for "Memory" are welcome 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: <carolyn-b-brown@uiowa.edu>.

Hard-copy submissions should be mailed to: 476 English-Philosophy Building, The 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).

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, including Prairie Lights Books, the Murphy-Brookfield Bookstore and the Haunted Bookshop.

The IWP, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, brings established writers of the world to the UI, where they become part of the UI's lively literary community. Over the years more than 1,100 writers from more than 110 countries have completed residencies in the program.

The "Memory" issue of 100 Words is co-sponsored by the UI Center for International and Comparative Studies.

100 Words samples are now viewable on the IWP World Wide Web site: <http://www.uiowa.edu/~100words/>

8/20/97