HOT! BUTTERED! HOLIDAYS!

It’s almost deadline for our December issue of Instant Noodles!

I would love to have a submission from you! Looking for Art, Fiction, Poetry, Memoir!

Free to submit!

Free to read!

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30!

Rockin’ around the noodle pot…. at the holiday party stop

Everyone slurping crazily in the nude with Mom and Pop! (Now that would be weird!)

You can do better than that!

Send us your submissions now, ’cause it’s last call!

YOU OUGHTA BE IN VIDEOS

One of the hot new things in books are book trailers.
I am so lucky that my partner in crime, David Yurkovich, is able to create these for our publishing company.
If you’d like to see them, or see any of our past author reading events, you can view them on our YouTube page, along with a short video of my guinea pig ladies, which is in there for some reason involving silliness.

It is my absolute mission to help get writers who also happen to be over 40 get their work published, and I just love each and every one of you who is kind enough to review one of our books. You help people realize their dreams. You are the BEST!
Much love~
Dianne

HAVE YOU SEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY ’21?

Well this ain’t it.

Why not?

Because we’re having a cover reveal!

And if you’re local to slower lower Delaware, you might want to get in on it for a free copy:

Beginning Tuesday, August 17, Browseabout Books of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, will unveil a new portion of the Halloween Party ’21 cover on its Facebook page each week through early September. Facebook visitors who like, comment, or share the posts will be automatically entered to win one of several free copies of the collection with no purchase necessary. Selected entrants will be contacted to pick up their free copy at Browseabout after the contest ends. “Every year we are so excited to offer our customers new books from Devil’s Party Press and its sister company, Gravelight,” said Jessie Jones, author liaison at Browseabout. “We enjoy supporting this indie publishing company because we love the many unique titles they produce, and so do our readers. I think the cover reveal is going to be a lot of fun.”

Here at Gravelight Press we’re thrilled that Browseabout Books is partnering with us on the cover reveal and that they continue to champion our titles. We worked tirelessly to make Halloween Party ’21 extra special from cover to cover. In addition to the many creepy tales readers will find in this collection, award-winning book designer David Yurkovich tricked it out with an assortment of visual delights. 

The collection features original works by numerous award-winning authors including James GoodridgeR. David FulcherPhil Giunta, and Bernie Brown

Halloween Party ’21 will be available in e-pub format on September 9. It will be released in paperback format on September 13 with availability from Browseabout Books and other select retailers. 

BUT WAIT! Pre-orders available now!

Kindle/epub

Paperback

Discount on pre-orders too!

Get your scare on!

CHARLOTTE IN VIDEO

Charlotte is just about to be released. Are you interested in getting a free copy of the print book? Hit up Hawkshaw Press publisher@hawkshawpress.com .

If you like your mysteries cosy, then this one is for you!

As much as we love our wonderful authors like Stan, we love readers even more.

Our readers help us keep doing what we love to do here at DPP, publishing great and undiscovered writers.

Thank you for being a DPP reader, for each and any book you read, and for every time you’ve reviewed a book for us. You truly help our authors when you give of yourself in that way.

A special shout-out to Tina K and Diane A for the tips you left us in the tip jar. You have no idea how much that means to us! We can’t thank you enough! You are rockstars!

John Lewis Writing Awards

Complete Guidelines

Applicants must be emerging writers who are Black or African-American residents of Georgia for at least one year, or full-time students at a Georgia college or university at the time of application and on the date of the award. Writers who are eligible may apply annually but may only win the John Lewis award one time. There is no submission fee to enter. Applicants are ineligible if they are of relations to any of the Georgia Writers Association staff or board of directors. 

Writers may apply in only one genre and must submit the following:

  • A completed award application
  • An essay of at least 500 words as a concise description of work and goals as a writer. Please tell us what inspires or challenges your writing career.
  • Writing sample(s) of previously unpublished 10 pages to include fiction, non-fiction or poetry.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1-September 15, 2021 through Google Forms (link below)Winners will be announced at the 12th Annual Red Clay Writers (Virtual) Conference (November 13-14, 2021).

The Awards

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously; the winner in each genre will receive:

  • An award of $500
  • A scholarship to the next annual Red Clay Writers Conference
  • Invitation to present a writing project in a future GWA virtual program

APPLY

A great award to commemorate a great man. 🙂

WANT TO SEE THE COVER OF HALLOWEEN PARTY ’21?

Well this ain’t it.

Why not?

Because we’re having a cover reveal!

And if you’re local to slower lower Delaware, you might want to get in on it for a free copy:

Beginning Tuesday, August 17, Browseabout Books of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, will unveil a new portion of the Halloween Party ’21 cover on its Facebook page each week through early September. Facebook visitors who like, comment, or share the posts will be automatically entered to win one of several free copies of the collection with no purchase necessary. Selected entrants will be contacted to pick up their free copy at Browseabout after the contest ends. “Every year we are so excited to offer our customers new books from Devil’s Party Press and its sister company, Gravelight,” said Jessie Jones, author liaison at Browseabout. “We enjoy supporting this indie publishing company because we love the many unique titles they produce, and so do our readers. I think the cover reveal is going to be a lot of fun.”

Here at Gravelight Press we’re thrilled that Browseabout Books is partnering with us on the cover reveal and that they continue to champion our titles. We worked tirelessly to make Halloween Party ’21 extra special from cover to cover. In addition to the many creepy tales readers will find in this collection, award-winning book designer David Yurkovich tricked it out with an assortment of visual delights. 

The collection features original works by numerous award-winning authors including James GoodridgeR. David FulcherPhil Giunta, and Bernie Brown

Halloween Party ’21 will be available in e-pub format on September 9. It will be released in paperback format on September 13 with availability from Browseabout Books and other select retailers. 

BUT WAIT! Pre-orders available now!

Kindle/epub

Paperback

Discount on pre-orders too!

Get your scare on!

WILD TIDES

~Morgan Golladay~

The sea wind is plaiting the grasses,
tangling them into braids of storm-beard.
Poseidon is angry,
and the storm comes.
His wild tides wish to strip the sand
so that his fury is made manifest.

I do not know why he rails,
but I understand his rales,
his grief, his pain,
the profound sorrow that bursts
from the bones of his deep sea-bed.

This outburst shall pass,
and yet come again.
Unbidden, unexpected,
unwanted,
but not unneeded
as his agony returns,
I braid my hair in preparation.

I love Golladay’s imagery in this poem. I am there, on that beach; I see this.

Get your summer-poem on with Instant Noodles.

MALAGA MAID

~ Stephen Barile ~

The Southern Pacific Railroad built a depot
in the weary hamlet of Malaga,

Eight minutes south of Fresno by rail.
Train depot, post office,

general-store, dirt streets, tiny houses
and 125 residents.

Old Pedro opened the shop at 5:30, fired up 
the gas jet to start work promptly

at 6:30 every morning six-days-a-week, 
the Toledo No. 666 5-ton drop-forge 

at Cartwright’s Blacksmith Shop 
pounded molten steel in rapid succession,     

red-hot carbon steel coil springs 
from the auto wrecking-yards,          

gas-fired, in a bellowed-forge
burning 2246 degrees, 

edging and fullering the blades
for Malaga Maid bypass pruning shears.

The entire village was shaken from sleep,
the new day had begun.

Barile’s poem is so evocative. I can feel the train, shaking everyone awake.

Get your summer poems on with Instant Noodles.

One thing I love about Instant Noodles is that it gives me an opportunity to read and publish poetry. Poetry is a hard sell, except, usually, to other poets. No one is getting rich writing poetry. No one is making a career of it. If they’re very extra lucky, some poets get hired to teach other poets, and make their money that way. *sigh* In any case, Instant Noodles! We’ve got poetry! Free to submit and free to read, and pure and fine writing, like with Stephen’s lovely poem above.

We love poetry readers.

Our readers help us keep doing what we love to do here at DPP, publishing great and undiscovered poets.

Thank you for being a DPP reader, for each and any book or poem or short story or memoir you read, and for every time you’ve reviewed a book for us. You truly help our authors when you give of yourself in that way.

Damn you! You’re great!

The entire village was shaken from sleep,
the new day had begun.

WHO IS CHARLOTTE SMART?

Charlotte is just about to be released. Are you interested in getting a free copy of the print book? Hit up Hawkshaw Press publisher@hawkshawpress.com .

If you like your mysteries cosy, then this one is for you!

As much as we love our wonderful authors like Stan, we love readers even more.

Our readers help us keep doing what we love to do here at DPP, publishing great and undiscovered writers.

Thank you for being a DPP reader, for each and any book you read, and for every time you’ve reviewed a book for us. You truly help our authors when you give of yourself in that way.

A special shout-out to Tina K and Diane A for the tips you left us in the tip jar. You have no idea how much that means to us! We can’t thank you enough! You are rockstars!