Upcoming publication opportunities

We are pleased to outline Coverstory books' current plans for publishing opportunities over the next few months. Excluding books where we are working with individual writers, the public timetable is currently envisaged as follows: International Poetry competition Currently open for submissions via Submittable; closing date 4th July [see here] Submission period - May-JuneJudging period - [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – Readers for our next event

Coverstory books is delighted to announce our eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event to be held at the end of June: Wednesday 29th June, starts 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 8. We are delighted to announce that our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new [...]

‘Contextual: 7’ – one of the best!

Coverstory books was delighted to host our seventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event yesterday. Another great turnout for an hour of really good quality contemporary poetry. My thanks to all the attendees - and especially to our four readers: Simon French, Adele Cordner, Pratibha Castle and Ann Pelletier-Topping. Simon read from his recently published The Deadwing [...]

‘Contextual: 7’ – Next Wednesday!

A reminder that our seventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event will be held on Wednesday 25th May, starting at 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 7. We are excited to announce that our main reader will be Simon French who will read from his new book The Deadwing Generation. The Deadwing [...]

‘Contextual: 7’ – Readers for our next event

Coverstory books is delighted to announce our seventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event to be held at the end of May: Wednesday 25th May, starts 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 7. We are excited to announce that our main reader will be Simon French who will read from his new [...]

Published Today! – “New Contexts: 3”

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of the third in our "New Contexts" series of poetry / short prose anthologies. Back in 2020, when the idea for New Contexts was first born, who would have thought that two years later we would be onto our third volume? Achieving such a milestone seems proof [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – what a great way to spend an hour!

Coverstory books was delighted to host our sixth 'Contextual' poetry reading event yesterday. Another great turnout for an hour of contemporary poetry. My thanks to all the attendees - and especially to our four readers: Eleanor Swanson, Margaret Beston, Zanna Beswick and David Punter. Eleanor read from her upcoming collection, Non-Finito. Our next 'Contextual' event [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Tomorrow!

Coverstory books is delighted to be hosting our sixth 'Contextual' poetry reading event tomorrow, Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 6. Our main reader will be Eleanor Swanson who will read from her new book, Non Finito. Eleanor Swanson is a widely published poet and fiction writer. [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Next Thursday!

Coverstory books is delighted to be hosting our sixth 'Contextual' poetry reading event next week: Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 6. Our main reader will be Eleanor Swanson who will read from her new book, Non Finito, which will soon be hot off the press! Eleanor [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Readers for our next event

Coverstory books was delighted to host our fifth 'Contextual' poetry reading event at the end of March. Once again we had over twenty attendees from multiple countries for the hour-long session The next Contextual event is on Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 6. We are excited [...]