Introducing Grand Iota ...

GRAND IOTA, an independent press based in the UK, established in 2019, is dedicated to imaginative prose writing.

We aim to publish books that are out of the ordinary, hard to categorise but good to read.

Since our launch we have published 19 books – novels, memoirs, short fiction – by Rosa Woolf Ainley, Edmond Caldwell, Giles Goodland, Barbara Guest, Fanny Howe, Andrew Key, Askold Melnyczuk, John Olson,Toby Olson, James Russell, Alan Singer, Philip Terry and the press’s founders Brian Marley and Ken Edwards. Our family of readers and fans is growing daily.

To find out more, please explore this site. Feel free to sign up to our emailing list for the latest news.

GRAND IOTA is an imprint of Reality Street, and is run by Brian Marley and Ken Edwards. We have no paid staff and no funding. But if you would like to make a donation, we'd be very grateful.


We do want to ensure we publish exciting and innovative new work by a range of authors, and so we try to keep our submissions policy as open as possible.

We are looking for new works of imaginative prose, fiction or non-fiction, roughly between 40,000 and 80,000 words in length. We welcome your submission, which should be in the form of a Word or pdf document, sent as an email attachment to grandiota [at] gmail [dot] com.

But it's important that you acquaint yourself with the kind of work we publish. Grand Iota has no funding and relies entirely on the support of readers to stay in the non-lucrative business of publishing adventurous prose writing.

So we ask that you buy and read at least TWO of our books, not only as a courtesy but also to help you decide whether we'll provide the best home for your manuscript. Tell us which of our books you have read and, briefly, what you thought of them. Tell us something you won't have got from our online or back cover blurbs!

Please note: we will not read any submissions where there is no evidence that you have read our books.

All submissions will be acknowledged promptly, and we will respond to your work in reasonable time. However, we can’t enter into correspondence over manuscripts we have to reject.