HP 23: LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT!

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 Designer: Halloween Party ’23

Piece of art by Juan Kantu _1Kan2_ a white skull on a black background with the words the end is my beginning
The End is my beginning by #_1kan2_

The moment I saw Juan Cantu’s art I knew I had to own some. Luckily his work is still affordable (but for how long people!), and I was able to grab this beauty you see above.

Because I was also lucky enough to meet him in person, this kind, gentle, and amazingly talented man, I was also able to get to know him a bit, and keep in touch, and I was so thrilled when he said he’d design the new Halloween Party anthology for us. If you visit Juan’s Instagram (_1kan2_) you will see how macabre, funny, dark, and philosophical his work is. If you like to collect art, I suggest you buy yourself an original while you still can. And, it may interest you to know, Juan is also a veteran. He served his country, and that informs his art, and he works to bring art opportunities to veterans like himself.

We did an interview with Juan, and we’ll be posting that in our newsletter in the coming months. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!

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 Cantu, 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!

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!

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~

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.”

OH NO, MUST BE THE SEASON OF THE WITCH


Are you scared yet? Why not try this?

OH, THE HORROR, ON DELMARVA LIFE!

RIDE OFF UNDER THE FIREWORKS ON YOUR BANANA SEAT BIKE

Happy 4th of July!

Get out there!

Is your bike decorated for the parade?

If it is, grab a copy of Banana Seat Summer to read while you wait for the parade to start!

REVIEWS OF BSS:

Love this story of the two young guys growing up in the 70s/80s. It’s so fun reminiscing and growing with these rascals. It also has a poignant turn. And if you don’t know what tick-tacking is, find out now, so you’re ready when Halloween comes! Perfect summer read, goes perfectly with the beach!

Banana Seat Summer by David Yurkovich is a great trip back to my youth. It revels in small town incidents and showcases boys who are all about comic books, television, and candy in the seventies. I remember constantly checking the spinner racks for new issues of comics I just had to have. I recall splurging on candy at the local little store. Yurkovich infuses each chapter with a rush of nostalgia and a devout respect for the wonder and carefree openness that is part of being a child.

The novel is a collection of stories detailing the one summer in the quaint lives of the two leads, Mike and Jeremy. Their endeavors ring true to the reader because the situations they get in harken to so much of what it means to grow up in a small town.

Another aspect I greatly enjoyed is how the story featured such little technology and dwelled on what the characters would set out to do instead of how passive the youth of today are with being so plugged into their phones and their gaming systems. Building a clubhouse, confronting a bully and even trying to sell Grit newspapers are all tales explored in Banana Seat Summer.

It really brought m back to a simpler time, where a bag of plastic green army men could fill an afternoon with endless battles whether under a porch, in a rock garden, or near a slow-moving stream (just a few places where I staged battles myself).

And boy am I left with a hankering for a Charleston Chew after devouring this great read.