david a. estringel

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BIO

Indelible Fingerprints

David A. Estringel's first published book Indelible Fingerprints from Alien Buddha Press contains prose and verse that are reflective of the significant parts of his life that have not only shaped him but left permanent marks (both good and bad). This published work contains 40 pieces of poetry and short fiction that have been previously published and reprinted in over 44 literary magazines and journals in the United States and abroad. Indelible Fingerprints offers 37 pieces of verse, ranging from free-verse to prose poetry to haiku, of various influences (Classical to dirty realism), as well as 3 short stories that encompass oeuvres of kitchen sink realism, speculative fiction, and the surreal.


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P e r i p h e r i e s

David Estringel's newest chapbook "P e r i p h e r i e S" has been chosen as the winning submission for the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition at The Bitchin' Kitsch. This chapbook contains seven poems, including:

"Burn"

"Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)"

"Digging for Lost Temples"

"Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor"

"little deaths"

"Smooth Whiskey"

"Coffeehouse Romance"

"P e r i p h e r i e S" is for sale in B'K's online store!

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Blood Honey

David Estringel's second book of poetry is a collection of mostly new pieces along with some timeless favorites from his first book Indelible Fingerprints. Blood Honey is composed of 24 poems that speak to corporal and emotional addictions within all of us that take us to Heaven and Hell and back.


“Poetry should grab us and make us either want to heal or destroy the world. Blood Honey does both.” 

— Justine Jones, editor and cultural critic


“Estringel is a sage we can look for both to know ourselves, and the art we create.” 

— Aaron Thompson, freelance journalist


Blood Honey embraces the reader with its humanity and heart.” 

— Janelle Janson, reviewer


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Cold Comfort House

David Estringel's third book of poetry is a collection of mostly new pieces along with some old favorites from his first book Indelible Fingerprints. Cold Comfort House is composed of 24 poems that speak to the duality of life and finding solace in the darkest moments.



COMING SOON in 2022 FROM ANXIETY PRESS!!! 

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little punctures

David Estringel's fourth book of poetry is a collaborative, multi-modal creative project with English illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles. Described as "a solemn, eerie book of beauty" by Barracuda Guarisco (EIC @RLYSRSLIT), little punctures offers 51 micropoems that are individually punctuated by their own interpretive, black and white illustrations.


COMING SOON IN 2022 FROM @RLYSRSLT. 

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Latest News

2/7/2022 - Synkroniciti Soiree on 6/25/22 featuring poetry readings by David Estringel and others.


2/4/2022 - Poems "And the Beat Goes On," "Smooth Whiskey," and "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor" reprinted in the Rabble Review (Issue #2).


2/4/2022 - Poem "Discoloration" published today at Cajun Mutt Press. 


2/2/2022 - Poems "The Yawning Grave" and "The Healing Clock" accepted for reprint in Synkroniciti Magazine's March 1st issue.


1/27/2022 - Poem "Palo Santo" accepted at Sudo Journal for their fourth volume "Touch Wood," published early 2022.


1/25/2022 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" appears today at Spillwords.com.


1/22/2022 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" appears on 1/25/22 at 2:30PM CST at Spillwords.com.


1/20/2022 - Poem "Cough Syrup" appears at Horror Sleaze Trash today.


1/15/2022 - David Estringel's third book of poetry Cold Comfort House accepted for publication at Anxiety Press.


1/15/2022 - Poems "And the Beat Goes On," "Smooth Whiskey," and "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor!" accepted for reprint at Rabble Review for their upcoming issues #2.


1/14/2022 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" accepted for reprint at Spillwords.com.


1/12/2022 - Poem "Meadowlark" appears today in Sisyphus


1/8/2021 - Poem "Red Berries" scheduled to appear in Dumpster Fire Press' Bedroom Anatomy Lessons anthology. 


1/7/2022 - David Estringel's 2nd book of poetry Blood Honey published today by Anxiety Press. Available on Amazon.comnow!


1/5/2022 - Poem "Red Berries" accepted for reprint in Lemon Peel Press' second themed issue Euphoria.


1/4/2022 - Poems "Cruel Summer," "Days of Red and Gold," and "the things that linger" appear today at A Thin Slice of Anxiety.


1/3/2021 - Short story "When Blood Wants Blood" reprinted in Latine Lit (Winter 2022 issue) today.


1/3/2021 - David Estringel's second book of poetry Blood Honey scheduled for release 1/7/2021 at Anxiety Press.


12/31/2021 - Poem "Days of Red and Gold" accepted for reprint in South Broadway Press' upcoming anthology Dwell in 2022.


12/12/21 - Poem "Sepscendence" reprinted at Horror Sleaze Trash.


12/10/21 - Poems "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps," "Son Rise," and "Raspberry Bushes" appear at Beir Bua Journal.


12/6/21 - "Roadkill" awarded "Finalist" status for "Best Short Script" at the Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival.


12/4/2021 - Poem "Frozen Charlotte" accepted for reprint in Milk @ Cake Press' Dead of Winter II Anthology.


12/4/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Milan Gold Awards.


12/4/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Hollywood Gold Awards.


12/4/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" for "Best Short Script" at the New York Movie Awards.


12/4/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Florence Movie Awards.


12/4/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Paris Movie Awards.


12/4/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the London Movie Awards.


12/3/2021 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Unproduced Script" at the Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival.


12/2/21 - "Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards.


12/1/21 - David Estringel awarded "Best First-Time Screenwriter" at New Democracy Film Awards.


11/28/21 - Poem "Street Flowers" reprinted at Horror Sleaze Trash.


11/26/21 - Poems "Cruel Summer," "Days of Red and Gold," and "the things that linger' accepted for publication at A Thin Slice of Anxiety.


11/25/21 - David Estringel nominated for "Author of the Month" at Spillwords.com. 


11/22/21 - David Estringel nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize in Poetry for by Synkroniciti Magazine for poem "Fireflies."


11/20/21 - Poem "Evening Machines" reprinted today at Horror Sleaze Trash.


11/20/21 - Poem "Digging for Lost Temples" appears in Ethel #8.


11/16/21 - Accepted to participate in the 2022 season of Poets in Pajamas (hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications), featuring poems "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps," "Dandelion Wine," and "Frozen Charlotte."


11/15/21 - Poems "Bermuda Highway," "Haiku: 17 Drops on the Tongue," and "Like Heroin" appear at Terror House Magazine.


11/14/21 - Poems "Sister" and "The Healing Clock" appear at Roi Faineant Press.


11/9/21 - Poems "Sister" and "The Healing Clock" accepted for publication at Roi Faineant Press.


11/8/21 - Poem "Neon Gods" appears at Cephalopress today.


11/6/21 - Poem "Pomegranates" appears at Spillwords today. 


11/6/21 - Poem "Ai! Ai! Ai! (A Tartarus for Youth" named "Award Winner" for Best Poem at the EdiPlay International Film Festival in Paris, France.


11/6/21 - Short story "Roadkill" named "Award Winner" for Best Short Story

at the EdiPlay International Film Festival in Paris, France.


11/5/21 - Poem "Ai! Ai! Ai! (A Tartarus for Youth) and Short story "Roadkill" have been selected as finalists at the EdiPlay International Film Festival.


11/5/21 - Poems "Bermuda Highway," "Haiku: 17 Drops on the Tongue," and "Like Heroin" accepted for publication at Terror House Magazine November 2021.


11/5/21 - Poem "Discoloration" has been accepted for publication at Cajun Mutt Press February 2022.


11/4/21 - Short story "Roadkill" accepted for reprint at Lemon Peel Press for their first issue "Disgust". Publication date TBD.


11/2/21 - Poem "Meadowlark" accepted for publication at Sisyphus for their upcoming Winter issue.


11/1/21 - Poem "Pomegranates" accepted for reprint at Spillwords for November 2021.


11/1/21 - Poems "Red Berries," "Medicine," "Tabula Rasa," and "Golden Calves" accepted at Dumpster Fire Press for November 2021 publication.


10/30/21 - Seven horror haikus and short story "When Blood Wants Blood" appear today in Hallowzine ISSUE #2.


10/29/21 - Poem "Frozen Charlotte" appears today at Cajun Mutt Press.


10/28/21 - Poems "Palo Santo" and "Santero" accepted for publication at Azahares Bilingual Literary Magazine.


10/27/21 - Poem "Blue Light" reprinted at Horror Sleaze Trash today.


10/25/21 - Poem "Midnight Specials" appears at Sledgehammer Lit today.


10/23/21 - Poems "Blue Light", "Evening Machines", "Street Flowers", and "Sepscedence" accepted for reprint at Horror Sleaze Trash


10/22/21 - Poem "Fireflies" announced as winner of Synkroniciti Magazine's 'Transcend' Poetry Contest. This poem, along with poems "Mother's Milk" and "Pomegranates" will be reprinted November 30, 2021.


10/22/21 - Poems "Blood Honey", "Cough Syrup", "3 AM", and "Dopamine" now appear at Fugitives & Futurists.


10/19/21 - Poem "Santero" appears at Red Fez in Issue #151.


10/19/21 - Poem "Neon Gods" accepted for publication at Cephalopress. Publication date TBD.


10/18/21 - Poem "Coffeehouse Romance" accepted for reprint at Coffee People Zine. Publication date TBD.


10/12/21 - Short story "When Blood Wants Blood" accepted for reprint at LatineLit.


10/11/21 - Poem "Santero" accepted for publication at Red Fez for Issue #151. Publication date TBD.


10/7/21 - Poems "Dandelion Wine" and "Life From a Garden Fence" appeared today at The Milk House.


10/1/21 - Poems "Mother's Milk" and "Writer's Block" appear at The Stratford Quarterly.


9/29/21 - Poems "Dandelion Wine," "Sepscendence," and "Fireflies" were accepted today for reprint at Impspired Magazine for Issue 14 and the 7th edition of their anthology.


9/26/21 - Poems "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps", "Son Rise", and "Raspberry Bushes" accepted for publication at Beir Bua.


9/25/21 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" appears today at Somos en escrito.


9/23/21 - Poem "The Yawning Grave" accepted for publication at Beyond the Veil Press.


9/22/21 - Poem "Pomegranates" accepted for reprint at Pyre Publishing's Phantasm Fundraiser Zine. 


9/22/21 - Short story "When Blood Wants Blood" accepted for reprint at The Hallowzine (Issue #2). 


9/20/21 - Poem "The Alchemy of Fingertips" was accepted for publication this month at Somos En Escrito Magazine.


9/19/21 - Poem "Boveda" has been accepted for publication at Hispanecdotes for their October issue (theme: Heritage.


9/18/21 - Seven horror haikus accepted for publication at Hallowzine (Issue 2). 


9/16/21 - Poem "Sepscendence" appears at Alebrijes Review today.


9/14/21 - Poems "Cough Syrup", "Blood Honey", "3 AM", and "Dopamine" were accepted for publication mid/late October at Fugitives & Futurists.


9/13/21 - Poem "Pomegranates" accepted for reprint at Poetishes. Publication date TBD.  


9/6/21 - Poems "Dandelion Wine" and "Life From a Garden Fence" were accepted today at The Milk House for publication October 2021.


9/3/21 - "Writer's Block" and reprint of "Mother's Milk" accepted for publication at The Stratford Quarterly for their first issue in October 2021.


9/3/21 - Poems "Mother's Milk," "False Knight on the Road," "Fireflies," "Pomegranates," and "Sunflowers" published today at Lothlorien Poetry Journal.


9/1/21 - Poems "Blue Light', "Street Flowers", and "Evening Machines" accepted at Terror House Magazine for publication September 2021.


8/31/21 - Poem "Frozen Charlotte" was accepted at Cajun Mutt Press for publication October 29, 2021.


8/24/21 - Poem "Sepscendence" was accepted for publication at Alebrijes Review for their inaugural issue.


8/20/21 - Poem "Midnight  - Specials" accepted for publication at Sledgehammer Lit.


8/7/21 - Poem "Nothing Lasts" appears in one of Dreich's themed chapbooks, Noises from the Isle.


8/5/21 - David Estringel's second book of poetry little punctures--a collaborative creative project with English illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles--accepted for 2024 publication @RLYSRSLIT.


8/3/21 - Poem "little deaths" reprinted at Fat Cat Magazine on 3/23/21. Must have missed this one!


8/2/21 - "Pomegranates" (Submission #2) for Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project (posted 8/3/21)


8/1/21 - Kicking off of Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project writing one poem a day for 30 days with "Meadowlark" (posted8/2/21). 


7/16/21 - Interview "A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 with David Estringel" published at Fevers of the Mind.


7/10/21 - Poem "Burn" reprinted at The Opiate (Summer 2021, Vol. 26).


6/9/21 - Poem "Old Filament, Broken Bulb" reprinted at The Opiate.


6/8/21 - Poems "Old Filament, Broken Bulb" and "Burn" accepted for reprint at The Opiate tomorrow and late July, respectively.


6/3/21 - Accepted for Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project, raising funds for the non-profit press by writing one poem a day for 30 days (30 poems). 


5/14/21 - Poems "little deaths" and "Duende" reprinted in Impspired Magazine's Anthology (Volume #5).


5/1/21 - Poems "Digging for Lost Temples", "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!)", and "Burn" were reprinted in Azahares Spanish Language Literary Magazine.

Other Gigs

"Words from the Fringe: The Big, Bad World of Outsider Lit" (serialized column" at Channillo

Accomplishments

David's FIRST book manuscript Indelible Fingerprints accepted

for publication at Alien Buddha Press 3/28/19!


Indelible Fingerprints published 4/1/19! 


Poem "Storms" accepted for reprint at Z Publishing for their "Emerging Poets 2019" series, scheduled to appear in Texas' Emerging Poets: An Anthology (in the "Love, Romance, and Heartbreak" section). Publication date TBD. 


Poem "little deaths" nominated by Cajun Mutt Press for inclusion in Sundress Publications' 2019 Best of the Net Anthology!


Rare acceptance of poem "Damn, God's Got a Fucked-Up Sense of Humor" for publication at Headline Poetry  and appearance as a "Featured Poet" on 8/8/19.


David A. Esrtringel will be "Featured Artist of the Month" for November 2019 at Alien Buddha Press.


David Estringel long-listed for the 2019 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year for the poem "Blue Sky through Bare Branches".


David Estringel's first accepted poetry chapbook manuscript "punctures" accepted for publication at Really Serious Literature for @rlysrslit's "Disappearing Chapbook Series" -the 104th disappearing chapbook. Publication tentatively scheduled for the first week of October 2019.


David Estringel wins The Bitchin' Kitsch's 2019 Chapbook Competition with his chapbook, "PeripherieS". Available for purchase in The Bitchin' Kitsch's online store soon!


Invitation accepted from The Creative Process Collective to publish poem "Digging for Lost Temples" as part of their traveling exhibit and international educational initiative.


Chapbook manuscript for Eating Pears on the Rooftop accepted for publication at Finishing Line Press


David Estringel accepted to be one of 10 poets in August 2021 to participate in a fundraiser for Tupelo Press, writing one poem a day for 30 days (for 30 poems) and raise money to fund this amazing independent publisher.


David Estringel's second book of poetry little punctures--a collaborative creative project with English illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles--accepted for 2024 publication @RLYSRSLIT


Poem "Fireflies" announced as winner of Synkroniciti Magazine's 'Transcend' Poetry Contest.


Poem "Ai! Ai! Ai! (A Tartarus for Youth)" named "Award Winner" for Best Poem at the EdiPlay International Film Festival in France.


Short story "Roadkill" named "Award Winner" for Best Short Story at the EdiPlay International Film Festival in France.


Accepted to participate, as part of a select 24, in the 2022 season of Poets in Pajamas (hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications), featuring poems "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps," "Dandelion Wine," and "Frozen Charlotte."


David Estringel nominated for the 2021 Pushcart Prize in Poetry by Synkroniciti Magazine for poem "Fireflies."


David Estringel nominated for "Author of the Month" at Spillwords.com November 2021.


"Roadkill" has been awarded the Gold Award for "Best Short Script" at the Milan Gold Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded the Silver Award for "Best Short Script" at the Hollywood Gold Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded "Honorable Mention" for "Best Short Script" at the New York Movie Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded "Honorable Mention" for "Best Short Script" at the Florence Movie Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded " "Best Short Script" at the Paris Movie Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the London Movie Awards.


"Roadkill" has been awarded "Official Selection" for "Best Short Script" at the Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards.


David Estringel awarded "Best First-Time Screenwriter" for "Roadkill" at New Democracy Film Awards.


"Roadkill" awarded Best Unproduced Script at the Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival.


"Roadkill" awarded Best Short Screenwriting at the NYC International Film Festival.


"Roadkill" awarded Best First Time Screenwriting at the Cult Movies International Film Festival.


"Roadkill" awarded Best Short Script at the World Indie Film Awards.


"Roadkill" awarded Best Short Screenwriting at the Medusa Film Festival (8th Season". 


David Estringel's SECOND book of poetry Blood Honey published 1/7/2022 by Anxiety Press.


David Estringel's THIRD book of poetry Cold Comfort House accepted for publication at Anxiety Press for Spring 2022 publication.

Current Projects

  • Poetry chapbook, "Eating Pears on the Rooftop" scheduled for publication July 2022.

  • Poetry book #2, Blood Honey, released January 2022 by Anxiety Press.

  • Poetry Book #3, Cold Comfort House, scheduled for publication in 2022 at Anxiety Press.


David continues to work on and publish new prose and verse (depending on the mood of his muse, of course) for publication in 2022.


David continues to work towards creating The Argyle, a literary magazine that will feature poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for folks who LOVE good writing. Coming Spring 2022!

Most Recent Acceptances / Publications

Horror Sleaze Trash - "Sepscendence" (poem, November 2021)


Horror Sleaze Trash - "Street Flowers" (poem, November 2021)


Poets in Pajamas (Sundress Publications) - "Boy with  Box Full of Wasps," "Dandelion Wine," and "Frozen Charlotte" (poems [public reading], July 2022


Roi Faineant Press - "Sister" and "The Healing Clock" (poems, November 2021)


Cephalopress - "Neon Gods" (poem, November 2021)


Terror House Magazine - "Bermuda Highway," "Haiku: 17 Drops on the Tongue," and "Like Heroin" (poems, November 2021)


Cajun Mutt Press - "Discoloration" (poem, February 2022)


Dumpster Fire Press - "Red Berries," "Medicine," "Tabula Rasa," and "Golden Calves" (poems, November 2021)


Spillwords - "Pomegranates" (poem, November 2021, reprint)


Hallowzine #2 - "Seven Horror Haikus" and "When Blood Wants Blood" (poems and short story, respectively, October 2021)


Azahares Bilingual Literary Magazine- "Palo Santo" and "Santero" (poems, April 2022)


Horror Sleaze Trash - "Blue Light" (poem, October 2021)


LatineLit - "When Blood Wants Blood" (short story, January 2022)


Hispanecdotes - "Boveda" (poem, October 2021)


Red Fez - "Santero" (poem, October 2021)


Impspired Magazine - "Dandelion Wine," "Sepscendence," and "Fireflies" (poems, December 2021 [online] & January 2022 [print anthology])


Beir Bua Journal - "Boy with a Box Full of Wasps", "Son Rise", and "Raspberry Bushes" (poems, December 2021)


Somos en escrito - "The Alchemy of Fingertips" (poem, September 2021)


Beyond the Veil Press - "The Yawning Grave" (poem, November 2021)


Fugitives & Futurists - "Cough Syrup", "Blood Honey", "3 AM", and "Dopamine" (poems, October 2021)


The Milk House - "Dandelion Wine" and "Life From a Garden Fence" (poems, October 2021)


The Stratford Quarterly - "Writer's Block" & "Mother's Milk" (poems, October 2021)


Lothlorien Poetry Journal - "Mother's Milk," "False Knight on the Road," "Fireflies,", "Pomegranates," and "Sunflowers" (poems, September 2021)


Terror House Magazine - "Blue Light", "Street Flowers", and "Evening Machines" (poems, September 2021)


Cajun Mutt Press - "Frozen Charlotte" (poem, October 2021


Alebrijes Review - "Sepscendence" (poem, September 2021)


Sledgehammer Lit - "Midnight Specials" (poem, October 2021)


Dreich - "Nothing Lasts" (poem, reprint, August 2021)


@RLYSRSLIT - little punctures (book, scheduled release in 2024)


The Opiate - "Burn" (poem, reprint, July 2021)


The Opiate - "Old Filament, Broken Bulb" (poem, reprint, June 2021)


Impspired Magazine (anthology Vol. #5) - "little deaths" and "Duende" (poems, reprints, May 2021)


Azahares - "Digging for Lost Temples", "Cajeta (Gimme Some Sweet!!!)", and "Burn" (poems, reprints, May 2021)


Resurrection Magazine - "Eating Pears on the Rooftop" (poem, reprint, March 2021).


Finishing Line Press - Eating Pears on the Rooftop (chapbook manuscript, publication date TBD)


Fat Cat Magazine - "little deaths" (poem, reprint, March 2021)


Horror Sleaze Trash (Winter 2021 Issue) - "And the Beat Goes On" (poem, reprint, January 2021)


Wicked Gay Ways - "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" (poem, reprint, January 2021)


Harpy Hybrid Review - "Digging for Lost Temples" (poem, reprint, January 2021)


North Meridian Review - "Digging for Lost Temples" (poem, reprint, January 2021).