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Editor :   Nigel McLoughlin                                                                                                                   
______________________________________________________________________ HISTORY

About Iota
ota is a literary magazine founded in Derbyshire in 1987.
Three poetry issues are published each year along with up to
three iOTA shot Poetry Pamphlets.

Each issue contains over one hundred pages of excellent new
work, reviews and interviews in a superbly designed and
produced paperback format. We offer ample space to each
poet - all have several poems published alongside fascinating
and insightful interviews with writers.

Submissions of new poetry are welcome all year round and  
submissions may be emailed or posted to us in a printed


Why not try one of our offers on single issues which is post
free worldwide and includes a complimentary copy of one of
 iOTA shot pamphlets.

Iota 89, features interviews with Carol Rumens and Mario
Petrucci as well as a wide selection of new poetry and
reviews. More


Over the last twenty-five years many established poets have
featured in the pages of Iota, still more poets who are carving
out excellent reputations had early work published there. It
has been a fertile proving ground for many and has frequently
offered the first opportunity for publication to upcoming
poets. We hope that alongside the best poets writing today,
the reader will find many new poets to watch out for in the
future.  There will be familiar names; but also international
poets being introduced to a new audience.

We apply an anonymous selection process because we feel
strongly that inclusion should be based entirely on the poems
rather than on the poet's reputation. We don’t want to be
swayed by names we recognise; we want to be delighted by
poems standing in the world alone. We also want each poet to
be represented by more than one poem, and we consider each
piece of work on its merits.


iOTA shots Pamphlet Awards
The iOTA shots Awards are an additional opportunity for
poets to have shorter poetry collections or chapbooks
published by Templar. The inaugural Iota shots arrived with
Iota 89 and all single issues of Iota purchased online include a
complimentary copy of one of the iOTA shots.

An iOTA shot will be whatever the poet makes it. It might be
a series of sonnets - one of the first winners is just that -
haiku, a sequence, a single narrative poem, a mini-epic or
simply a short collection. Up to three submissions are selected
for publication and each winning poet receives 25 copies of
their iOTA shot and launch readings at the Derwent Poetry
Festival and Keats House.

Templar supports its published  poets in organising live
launch events for their work and the first iOTA shot launch
took place in Belfast  with events in London and many other
locations featuring  Templar poets and guests.

Templar Poetry is committed to developing the short
collection or pamphlet as a significant opportunity for new
work to attract new readers. An excellent overview of the
contemporary pamphlet was published in Iota and can be

The 2015 iOTA shots open for submission
in August 2014: Further details

Iota Fiction

he first fiction issue of Iota featured work from two Booker
Shortlisted authors, Tim Parks and Damon Galgut, alongside
a selection of new short stories and reviews of some new as
well as some classic titles.  

Further details here
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