Iowa Writers’ House: Calling for Submissions

The Iowa Writers’ House is a non-profit organization that is focused on helping new and experienced writers in their career paths. This organization is new but powerful and has already successfully hosted its first travel writer workshop. Now, the Iowa Writers’ House is looking to you for submissions.

“This is our cry. This is our prayer. For building peace in this world.”                                                                                       –  Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima
In August 1945, the world was forever changed when atomic bombs detonated on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Seven decades later, these two cities exist as steadfast beacons of peace, forever a reminder of the price of nuclear warfare.

On August 8th we join together in solidarity by “Sharing Our Peace” through a 70th anniversary commemorative musical and literary event presented at Uptown Bill’s in collaboration with the Iowa Writers’ House. To accompany the event, the Iowa Writers’ House will present its first literary book to share these passionate stories.

Local artists, musicians, and writers are invited to contribute to the program with their own gifts.  The Iowa Writers’ House is accepting submissions for a compilation book: This is Our Peace: Iowa
Writers are asked to submit poems, haikus, mighty tankas, and short essays that speak to the importance of maintaining peace. The theme of peace can be of all angles, from nuclear peace to peace between races to everyday peace of mind.

Entries should not be longer than 750 words. Along with your entry, please submit a short biography to be included in the book. All submissions that adhere to the guidelines and follow the theme of peace will be included.

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:  Wednesday, August 5th at noon

SHARE YOUR PEACE: Join us for the event and read a selection from your work. Presenters will be introduced as part of the event lineup and have their photo featured on the Iowa Writers’ House Facebook page.

If you have questions, please contact  Erin Casey through this blog page and Andrea Wilson at andrea @

Visit:  to submit your Peace.