“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 [...]

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 Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, [...]

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 Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, limited to 80 lines each (excluding [...]

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 - [...]

New to the site: readings from the Author

We have now added audio files to some of our book pages. In these, Ian Gouge reads a selection of pieces from individual collections of poetry or the opening chapter of a novel. The Homelessness of a Child; The Myths of Native Trees; At Maunston Quay; First-time Visions of Earth from Space; After the Rehearsals; [...]

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 [...]