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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

‘Contextual: 11’ – next Wednesday!

Coverstory books' eleventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event is next week on 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' [...]

“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, [...]

‘Contextual: 11’ date & ‘Contextual: 10’ Recording

Coverstory books' eleventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event is Wednesday 28th September, starting 1930 UK-time. 'Contextual: 10' was held last night and proved to be yet another splendid hour of original poetry. Thanks go out to our five super readers - and to the attendees, all of whom are keeping this initiative very much alive. Inspiring [...]

“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 [...]