Contextual: 13 – some great work to end the year!

Yesterday evening we held our last Contextual virtual poetry reading event for 2022. It was another good turnout - and it proved to be a successful evening with an eclectic selection of work once again! My thanks to our readers - David Punter (reading from his book Ship's Log), Lizzie Ballagher, Jenny Robb (who read [...]

Contextual: 13 – reminder

Our thirteen Contextual virtual poetry reading event - and probably the last one for 2022 - will take place on Wednesday 30th November starting at 19:30 UK-time. Readers will include: David Punter (from his book Ship's Log), Lizzie Ballagher, Jenny Robb and Barbara Sapienza. There will also an extract from an experimental 'long form' work-in-progress [...]

Contextual: 13 – date for our next virtual poetry reading

Our thirteen Contextual virtual poetry reading event - and probably the last one for 2022 - will take place on Wednesday 30th November starting at 19:30 UK-time. We will be finalising our readers over the coming few days. If you would like an invitation to the event please complete the form below. To ensure you [...]

Some splendid work shared at Contextual: 12!

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event was held yesterday, Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Adopting more of an 'Open Mic' format, we were able to enjoy the work of fourteen poets across the hour's session. Without doubt, there were some really strong pieces shared, with a number of the poems having stunning [...]

Contextual: 12 – tomorrow!

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event will take place tomorrow, Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Given the session represents the conclusion of a year's span of Contextual meetings, it will follow more of an 'open mic' format in that there will be no main reader. Have still identified our readers in advance [...]

Contextual: 12 – next week!

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event will take place on Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Given the session represents the conclusion of a year's span of Contextual meetings, it will follow more of an 'open mic' format in that there will be no main reader. We will still follow the process of [...]

Contextual: 12 – date for our next virtual poetry reading

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event will take place on Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Given the session represents the conclusion of a year's span of Contextual meetings, it will follow more of an 'open mic' format in that there will be no main reader. We will still follow the process 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! [...]

‘Contextual: 11’ – Tomorrow!

Coverstory books' eleventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event is tomorrow, Wednesday 28th September, starting 1930 UK-time. Our main readers for 'Contextual: 11' will be the prize winners and commended poets from this year's Poetry Competition. If you would like an invitation to the event - or a link to the recording of 'Contextual: 10' - please [...]