Devil’s Party Press receives awards in 2019 Delaware Press Association competition

MILTON, DE, March 12, 2019 – Devil’s Party Press has received seven awards in the 2019 Delaware Press Association competition. Established in 2017, the Milton-based publishing company has been awarded the following in the statewide contest:


First place: Best novel (adult fiction): “One of the Madding Crowd” by David W. Dutton; Best short story collection: “Equinox,” edited by Dianne Pearce and David Yurkovich.

Second place: Best book design: “Suspicious Activity,” designed by Yurkovich.

Third place: Best book design: “Banana Seat Summer,” designed by Yurkovich; Best short story collection: “Suspicious Activity,” compiled and edited by Pearce and Yurkovich; Best single poem: “What I Learned From William Carlos Williams About Love” by Pearce, from the “Equinox” anthology.

Honorable mention: Best short story collection: “Aurora,” compiled and edited by Pearce and Yurkovich.

“DPP’s mission is to help older writers become published authors. We are thrilled that the efforts of our authors have been recognized by the DPA judges in the 2019 competition,” said Dianne Pearce, publisher of Devil’s Party Press. “We’re especially delighted that our first full-length novel, David Dutton’s ‘One of the Madding Crowd,’ has been recognized by the association. It’s a wonderful work, and we are very excited for David.” Both “One of the Madding Crowd” and “Equinox” will advance to the national competition held by the National Federation of Press Women.

Released in October 2018, “One of the Madding Crowd” is Dutton’s first published novel. Dutton is currently at work on a new book. Since its inception, Devil’s Party Press has published five short story collections and two full-length novels. In 2019, the publisher will release three new novels and two short story collections.

The purpose of Delaware Press Association is to promote and uphold the highest ideals and standards of journalism and communications, to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences, to offer professional development opportunities, to recognize outstanding work, and to coordinate the efforts of the DPA affiliate and the National Federation of Press Women.

Founded in 2017, Devil’s Party Press LLC is an independent publishing house located in Milton. DPP caters to readers seeking new and unique voices in fiction and specializes in publishing first-time authors over the age of 40. Go to for more information.