ATLANTA WRITERS CONFERENCE

If you are local to Atlanta, don’t miss this fall’s Atlanta Writer’s Conference, November 4-5 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, 4736 Best Road, in Atlanta. Dianne is so excited to be among the invited guests, and she’ll be on hand to talk with writers about their works, provide feedback, and more!

HP 23: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Through November 30, 2022 (or until our quota is filled), submissions are open for volume 4 in our popular HALLOWEEN PARTY series. For submission guidelines and to submit a work for consideration, visit our Duosoma Page.

This anthology will be edited by Jeffrey Keeten, and designed by Juan Cantu! We’re so excited to be working with such a powerhouse duo. If you know anything about Keeten, you know that he knows great writing better than most men. And if you’re at a all familiar with “I love bad art” artist Juan, you know how compelling, dark, and soulful his art is. We’re so excited to see this book!

All authors chosen for the book receive a $25 honorarium in addition to a free copy of the book, and this payment makes them eligible for membership in the Horror Writers Association!

If you’re unfamiliar with the type of stories we prefer, or if you’re searching for a great gift for the horror lover in your life, consider picking up our HALLOWEEN HORROR BUNDLE, available throughout October at $20 below retail. This makes a great holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life, like Uncle John!

GUEST EDITOR: HALLOWEEN PARTY ’23

Did you know that Jeffrey Keeten is one of the top reviewers on Goodreads? He became interested in DPP books a few years back, and has since partnered with us on many projects, including writing short stories for us, and introducing Halloween Party ’21.

For Halloween Party ’23 Jeffrey is acting as guest editor. He’s reviewing all the entries and picking those that will get published as well as curating the flow of the work within the book.

One thing that’s always captivated me about Jeffrey’s reviews is that they go well-beyond “I like it/I didn’t like it.” He often researches the author, and has read other works by the same writer, and will do a deep dive into the whole canon. Here’s a sample review from Keeten on The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

Take one look at the in-depth review and you can see why we’re incredibly grateful to have this gifted reviewer and editor and author on the HP team. Thanks Jeffrey! We can’t wait to see what you do with HP ’23.

Get Jeffrey to review your work. Submit to HP ’23 today!

PATHOS

PATHOS, the long-awaited fourth issue of our online, free-to-read and free-to-submit-to, literary magazine, INSTANT NOODLES, is now available. This issue features over sixty submissions including original poetry, short fiction, and art. Various submissions feature an MP4 recording of the authors performing their work, so you can read or listen.

Thanks to the many, many contributors who helped make this issue a huge success!

CHEAP READS!

Mosquitoes and Men is a searing Southern Gothic novel that exposes the hypocrisy of a storied and monied southern family from the brothel to plantation. Winner of many awards, this book will leave you breathless and unable to put it down. Get it today on Kindle Unlimited, or the Kindle Countdown Deal!

Did you know that most of our titles are available for free via Kindle Unlimited? While some of our earlier publications are currently only available in paperback format, we’ll be making those titles available via Kindle in the coming months.

If you’re not a KU subscriber, take advantage of the following specials through the end of 2022:

KINDLE FREE BOOK PROMOTION (available free of charge during the promotional period): 

KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEALS (each title is available for 99 cents during the promotional period):

CONGRATULATIONS!

“…[AN] EPIC SAGA OF SPACE DIPLOMACY AND DOUBLE DEALINGS.”
KIRKUS

BALANCE OF FORTUNE by Mel Lee Newmin is the debut release from DPP’s sci-fi imprint, Out-of-This-World Press. Newmin delivers an original work of epic storytelling in the spirt of Robert Heinlein and C. J. Cherryh and effortlessly paints a complex tapestry of science-fiction that will captivate readers and stay with them for a long time.

Available from Amazon and other booksellers in hardcover, paperback, and ebook, formats. 

The paperback edition is also available for purchase on the DPP Website and features a limited-edition bookplate signed by the author at no additional cost.

BEFORE SHE’S GONE FOREVER

by Phil Giunta

Phil Giunta is one of the best short story writers producing today. This particular story is incredibly moving, and Phil reading it only adds to it. Enjoy this story on a melancholy fall evening with a glass of wine, and someone you love.

~It took the entire morning, but police divers found Eun-ji’s body in the bay—exactly where I said it would be. I wasn’t entirely forthcoming with them, of course. I didn’t tell them about the pictures. I simply informed them that Eun-ji had talked about exploring the peaks of Geoje Island to find a good spot for cliff jumping. Fearless and heavily influenced by western culture, Eun-ji was what the Americans call an “adrenaline junkie.” Hence the reason she had volunteered for civilian military training in the city of Gimpo last month. That’s where we met. 

As a photographer for the Korea Herald, I had been assigned to shoot the weeklong boot camp. My mandatory two years in the Army had just ended six months prior, so I was still able to keep up with the grueling regimen these college students faced. Nothing extraordinary had occurred during the assignment—other than meeting Eun-ji. Day or night, my camera loved her more than any of the others~

STEALS AND DEALS!

Did you know that most of our titles are available for free via Kindle Unlimited? While some of our earlier publications are currently only available in paperback format, we’ll be making those titles available via Kindle in the coming months.

If you’re not a KU subscriber, take advantage of the following specials through the end of 2022:

KINDLE FREE BOOK PROMOTION (available free of charge during the promotional period): 

KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEALS (each title is available for 99 cents during the promotional period):

HOPSCOTCH ANYONE?

by Bernie Brown

Bernie Brown, that inimitable horror writer you know and love from DPP anthologies, is coming out with a collection of her work in 2023. Start salivating now, by listening to “Hopscotch.”

A-TOWN BOUND

If you are local to Atlanta, don’t miss this fall’s Atlanta Writer’s Conference, November 4-5 at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, 4736 Best Road, in Atlanta. Dianne is so excited to be among the invited guests, and she’ll be on hand to talk with writers about their works, provide feedback, and more!