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 Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, [...]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 Poetry: please submit up to two unpublished pieces, limited to 80 lines each (excluding [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Coming soon: “Selected Poems: 1976-2022” by Ian Gouge

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

Coming soon: “Standing Alone, Leaning Against” by Jim Friedman & Dave Smith

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of "Standing Alone, Leaning Against" by Jim Friedman & 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 [...]

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 [...]