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Interview

Martin Ruf has interviewed me over at Zagava Press…

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The Far Tower

The Far Tower: Stories for W.B. Yeats, edited by Mark Valentine, has been published by Swan River Press. It includes my story ‘Daemon Est Deus Inversus’… Stories of magic and myth, folklore and fairy traditions, the occult and the outré, inspired by the rich mystical world of Ireland’s greatest poet, W. B. Yeats. We invited ten contemporary writers to celebrate 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 »