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 Oct. 6 for 'Stone' issue of
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa International Writing Program
(IWP) is now accepting submissions for "Stone," the second 1997-98
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 "stone." 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 "Stone" are welcome through Oct. 6 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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, celebrating its 30th anniversary, 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 1,100 writers from more than 110 countries have completed
residencies in the program. This fall, 31 writers from 25 countries are
in residence at the IWP.