The IWP does not provide grants for its residents. We refer qualified writers to the cultural affairs office of the U.S. Embassy or U.S. consular office in countries abroad, or to one of the cultural agencies with whom we hold exchange agreements, including US-based foundations and the arts councils of other countries.
We provide the selection criteria below as guidance for US diplomatic missions or other cultural agencies able to sponsor participants; and as a yardstick against which individual writers can gauge their qualifications.
To nominate a writer, please complete the appropriate electronic nomination form, located here. You may upload professional materials to the site, including: a brief resumé that indicates the writer's publications, and a representative writing sample, 10-20 pages in English translation.
The IWP welcomes queries from writers. The Associate Director can be reached by e-mail: hugh-ferrer[at]uiowa.edu, by fax at 319-335-3843, or by mail at the International Writing Program, 430 N. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242-2020, USA.
International Writing Program Nomination Form (May be filled out and attached to an email.)
Criteria for Selection
The Examined Life Journal (University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction until August 15, 2013.
IWP reading tour participant Natasha TRETHEWEY appointed to a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate.
The IWP's 2012 Annual Report is now available for viewing as a PDF file.