HIBERNACULUM starts out like most books, neat, clean, crisp white pages, chapters, titles, headers, all nice and normal.

And it ends like this:

It ends on notebook paper, torn from a spiral notebook, and hidden.

The book is fiction, and there is all story there, and you get to know and love the characters very well and much. But Anthony digs in. And so, why would the world come to have places where people could go to hibernate? Why would we need human hibernation? The answers range, and include vanity, conservation, rest, but also poverty, desperation, and ending up on notebook paper. Which humans get which kind of hibernation?

And that’s always the question in life, which humans get which kind of life, right?

The novel starts like a day at the spa, or MOMA, and ends on, well, not even on notebook paper, but I’m not giving it completely away. It sparks thought; it glows, and it swims in my mind, and I come back to it again, and again, and-

This damn book, this HIBERNACULUM.

And it’s here, and HERE, if you want it.

And find the humble Mr. Doyle here.


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Short horror stories by David Fulcher, one of the most beloved horror authors of the East Coast!

echoes from the hocker house by virginia watts
Echoes from the Hocker House, short stories from the wilds of coal country by Virginia Watts, a National Book Award nominee!


Ellis will be reading from her newly released collection from Old Scratch Press: BREAK IN THE FIELD.

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A hot weekend full of zombies. In the words of Walter Sobchak, “If you will it, it is no dream.”

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Instant Noodles has its own website now? https://instantnoodleslitmag.com


Old Scratch Press is curating the December issue?

“Please take note, we’re shortening our word count. Can you take the challenge and keep it brief by making every word count? For our Winter issue we’re asking our writers to limit their poetry submissions to 2 poems (up to a combined total of 500 words). Prose writers, we’ll be only publishing work that is 500 words or less. (If you need to finish a sentence, we’ll cut you a little slack).  Guest Editors for the Winter issue include: GABBY GILLIAM: Poetry, R.DAVID FULCHER: Fiction, ALAN BERN and DIANNE PEARCE: Art, and NADJA MARIL: Memoir/Creative Nonfiction.”


In January I emailed a bunch of poets who had allowed me to publish their poetry, and asked them if they would be interesting in forming a poetry collective, a thing where we could work together to promote and sell poetry, so that DPP could afford to publish poetry. MOST poetry chapbooks are published either by contests, or universities with large budgets, so that it doesn’t matter if the book sells or not. DPP can’t survive unless we sell books, so we had to find a different way to crack the nut.

I asked a lot of people who had writing I loved if they’d like to do something like that, and some of them decided to give it a try!

WHY did I choose them, instead of just putting out a call? Dave and I are a family (with our daughter), and so we tend to run DPP like a family business, and we like to offer any opportunities we have to people we already work with first, before we go find new people. That doesn’t mean we don’t want to find new people; it just means that once we publish you we try to promote you as much as possible. We would not have anything to publish without our authors, and we appreciate them.

If you’re interested in the folks who decided to roll the dice with us, visit their “about us” page.

You’ll find they’re great people, and great authors.


Copy of the page showing the start of Ben Talbot's short story. The image shows the first paragraph of Ben's story, and the Instant Noodles' header.

“I had the balls to ask my father what happened to my mother.”

What a way to start a story!

Ben Talbot is not new to writing, but he is new to sharing his writing. I think you’ll really enjoy Ben’s style of writing, and I am betting we’re going to see a lot more of his writing.

Take a read of Waldenland and let us know what you think.


Screenshot of the cover of Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury..Shows a small boy against a yellow background.

Ray Bradbury was a talented author, and, in many ways, my introduction into a genre called sci fi. In the 1970s sci fi felt like a new thing, but I think it has always been with humans, even from the time when stories were scratched into cave walls.

DANDELION WINE was one of my favorites. I remember how much I wanted to try to make wine from dandelions, which I had a long-standing love for, and still do. I remember how hot it was in this book, and in the 1970s, people with blue-collar parents, like me, didn’t have air conditioning. We had one huge window unit in the dining room of our twin brick house in Ridley Park, and my brother and I used to rush to sit directly in front of it, even though it meant being smushed up against the wall, and, really, too cold, as the air came out with frosty blasts, but in the summer heat in a tiny twin brick house, on a tiny nowhere street, icy was better than hot.

In DANDELION WINE it is the summer the main character, a young pre-teen fellow named Douglas, comes to realize that he is mortal, and that the time will come when summer won’t mean long days with nothing to do. It’s a book that is bittersweet, as Douglas learns that a time of year, a glorious season like summer, can be both lovely and sad, and real danger can be hiding around the corner, and that life is truly unpredictable, but also always ends the same way.

This would be on my summer sci fi reading list. What’s on yours?

Are you an author?

Would you like to do a guest post to tell us what’s on your summer reading list?

Pick a book and wax rhapsodic in 500 words or less, and, if selected, we’ll publish your piece, with links to your website, and your book(s). Let’s promote other indie authors and great books together!

Send your piece to: publisher@devilspartypress.com