WRITER: JEREMY KRYT
CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Deadline is Feb. 8 for 'Fable' issue of IWP 100 Words journal at
University of Iowa
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The deadline is Feb. 8 for submissions of prose,
poetry and artworks to be considered for the "Fable" issue of
100 Words, the unique literary journal published by the University of Iowa
International Writing Program (IWP).
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. The
journal has become a unique forum for writers from all over the world to
come together and to be exposed to each other's unique manners of writing
under similar constraints.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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, with text no more than 3 1/2 inches wide.
Submissions of visual art works in response to the trigger word are
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:
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. Last fall 19 writers from 18 countries
were in residence.