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WRITER: JENNY BURMAN
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail:winston-barclay@uiowa.edu

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Submissions accepted through March 4 for "Fate" issue of 100 Words

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) is now accepting submissions for "Fate," the final 1996-97 issue of 100 Words, the program's unique literary journal. Submissions will be accepted through March 4.

The issue will feature prose and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "fate." Submission 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 "Fate" 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, 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 fast-rising program in literary non-fiction. Over the years more than 1,000 writers from more than 100 countries have completed residencies in the program. In fall of 1996, 35 writers from 29 countries came to Iowa City to participate in the IWP.

2/21/97