Coming soon: “New Contexts: 3”

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the forthcoming 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 [...]

Coming soon: “The Deadwing Generation” by Simon French

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of "The Deadwing Generation" by Simon French. The Deadwing Generation is a second stand-out collection from Simon French. Perceptive and emotionally raw, French applies his poetry scalpel to the experience of living life in the modern world.  Praise for Joyriding Down Utopia Avenue from Amazon readers: [...]

Line Breaks: 2 – submission deadline today!

Coverstory books' open submission for Line Breaks: 2 closes today: Line Breaks: 2 - an on-line poetry anthology which should be published at http://www.line-breaks.com in April Information on all this opportunity can be found on Submittable - just search for 'coverstory' in the Discover section of their website.

Published today! “Valley of the Kings” by Graeme Ryan

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of "Valley of the Kings" by Graeme Ryan. Valley of the Kings is both excavation of family history and an incantation of voices telling contemporary stories that startle. The grieving son and the street angel; the coke addict meeting Piers Plowman in the service-station; the singing nightingale [...]

New Contexts: 3 – submission deadline tomorrow!

New Contexts: 3 – submission deadline tomorrow!

New Contexts: 3 - a poetry / prose anthology which should be publishing in May (submission deadline 1st March). For information on previous anthologies see New Contexts: 1 and New Contexts: 2. Information on all this - and our other opportunities - can be found on Submittable - just search for 'coverstory' in the Discover [...]

Writers’ Retreat UK – Mentoring Feedback

Absolutely delighted to have received this feedback from mentoring at a Writers' Retreat last weekend: Ian joined us as our guest writer for our February retreat. It was clear that he had carefully thought out the creative exercises for the retreat and, although they were optional sessions for our writers, they were extremely popular. Ian [...]

Coming soon: “Valley of the Kings” by Graeme Ryan

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of "Valley of the Kings" by Graeme Ryan. Valley of the Kings is both excavation of family history and an incantation of voices telling contemporary stories that startle. The grieving son and the street angel; the coke addict meeting Piers Plowman in the service-station; the singing [...]

Submissions Reminder

Coverstory books currently has three open submission calls: New Contexts: 3 - a poetry / prose anthology which will be publishing hopefully in May (submission deadline 1st March)Line Breaks: 2 - an on-line poetry anthology which should be published at http://www.line-breaks.com in April (submission deadline 28th February)An open call for book-length fiction, either a novel [...]

Published today: “Making Marks in the Sand”

Published today: “Making Marks in the Sand”

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of "Making Marks in the Sand", an anthology of internationally curated short stories. The nature of relationships dominates this collection of contemporary short stories; not just relationships between people, but also between individuals and their pasts and - in consequence - their potential futures. The British and [...]