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Welcome Travelling Players

The Interlude House offers, for your delectation and delight, short vignettes from the life of D.P. Watt, a writer living between Scotland and England in an otherworldly, misty borderland. Rifle through the Green Room, find out what Mr Punch has been up to, or perhaps send a Carrier Pigeon D.P. Watt’s way… Here are a couple of tales to try… more »

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Petals and Violins

Delighted to announce my collection with Tartarus Press: Petals and Violins Fifteen Unsettling Tales D.P. Watt Introduction  by Peter Holman, Afterword by Helen Marshall Cardboard and twine; rose petals and violins. Blood and betrayal; hope and empires. Sun and candlelight; oil on water and the magic of sweat. D.P. Watt’s unsettling tales draw back the curtain on other realities, hidden more »

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Death and Folly

Pleased to have a story in this collection from Egaeus Press: This is a book on the subject of Death and Folly (but aren’t they all really?): An entertainment including works from some of the finest authors of the weird and morbid working today: A collection of admirable knick-knacks and curios, fictions, non-fictions, poems, for your amusement. The full table more »

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Terroir is published…

My mini-novel, Terroir, is now published, by Mount Abraxas Press… Terroir by D.P. Watt ‘…they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.’ Song of Solomon 1:6 On the gentle banks of the Gironde the vendange engages the entire community. They labour furiously to serve an ancient English family, the Cunninghams, whose magnificent more »

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Nightshade: Translations

Pleased to announce the German translations of my story ‘Archontes Ascendant’ and my essay ‘The Impossible Literature of Thomas Ligotti, Puppeteer and Eschatologist’ available from the Nighttrain…

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Weird Fiction Review 10

Delighted to announce that my story, ‘Harry’s Pin’ will be published in Weird Fiction Review 10, edited by John Pelan, from Centipede Press. The story is set in the shady world of the British Grand Guignol…

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Vastarien

Vastarien, Vol. 2, Issue 2, will be appearing in Summer 2019, including a story of mine… TABLE OF CONTENTS: Clematis, White and Purple DP Watt like crickets Robin Gow not other’s tongues Robin Gow types of knife blades: Robin Gow The Stringer of Wiltsburg Farm Eden Royce The Pelt Christi Nogle Silences Lucy A. Snyder Visions of the Gothic Body more »

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Crystal Castles

Coming soon, my story, ‘Your Bodies, Where We Dwell’ in… Raphus Press proudly presents Crystal Castles (Invitations to the Voyage), a collection of short stories, a play and some poems regarding an ancient and very peculiar literary genre – the artificial paradises created by synthetical (or natural) substances.”Les Paradis artificiels” – since the Lotus-eaters, mentioned by Homer in his Odyssey, more »

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Hieroglyphics Introduction

I was delighted to be invited to offer an introduction to… HIEROGLYPHICS A Note Upon Ecstasy in Literature by Arthur Machen With ‘A Note on Poetry’ Introduction by D.P. Watt Afterword by Nicholas Freeman  in a wonderful new edition from Tartarus Press In his Note to Hieroglyphics, the author relates how it was his privilege, many years ago, to make more »

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An Invite to Eternity

I am pleased to announce that my story, ‘We are the Clay’, will appear in this anthology in Autumn 2019, with Calque Press. The cover has been designed by Vince Haig, who has also created our logo: an iceberg is an iconic image of the fight against climate change; it also represents the small percentage of visible voices available in more »

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Shirley Jackson Award Nomination

Delighted to announce this nomination for a Shirley Jackson Award for my ‘novelette’, ‘Blood and Smoke, Vinegar and Ashes’ published by the ever wonderful Undertow Publications: In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, more »