“New Contexts: 4” – Submissions close 1st October

“New Contexts: 4” – Submissions close 1st October

With a deadline of 1st October (end of day, UK-time), Coverstory books invites submissions for a literary compendium aiming to publish in December 2022. The volume - “New Contexts: 4” - seeks to showcase contemporary work, both poetry and fiction, and will be made available in both Paperback and ebook formats. Poetry: please submit up [...]

‘Contextual: 11’ – next Wednesday!

Coverstory books' eleventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event is next week on Wednesday 28th September, starting 1930 UK-time. Our main readers for 'Contextual: 11' will be the prize winners and commended poets from this year's Poetry Competition. If you would like an invitation to the event - or a link to the recording of 'Contextual: 10' [...]

“New Contexts: 4” – Submissions Reminder

“New Contexts: 4” – Submissions Reminder

With a deadline of 1st October, Coverstory books invites submissions for a literary compendium aiming to publish in December 2022. The volume - “New Contexts: 4” - seeks to showcase contemporary work, both poetry and fiction, and will be made available in both Paperback and ebook formats. Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, [...]

Coming soon: “A Little Country” by Julia Usman

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of A Little Country by Julia Usman. This is a story of landscape and community, a way of life descended from Anglo-Saxon and Viking farmers.  It is a story that could belong to anyone who has lived their early years growing up on a modest dairy [...]

‘Contextual: 11’ date & ‘Contextual: 10’ Recording

Coverstory books' eleventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event is Wednesday 28th September, starting 1930 UK-time. 'Contextual: 10' was held last night and proved to be yet another splendid hour of original poetry. Thanks go out to our five super readers - and to the attendees, all of whom are keeping this initiative very much alive. Inspiring [...]

“New Contexts: 4” – Open for Submissions

“New Contexts: 4” – Open for Submissions

Coverstory books invites submissions for a literary compendium aiming to publish in December 2022. The volume - “New Contexts: 4” - seeks to showcase contemporary work, both poetry and fiction, and will be made available in both Paperback and ebook formats. Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, limited to 80 lines each (excluding [...]

2022 Poetry Competition: Results!

We are delighted to be able to announce the results of our 2022 Poetry Competition, judged by Brian Clark. FIRST PLACE: A June evening - Alex Barry SECOND PLACE: Certain Things - Jonty Pennington-Twist THIRD PLACE: Content - Simon Tindale Highly Commended: The Finals - Tessa Foley Commended: time is sticking to my skin - [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – What a splendid hour!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading was held yesterday, Wednesday 27th July, 1930 UK-time. It was yet another splendid hour of contemporary International poetry covering a wide range of topics. Our poets demonstrated feeling, perception, intelligence, wisdom and wit in various measure, and it was great to be able to revel in such diverse talent. [...]

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close Today!

A reminder that the deadline for Coverstory books' inaugural International Poetry Competition is midnight today, Monday July 4th, 2022. Results will be announced during August, 2022. Prizes 1st Prize: £200 plus - publication in a future edition of the New Contexts anthology & invitation to read the winning poem at a future Contextual virtual poetry [...]