“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 Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, limited to 80 lines each (excluding [...]

‘Contextual: 10’ – Our August Readers Confirmed!

Coverstory books' tenth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 31st August, starting 1930 UK-time. Our main readers will be Jim Friedman and Dave Smith who will read from their new joint collection Standing Alone, Leaning Against. Across the wide-ranging topics tackled in this joint debut collection of poetry from Jim Friedman and Dave Smith, [...]

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. [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – Tomorrow!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event tomorrow, Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has returned [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – Next week!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has [...]

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 [...]

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close Tomorrow!

A reminder that the deadline for Coverstory books' inaugural International Poetry Competition is midnight tomorrow, 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 [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – July Date confirmed!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has [...]