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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. Riffle 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 »



‘Ophelia’, a story from my 2019 collection, Petals and Violins (Tartarus Press), has been translated by Martin Ruf for the excellent White Train series of chapbooks. This edition also includes an interview Martin conducted with me.     An audio version of the story is available here.

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Fabulous Aesop

Fabulous Aesop coming soon from Baby Dee and Friends, including Joseph Dawson, Rosalie Parker, Raymond Russell, Florence Sunnen, David Tibet, amongst many other fine contributors (and something from me too!). Brought to you, as ever, by the wonderful Jonas Plöger at Zagava.


Best New Horror 31

Best New Horror 31, ed. Stephen Jones, PS Publishing, contains my story ‘A Species of the Dead’. It is available in paperback and limited edition hardcover (signed by the authors), with slipcase.


Singing and Sighing

I am proud to be able to announce the first in a series of four volumes of my collected stories, ‘Singing and Sighing’, coming later this year from Zagava Press. The book contains a total of 20 tales, some of which are exceedingly rare, 3 new stories exclusive to this volume and a brilliant introduction by Douglas Thompson. We are more »


Thirteen Works of Witchcraft

My story ‘Thirteen Works of Witchcraft’ has been published by Mount Abraxas Press as a pamphlet in their Fosforos Series.


our billions accrete

My story ‘our billions accrete’ appears in A VIGIL OF BLACK STARS, a homage to Paysage d’Hiver Mount Abraxas Press Our Billions Accrete by D.P. Watt Mountain Silence by Antonio Espinosa The Paths of the Dead by Benjamin Tweddell Untitled by The Specter Thuringian Winter Folklore by Martin van Valkenstjin The Fortress by Josh Kim In Geometry Ordained by Elijah more »


Beatific Vermin

My latest collection is now available from Egaeus Press… Beatific Vermin contains eleven of D.P. Watt’s strange tales, four original to this book, all previously uncollected: Tales of fragmenting identity, seething beauty, quiet anger and tumultuous imaginary voids. Herein, bodies relinquish their sensuous delights revealing layers of decay; secrets are made, and unmade; other worlds collide with ours, enticing us with more »


Tartarus at 30

Delighted to have a story in Tartarus at 30, celebrating 30 years of this wonderful Press, run by Ray Russell and Rosalie Parker.   Strange Tales Tartarus Press at 30 edited by Rosalie Parker Stories by Rebecca Lloyd, Mark Valentine, Andrew Michael Hurley, N.A. Sulway, Stephen Volk, Inna Effress, Ibrahim R. Ineke, Eric Stener Carlson, Jonathan Preece, Tom Heaton, J.M. more »


Terroir Paperback

My folk horror(ish) novel, Terroir, is now available in paperback and on the Kindle. This link is for Amazon UK, but it is available worldwide.


‘Vertep’ Reading

Lovely reading of my story, ‘Vertep’, over at Pseudopod, by Elie Hirschman. It was first published in Des Lewis’ anthology ‘The First Book of Classical Horror Stories’. Have a listen if you like jack-in-the-boxes and Stravinsky, if you don’t like jack-in-the-boxes and Stravinsky there must be something wrong with you…