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Devil’s Party Press Launches New Publishing Imprint

Old Scratch Press will feature original chapbooks and short-form prose.

May 1, 2023 – Los Angeles: Devil’s Party Press of Los Angeles announced today the launch of a new publishing imprint, Old Scratch Press. This new imprint will produce quality chapbooks that feature poetry and short-form prose by leading authors.

Nadja Maril will be working with ten other contributing editors: Alan Bern, Anthony Doyle, Ellis Elliott, Robert Fleming R. David Fulcher, Gabby Gilliam, Morgan Golladay, Dianne Pearce, Janet Holmes Uchendu, and Virginia Watts, to help promote the love of poems and short form prose. The group is known collectively as the Old Scratch Press Short-Form Prose and Poetry Collective.

Old Scratch Press’ inaugural publication is Break in the Field, a collection of verse by award-winning poet, Ellis Elliott. Ms. Elliott is a contributing writer for the Southern Review of Books, an editor/workshop teacher for The Dewdrop, and facilitator of the Bewilderness Writing Workshops. Her publishing credits include Signal Mountain Review, Ignation Literary Magazine, and Literary Mama.

Break in the Field
addresses how human perception can change, depending on the vantage point. “I am a perennial student of nature, inner realms, and the wisdom of the body,” says Elliott, “and I write to bear witness and disentangle the world as I perceive it.” Break in the Field will be available in mid-July 2023.

November 2023 will see the publication of White Noir, a chapbook by Robert Fleming. White Noir is a black and white visual poetry exploration of human birth to death and beyond on Earth. A prize-winning poet who explores masculinity, sexual orientation, sin and virtue, and dystopia in words and graphics, Fleming is a self-described word-artist whose work has been published internationally in more than 95 print and online publications, and has appeared in art galleries and in online mic features. “The vibe is dark, Goethe, and dystopian, but I lighten it up by including humor, and it offers a hopeful ending,” notes Fleming of his upcoming collection.

Beginning in 2024, Old Scratch Press will produce three or more original titles per year, available in both print and eBook formats. For more information visit and

About Devil’s Party Press
Devil’s Party Press, LLC, an independent publishing house located in Los Angeles, was founded in 2017 in Milton, Delaware, and named, like the town, to connect with poet John Milton. The mission of Devil’s Party is to help showcase the work of unsung authors over 40 years of age. Devil’s Party publishes literary fiction while its four imprints are genre specific: Gravelight Press (horror), Hawkshaw Press (crime/cozy), Out-of-This-World Press (sci-fi), and Old Scratch Press (poetry). To date, Devil’s Party and its imprints have published over 200 authors internationally. In addition to print publications, Devil’s Party produces the award-winning online literary magazine, Instant Noodles.

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Nadja Maril to Deliver Lecture

To be held at Broadmead on November 13, 2022 in conjunction with Herman Maril exhibit.

Paintings and drawings by the acclaimed Baltimore born artist, Herman Maril (1908 – 1986), will be on display, beginning May 1, on the Broadmead campus in the Community Center. Join us for a special lecture on Sunday, November 13th at 2:00 p.m. featuring Nadja Maril. The artist’s daughter will share how her father Herman Maril influenced her journey as a writer and discuss the relationship between visual art and the written word.

The show, “HERMAN MARIL: The Strong Forms of Our Experience,” will draw on the rich collection of Maril’s work held by the Herman Maril Foundation in Provincetown, MA. It will be the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions in South hall, a newly renovated gallery space at Broadmead devoted to the visual arts.

The exhibition will be open to the public daily from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Parking is available for visitors in front of the Broadmead Community Center. Guests are asked to check in at the receptionist desk upon arrival for information about the show.

For more information on the exhibit and upcoming special lecture dates please email

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