- 1973 - [ongoing] (Creation)
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IRON Press is a North East-based independent press which publishes poetry, fiction and drama from the region and elsewhere, with a particular focus on publishing new authors.
The press began as IRON Magazine which was established in 1973, and was funded by Northern Arts. It featured art work, reviews, short stories and poetry. The magazine ran for 26 years, ending in 1997. Across 82 editions, it published more than 1200 writers world-wide.
IRON Press published its first book in 1976, Three North-East Plays by C.P. Taylor, Tom Hadaway and Leonard Barras. The press has been funded by Northern Arts, and Arts Council England North. It seeks to publish four or five new titles annually, as well as hosting festivals and literary events in the North-East.
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Consists of material relating to published and submitted works, marketing sales and publicity, funding applications and literary events hosted by IRON Press.
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Further accruals to this collection are expected.
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Open with some restrictions (researcher interview may be required)
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UK Copyright applies
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- IRON Press, 1973 - (Subject)
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This catalogue was created by Rachel Hill, Senior Archives Assistant at Newcastle University Special Collections in 2016.