Milton book publisher receives national award

August 9, 2019

Dianne Pearce, publisher of Devil’s Party Press of Milton, attended the 2019 National Federation of Press Women Professional Communication Contest June 29, in Baton Rouge, La.

Pearce accepted the award for Best Original Short Story Collection for “Equinox,” published by Devil’s Party Press in 2018. “Equinox” is a 168-page softcover collection of short fiction based loosely on the theme of the vernal equinox.

Prior to the national award, “Equinox” took first place in the state competition overseen by the Delaware Press Association.

“At a time in which journalistic freedom is under attack, organizations like the Delaware Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women are needed now more than ever," Pearce said. "It is an honor to have had ‘Equinox’ recognized by both of these important groups.”

Devil’s Party Press, an independent publishing house in Milton, was formed in 2017 by Dianne Pearce. The press works exclusively with authors over the age of 40. To date, DPP has published six short story collections and five original full-length novels.

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