David's Bio

David is a "Best of the Net" (2019), "Over the Edge New Writer of the Year" (2019), and Pushcart (2022) nominee, whose work has been accepted by and/or appeared at Specter Magazine, Foliate Oak MagazineTerror House Magazine, Expat Press, 50 Haikus, littledeathlit, Down in the Dirt, Route 7 Review, Setu Bilingual Journal, Paper Trains Journal, The Elixir Magazine, Soft Cartel, Harbinger Asylum, Briars Lit, Open Arts Forum, Cajun Mutt Press, Former People Journal, The Ugly Writers, Writ in DustCephalopress, Twist in Time, Merak Magazine, Salt Water Soul, Cherry House Press, Subterranean Blue Poetry, Printed Words, Sunflower Sutras, Tulip Tree Publishing ("Story of the Week"), Salt Ink, PPP Ezine, Digging through the Fat, Haiku Journal, Foxhole Magazine, The Basil O'Flaherty, Three Line Poetry, Agony Opera, The Siren's Call Ezine, Alien Buddha Press, Alien Buddha Press Ezine, Synchronized Chaos, Pantheon of Poesy, The @baffled Haiku Daily, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Grey Borders Press, The Blue Nib, Fishbowl Press, Horror Sleaze Trash, Poetizer, Rigorous Magazine, Corvus Review, Spillwords Press, Proletaria Journal, Cherry Magazine, Bleached Butterfly, Poetry Pea/Haiku Pea, TL;DR Press, Spit Poet Zine, Arthut, ICOE Press, Logos, Ponder Savant, Outcast Magazine, Z Publishing, Impspired Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Headline Poetry, Forever Endeavour, Queer As In Fuck You!, Clarendon House Publications, Poetry Festival, CultureCult Magazine, Ethos Literary Journal, Locust Magazine, fresh.ink, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Latin Anthology, Poetry NI, Fishbowl Press Poetry, Really Serious Literature (@rlysrslit), Infernal Ink, Synkronicity Magazine, Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, Writing Workshops Dallas, 45 Magazine, Bosphorus Review, Lahar Magazine, Wicked Gay Ways, Ez.P.Zine II (Pyre Publications), Pif Magazine, North Meridian Review, Resurrection Magazine, Azahares Literary Magazine, DREICH, Ethel, Harpy Hybrid Review, Fat Cat Magazine, Finishing Line Press, The Opiate, Fevers of the Mind, Sledgehammer Lit, Alabrijes Review, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, The Stratford Quarterly, The Milk House, Poetishes, Fugitives & Futurists, The Hallowzine, Hispanecdotes, Somos En Escrito Magazine, Beyond the Veil Press, Beir Bua Journal, LatineLit, Coffee People Zine, Dumpster Fire Press, Sisyphus, Lemon Peel Press, Roi Faineant, Poets in Pajamas (Sundress Publications), A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Milk & Cake Press, Button Eye Review, Channillo, and The Good Men Project, where he was a Lead Editor and columnist (“Going Grey with David Estringel"). 

David’s work has also been accepted for publication in 28 anthologies: Dreamscapes (Cherry House Press), Briar’s Lit Vol. II (Briars Lit), Alien Buddha’s House of Horrors (Alien Buddha Press), Psalms of the Alien Buddha (Alien Buddha Press), DADDY: A Cultural Anthology (Grey Border Books), Shades of Pride (TL;DR Press), One Last Poem Anthology (ICOE Press), Texas' Emerging Poets - 2019 (Z Publishing), The Inner Circle Writers' Group Poetry Anthology 2019 (Clarendon House Publications), Nocturne (CultureCult Magazine's poetry anthology), Land & Territory: An International Anthology (Latin Anthology), No Sin (Alien Buddha Press), MAELSTROM: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Literary Anthology 2019 (Clarendon House Publications), Beneath Strange Stars: A SciFi & Fantasy Anthology (TL'DR Press), Bloodlet: Anthology of Violent Fictions (CultureCult Press), The Ink Pods "Gift" Audio Anthology - Issue II (The Blue Nib), Messages from the Dark Side (independent publisher Delilah Charmer), Puro ChicanX Writers of the 21st Century (Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts/The Black Earth Institute), and Impspired Magazine Volumes I, V, VII (Impspired Magazine), an upcoming anthology by Really Serious Literature and 30 West Publishing, Mental Health + the Supernatural (Beyond the Veil Press), Voices from the Fire - Volume #6 (Dumpster Fire Press), Dead of Winter II (Milk & Cake Press, Dwell (South Broadway Press), and Bedroom Anatomy Lessons (Dumpster Fire Press). His first collection of poetry and prose, Indelible Fingerprints, was published in April 2019 by Alien Buddha Press. 

David has published his first collection of poetry chapbooks Blue, Civil Wars, Trois, and--soon--life in/verse via The Tripping Muse Press. His first chapbooks "punctures" and "P e r i p h e r i e S" were published at Really Serious Literature for their @rlysrslit Disappearing Chapbook Series (Issue #104) and The Bitchin' Kitsch as the winner of the B'K 2019 Chapbook Competition, respectively. David's newest chapbook is Eating Pears on the Rooftop (Finishing Line Press, 2022), as well as an appearance in "SCI-FI" by DREICH. His first feature-length collection of poetry and prose Indelible Fingerprints was accepted for publication at Alien Buddha Press March 2019 and published April 3, 2019. His second book of poetry Blood Honey (Anxiety Press) was published January 2022. David's third book--an illustrated collection of micropoems--is a creative collaboration with Luca Bowles (a.k.a. Mambo) from the UK and will be published at @RLYSRSLIT sometime in 2024. He is also diving "head first" into short-story writing that will mostly encompass oeuvres of dirty realism and the surreal.

David has also been interviewed by South Florida Poetry Journal (USA), poetry mini interviews (Canada), authors interviews (UK), "Featured Poet of the Week" -Fishbowl Press (Germany), The Human Condition - RGV Titan Radio (USA), and The #TPQ5 - The Poetry Question (USA), Interview with David A. Estringel: “Emerging? We’ve Always Been Here” Writer Series - littledeathlit (USA), and A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with David Estringel (USA).

In November 2021, both, poem "Ai! Ai! Ai! (A Tartarus for Youth)" and short story "Roadkill" were named "Award Winners" for Best Poem and Best Short Story, respectively, at the EdiPlay International Film Festival (France).


David's main goal for 2021 is to launch The Argyle, a literary magazine that will feature poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for folks who LOVE good writing without the literary snobbery or the rigid aesthetics. Target date for the release will be early Fall 2021.

You can connect with David on Twitter @The_Booky_Man and on his personal Facebook page--dedicated to his writing--Indelible Fingerprints.

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