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First submission deadline for UI literary journal 100 Words is Sept. 7

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Deadlines have been set for submissions to the 1998-99 issues of 100 Words, the unique literary journal published by the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP). Submissions for the first issue, "Map," will be accepted through Sept. 7.

Deadlines for the subsequent issues will be: "Old," Oct. 5; "Night," Nov. 2; "Mad," Dec. 7; "Fable," Feb. 8; and "She," March 8.

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 was created to expose cultural differences through the distilled and compressed responses to the trigger words, as well as to provide IWP writers with a forum for their responses to America.

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 <carolyn-b-brown@uiowa.edu>. 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, and must be no more than 3 1/2 inches wide. Submissions of visual art works in response to the trigger words 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: <http://www.uiowa.edu/~100words/>.

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 more than 1,000 writers from more than 110 countries have completed IWP residencies. This fall 22 writers from 20 countries will be in residence.

8/21/98