david a. estringel

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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.

Indelible Fingerprints by David Estringel - $10.36

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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:


"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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Tupelo Press 30/30 Project

For the month of August 2021, I will be undertaking a challenge to write one poem a day for 30 days in an effort to not only hone my skills as a poet but also raise money and awareness for Tupelo Press, an amazing independent press. Please support Tupelo Press and myself in this challenge by donating $1, $3, or $5 per poem. Your support is greatly appreciated and is going to a great cause that will allow for the publication of many voices that have yet to be heard. 


little punctures

David Estringel's second 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.

Publication is scheduled for sometime in 2024 at @RLYSRSLT. 


Latest News

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


.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.

Current Projects

David has had three chapbooks, Civil Wars, life in/verse, and Trois published at The Tripping Muse Press and will soon have them available for purchase on david a. estringel. His last two chapbooks "little punctures" and "P e r i p h e r i e S" were published in October 2019 and April 2020, respectively, by Really Serious Literature as part of @rlysrslit's Disappearing Chapbook Series (#104) and by The Bitchin' Kitsch as the winner of the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition. David's newest chapbook Eating Pears on the Rooftop was recently accepted at Finishing Line Press and will be released soon.

David continues to work on and publish new prose and verse (depending on the mood of his muse, of course) for publication in 2021.

David is currently taking part in Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project for August 2021, writing one poem a day for 30 days to raise money for this amazing small, independent press.

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 Fall 2021!

Most Recent Acceptances / Publications

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).