CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
100 Words: 'Loss' arrives, deadline approaches for special 'Story' issue
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Loss," the fourth 1996-97 issue of 100 Words,
the unique literary journal published by the University of Iowa International
Writing Program, will arrive the week of Jan. 20. The issue features prose
and poetry works of 100 words or fewer in response to the word "loss."
The submissions deadline for the fifth issue, "Story," is Wednesday,
Feb. 5. "Story" will be a special issue focusing on young people.
Submissions are welcome from writers of all ages, but pages will be saved
especially for pieces by writers 18 and younger. Young people should note
their ages when they submit their writing.
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."
"Loss" features poetry and prose from writers in 14 countries: New
Zealand, Mexico, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Romania, Israel, India,
Germany, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire and the United States.
The issue also features visual art by Susan Maakestad, Julie Purwin, Yali
Peng and Robbie Steinbach.
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.
Submissions of writing and artwork for "Story" are welcome through
Feb. 5 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>.
Additional information about 100 Words is also available through that address.
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.
E-mail submittors will receive a response by e-mail; others who would like
a response should provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
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. 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 1,000 writers from more than
100 countries have completed residencies in the program.