“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 [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]