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Templar is an independent publisher originally founded in Scotland in 2005 and based in Derbyshire. Templar publishes poetry and fiction. Our list, which is approaching one hundred and fifty titles, features outstanding poets and poetry whose work we publish in paperback and hardback editions.

Our online bookshop offers our titles in print and we post anywhere in the world. Templar titles are also available from high street bookshops and through our Amazon Bookstore.

Templar Editorial offices are based in Matlock. We present Templar Poetry live events at venues across the British Isles.

Our published poets have received widespread recognition in major poetry book awards and in national and international competitions. These include The Forward Prize, The Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, The Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards, The Strong Awards and more.

Many of our poets have also won and been in the prize lists of most of the major poetry competitions in the British Isles. Several of our poets have work read and studied in education including Jane Weir, Beatrice Garland, Jean Bleakney, Paul Maddern and Erin Halliday.Please browse our website to find out more about our authors and their work.

Submissions and Publishing Opportunities

Templar Poetry welcomes submissions of new poetry written in English with a view to publication ranging from a short selection of poems to a full collection. Submissions are currently considered from our annual iOTA Shot Pamphlet Awards and the Straid Collection Awards.

Further information regarding submission appears in the Submission and Awards  section of this website along with Guidelines, closing dates and information on those awards currently open to submissions.