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 - [...]

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 [...]

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close in One Week!

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

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close in Two Weeks!

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

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 [...]

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close in One Month!

A reminder that the deadline for Coverstory books' inaugural International Poetry Competition is midnight Monday July 4th, 2022. Results will be announced by the end of 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 [...]

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 [...]