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 [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – July Date confirmed!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – CANCELLED

Apologies for the late notice but today’s Coverstory books' eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is now cancelled. This is partly because our main reader is unfortunately unwell, and also because Zoom have warned me that the invitation may have been compromised. On that basis going ahead with the meeting simply isn’t worth taking the risk. [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – Tomorrow!

A reminder that Coverstory books' eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is tomorrow Wednesday 29th June, starting 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 8. We are delighted to announce that our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near [...]

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 [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – Just one week away!

A reminder that Coverstory books' eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event to be held next Wednesday 29th June, starting 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 8. We are delighted to announce that our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton [...]

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 [...]