About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

Find out more about submitting by contacting iowa-writes@uiowa.edu


Amelia Bird was an Iowa Arts Fellow at the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program and is now a graduate student in the Center for the Book. Combining her writing with structure and images in artist's books such as Holes, Amelia explores the intersections of place, memory, and imagination. You can find her writing in The Southern Review and her artist's books online at www.ameliaroxanbird.com or for purchase through Vamp & Tramp booksellers.

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