Early in 2009 Templar Poetry assumed responsibility for publishing
Iota Magazine in partnership with an Editorial team lead by Nigel
McLoughlin at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham. Three
issues each year are dedicated to new poetry and an occasional fourth
issue publishes short fiction, prose and reviews. The inaugural
double issue 83/84 published by Templar introduced a new format for
the magazine with generous space for several poems from each
contributing author, along with interviews with poets and a wide
selection of reviews.
Iota is now over one hundred pages, similar in size to Poetry Review
and Ambit, and designed and published by the Templar Poetry team.
We welcome new subscriptions and you can find out how to subscribe
on our subscriptions page. Single issues are available post free along
with a complimentary pamphlet if you would like to sample Iota by
A brief taste of the new poetry issues is available here on their pages:
Poetry Issue 85: Summer 2009
Fiction Issue 86: Winter 2009
Poetry Issue 87: Spring 2010
Poetry Issue 88: Winter 2010
Poetry Issue 89: Spring 2011
Poetry Issue 90: Current Issue
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 proving
ground for many and frequently offered the first opportunity for
publication to upcoming poets. We hope that mix will continue; we
hope that alongside the best poets writing today, the reader will find
many poets to look out for in the future. There will be familiar names;
but also international poets being introduced to a new audience.
Iota welcomes submissions of new work throughout the year. 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.
Each issue features the very best in exciting new poetry alongside
reviews of new collections and features on new and established
contemporary poets. We also carry articles on craft and poetics
through interviews with individual poets and occasional articles on
important issues related to contemporary poetry.