“At Maunston Quay” – new edition published

Coverstory books is pleased to announce that we have just published a revised edition of At Maunston Quay by Ian Gouge. This new edition contains a small number of editorial improvements over the previous edition. Life weaves its magic of triumphs and disappointments everywhere, and often those burdened with more than their fair share of [...]

“New Contexts: 4” – Submissions close tomorrow!

“New Contexts: 4” – Submissions close tomorrow!

With a deadline of tomorrow, 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 [...]

Now on to our first Contextual anniversary!

Yesterday evening we held our eleventh virtual poetry reading event. Eleventh! That's quite remarkable given no-one knew how the fledgling idea would work out. Well now we do! Yesterday's event was headlined by the winners and commended poets from our inaugural poetry competition held during the summer. And what a splendid event it was too! [...]

“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 [...]

“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 Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, [...]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 [...]

“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 [...]

Published today! “Standing Alone, Leaning Against” by Jim Friedman and Dave Smith

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of "Standing Alone, Leaning Against" by Jim Friedman and Dave Smith. Across the wide-ranging topics tackled in this joint debut collection of poetry from Jim Friedman and Dave Smith, the common thread is undoubtedly one of emotion. Whatever the subject, Friedman and Smith bring to their work [...]

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 - [...]

Published today! “Selected Poems: 1976-2022” by Ian Gouge

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of "Selected Poems: 1976-2022" by Ian Gouge. At a recent reading event, Ian Gouge was asked which of his collections was his ‘best book’. It was an innocent enough question, designed to aid a purchasing decision. It was also an unfair one. Any marginal preference he may [...]