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 »


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 »


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 »


Ligotti Essay

I have an essay, ‘The Impossible Literature of Thomas Ligotti, Puppeteer and Eschatologist’ in the second volume of Thinking Horror Journal… Sleep well!


The Book of Flowering

THE BOOK OF FLOWERING is now available to order. A remarkable collection of eighteen new and previously unpublished dark, weird fictions, exploring, in their various ways, the the concepts of fatal beauty and impermanence. Edited by Mark Beech, the full contents are as follows… Mark Valentine – The Pale Sentinels Of Asphodel Tiffani Angus – What Cannot Be Described Sheryl more »


Thinking Horror 2

My essay ‘The Impossible Literature of Thomas Ligotti, Puppeteer and Eschatologist’ should be appearing soon in Thinking Horror, Volume 2


The Book of Flowering

THE BOOK OF FLOWERING will see publication in the second half of January by Egaeus Press: Featuring new tales of strangeness, beauty and impermanence by Mark Valentine, V. H. Leslie, Charles Schneider, Thomas Strømsholt, Timothy J. Jarvis, Mat Joiner, Ron Weighell, Tiffani Angus, John Gale, Reggie Oliver, Sheryl Humphrey, D. P. Watt, Colin Insole, Alison Littlewood, Damian Murphy, Jonathan Wood, more »



Coming Soon from Mount Abraxas Press: TERROIR by D.P. Watt Cover illustration by Svjatogor, artist, designer, musician. Large hardcover; the entire book is printed on coloured paper. Synopsis: 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 vintages can sell for hundreds of more »


Work Begins!

Work begins on the mammoth project that is ‘Inner Rooms and Secret Quarters’. This is just a first version mock-up for proofing purposes… and these are the contents.


The Silent Garden

The Silent Garden Journal is available for order here… it contains my story ‘Blood and Smoke, Vinegar and Ashes’ amongst many and varied marvellous things!