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"david a. estringel"

December 26, 2018

The last few months of 2018 have been amazing in terms of publication of my prose and verse. Many opportunities are still yet to come in 2019, so as the new year approaches, I decided to create a new website for myself. My WordPress website, the booky man, will be retired January 31, 2019. My new site, david a. estringel, will still allow me to share my stuff online but will exclusively focus on my writing and all that is involved with it. I am having a blast putting this site together and will hopefully have it up-an-running by the 1st of January. Stay tuned!

"Wrapping-Up 2018 with Great News!"

December 27, 2018

Well, I am still furiously submitting the last of my experimental poems, "Sucking the Marrow," "Smooth Whiskey," and "Killers," to various literary mags and journals for publication. I was blessed to have the four other of the batch accepted by Cajun Mutt Press ("Storms," "Coffeehouse Romance," and "Just Another Day") and Former People Journal ("Blue Room"). Hopefully, they will find a home soon. Luckily, I had the chance to get a couple of haikus of mine, "Epiphanies" and "Solace #2" accepted for publication early January by The Ugly Writers. Great news!

"One Down, Two to Go!"

December 28, 2018

Woohoo! "Sucking the Marrow" was accepted today for publication January 2019 by Writ in Dust. So excited it found a home.  Now, I just need to find a home (or homes) for the other two. Keeping my fingers crossed.

"Yeah!!"

December 29, 2018

Got the best news today. Both Cephalopress and Salt Ink wanted to published my poems "Smooth Whiskey" and "Killers" (with Cephalopress hitting me up first). Very excited about seeing my work in their mag. Also shot some previously published poems to Merak Magazine for possible reprint. Hope to have some of them published there. Their online magazine is pretty amazing and I love their mission, which is to get poets words out there and appreciated. It is quite refreshing to see a magazine that is not so focused on their own aesthetic, making things about the art. Keeping my fingers crossed.

"Happy New Year!!"

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year, everyone!!! Quick tidbit of info...The Ugly Writers will publish "Solace #2" January 7, 2019 and "Epiphanies" shortly after. They will be promoting both heavily on Facebook and Instagram. The editorial team is great to work with. Very excited! I am also pretty excited about submitting a manuscript for a book of poetry to Tinderbox Editions today.  We will see what happens with that.

"'Nothing Lasts' accepted for reprint at Twist in Time" 

January 1, 2019

Just heard from Twist in Time today and they will reprint "Nothing Lasts" in their second digital issue - out March 1, 2019. Great news!

"Chapbooks

January 2, 2019

Well, 2019 will be the year I aggressively try to get a chapbook or two published. Currently have submissions out and hoping for the best. 

"'Blue Sky through Bare Branches' reprinted!

January 3, 2019

Great news before bed! Merak Magazine reprinted "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" tonight. It is one of my first and definitely a favorite. Beautiful magazine. Click the image to take a look!

"Couple Things

January 4, 2019

Things are looking up for 2019! I was approached by Channillo via Twitter to write a series for their online, digital publishing platform. The whole concept is pretty interesting with writers writing content for site and have customers subscribe to their series. Anyhoo, I submitted a proposal last night so if all goes well I will have another column run with them, indefinitely, along with my first weekly one "Going Grey with David Estringel" at The Good Men Project


Second thing is that prose poem "Olokun" will be reprinted at Salt Water Soul in their second biannual print magazine later in 2019. 


Good year so far! 

"'The Spaces in Between' will be reprinted this Week

January 4, 2019

Got word today from Briars Lit that "The Spaces in Between" will be reprinted on their site next Friday, January 11, 2019.  Very excited to see it!

"My FIRST Anthology Appearance and...

January 6, 2019

Got word tod‚Äčay from Cherry House Press that "AI! AI! AI! (A Tartarus for Youth)" will be reprinted in their "Dreams" anthology, coming out late March 2019. BUT...most importantly is that they liked my stuff and a discussion happened around my chapbook manuscripts. Currently exploring options. Loving 2019 at the moment!

"'Solace #2' Published Today!!!

January 7, 2019

Poem "Solace #2 published today at The Ugly Writers. Great news before bed! Click the image to take a look!

"'Solace #2' Published Today!!!

January 8, 2019

Poem "Epiphanies published today at The Ugly Writers. Great news before bed! Click the image to take a look!

Part I of "Interviewed Poets - David Estringel" Published Today!!!

January 8, 2019

Part I of a six part interview was published today at poetry mini interviews.  Five more parts will be published, consecutively, over the next five weeks.  Great fun doing this! Click the image to take a look!

Poem "The Spaces in Between" Reprinted Today!!!

January 8, 2019

"The Spaces in Between" was reprinted today by in Volume II of Briars Lit. So happy to see this poem continue to make its way out there in the world. Click the image to take a look!

New Poems "In the Ether" and "Only Cats Walk Fences" Accepted for Publication Today!!!

January 12, 2019

Well, I decided yesterday to start submitting two new pieces, "In the Ether" (another exercise in eroticism-lite) and "Only Cats Walk Fences," and was just emailed this evening by Subterranean Blue Poetry that they have accepted the pieces for publication. Publication date timeframe TBD. Good day! 

Poem "the lights are on but no one is home" and Short Story "Windows" Accepted for Publication February Publication!!!

January 12, 2019

The Elixir Magazine will publish "the lights are on but no one is home" and short story "Windows" on February 2, 2019, in their 2nd issue.  Very excited! It will be published along with my prose poem, "Olokun." 

Essay "Living Life, Dangerously" Published Today!!!

January 12, 2019

The latest installment of "Going Grey with David Estringel" is out today at The Good Men Project!

Reprints of "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" and "life in/verse" scheduled for Spring 2019!!!

January 14, 2019

Received some great news this morning! "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" and "life in/verse" will be reprinted at Printed Words Spring 2019! I love these two pieces and am so glad they continue to be reprinted.

Short Story "Roadkill" Reprinted Today!!!

January 14, 2019

"Roadkill" was re-published this morning at Soft Cartel! I love this piece and am so glad it continues to be reprinted.

Five Poems to Be Featured on Podcast this Spring!!!

January 14, 2019

Great news! Poems "Blue Room," "Old Filament, Broken Bulb," "Blue Sky through Bare Branches," "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again," and "And the Beat Goes On," will be featured on the Sunflower Sutras podcast February/March 2019. Excited!!!

Short story "Windows" Accepted for "Story of the Week" at Tulip Tree Publishing!!!

January 14, 2019

"Windows" has been accepted for reprint on 1/29/2019 at Tulip Tree Publishing for "Story of the Week." So excited!!!

Poem "Smooth Whiskey" Published Today!!!

January 15, 2019

"Smooth Whiskey" has been published at Cephalopress today. It came from a very experimental batch of poems and--I would have to say--take the most risk out of all. I love it!  So excited!!!

Second Part of My Interview with poetry mini interviews Published Today!!!

January 18, 2019

"Interviewed Poets - David Estringel (Part II)" has been published at poetry mini interviews today. Had a great time doing this.

NEW poems accepted for publication TONIGHT at Salt!!!

January 18, 2019

New poems "Gin & Tonic on a Sunday Afternoon" and "joshua" accepted by Salt Ink for publication in their Volume II issue TONIGHT! I have been trying to get my work in one of their issues for a while now. Totally thrilled at the moment.

Latest Installment of "Going Gray with David Estringel" published later today!!!

January 20, 2019

Essay "Who Are You Calling Toxic?" from "Going Gray with David Estringel" at The Good Men Project scheduled for publication today at 2 PM CST. Interesting story behind this one. I had an AWFUL case of writer's block this morning and prayed for inspiration. Then I checked my Facebook.  The rest? You can read it later today.

Poem (haiku) "Pyre" Published Today!!!

January 20, 2019

Poem--haiku, actually--was published today at PPP Ezine. The "PPP" stands for poetrypoeticspleasure, btw. It is a pretty cool lit mag in India. Love that they took one of my haikus, as I love that poetic form and rarely send them out. Good Sunday!

Poems "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" and "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" to be featured in "Community #35" at Digging through the Fat/Digging Press February 1, 2019!!!

January 22 2019

Incredibly excited to have these two poems featured in at Digging through the Fat the beginning of February. Been waiting since November and I finally got accepted today. These two poems were my first ones and, still, my favorites.

Promotion Accepted, as Lead Editor, at The Good Men Project!!!

January 24 2019

Accepted a promotion from Editor to Lead Editor at The Good Men Project. Officially diving-in on February 1, 2019. I am thrilled to no end! Feeling good.

Third Part of My Interview with poetry mini interviews Published Today!!!

January 24 2019

"Interviewed Poets - David Estringel (Part III)" has been published at poetry mini interviews today. Had a great time doing this.

Latest Installment of "Going Grey with David Estringel" WAS Scheduled for Publication Today at 2 PM CST...BUT Got Rejected! Looking for a Taker...

January 24 2019

"Getting Down to Brass Tacks" was scheduled for publication at 2PM at The Good Men Project today, but the essay was rejected. I am not sure what the reason was other than it didn't "follow editorial guidelines" (not sure what that means, but I can't wait to find out). It happens. Nonetheless, the essay was in my brain and waiting to see the light of day. So, why not try to get it published, elsewhere? Maybe it will be an original piece for my own website? Not sure, yet. More than likely, this is the last bit of commentary on the topic of "toxic masculinity." Interesting subject, indeed, but there really are better things in this world to focus on. It is an important conversation to have; however, we (men) are better served if we learn how to re-evaluate our own values and beliefs and bring awareness to how they impact our behavior. Labeling, really, doesn't do a thing to move things forward. Just my two cents.

Short story "Windows" Reprint Published Today!!!

January 29 2019

"Windows" reprint published today at Tulip Tree Publishing for "Story of the Week." So excited to see it up!!!

Literary Magazine The Tripping Muse Coming Summer 2019!!!

January 30, 2019

Come Hell or high water, The Tripping Muse will be up and running Summer 2019. Poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews for anyone who LOVES good writing. Planning has already started.

Untitled Haiku (a.k.a. "Solace #2") accepted for publication at Haiku Journal!!!

January 30, 2019

"Solace #2" was accepted as an untitled submission at Haiku Journal. Scheduled publication date 1/31/19. Very happy right now. I love, love, love, love haiku!

Poems "Blue Sky through Bare Branches" and "Kiss Me, Again, Again, and Again" featured in "Community #35" at Digging through the Fat/Digging Press Today!!!

February 1, 2019

Incredibly excited to have these two poems featured at Digging through the Fat today. Been waiting since November 2018 for this. These two poems were my first ones and, still, my favorites.

Fourth Part of My Interview with poetry mini interviews Published Today!!!

February 1, 2019

"Interviewed Poets - David Estringel (Part IV)" has been published at poetry mini interviews today. Had a great time doing this.

Three Works Published Today at The Elixir Magazine!!!

February 2, 2019

Three works were reprinted today at The Elixir Magazine, including two poems, "the lights are on, but no one is home" and "Olokun," as well as the short story "Windows." So glad to have these works continue to be published and, also, be part of the amazing Elixir Team.

Latest installment of "Going Grey with David Estringel" Published Today!!!

February 3, 2019

Essay "True Prosperity" from "Going Grey with David Estringel" published today at The Good Men Project.

Latest installments of "Going Grey with David Estringel" Published Tonight!!!

February 5, 2019

Essays "Men Who Can't Not Write" and "Loving the Man in the Mirror" from "Going Grey with David Estringel" published tonight at The Good Men Project.

Part V of "Interviewed Poets - David Estringel" Published Today at poetry mini interviews!!!

February 8, 2019

Five down, one to go! Part V of my interview with poetry mini interviews is published today. Excited to see the last installment posted next week.

Latest Installment of "Going Grey with David Estringel" Published Today!!!

February 8, 2019

Essay "Maintaining the High Road when Things Get Rocky" from "Going Grey with David Estringel" published today at The Good Men Project.

Latest Installment of "Going Grey with David Estringel" Published Today!!!

February 10, 2019

Essay "On the Outside, Looking In - Part I" from "Going Grey with David Estringel" published today at The Good Men Project.

"Killers" Published Today at Cephalopress!!!

February 10, 2019

Poem "Killers" published today at Cephalopress. Very excited that they took this one and "Smooth Whiskey."

New Column about Outsider Lit, Exclusively, at Channillo!!!

February 10, 2019

"Words from the Fringe: The Big, Bad Worlds of Outsider Lit" has gone live today. This column, which is, exclusively, at Channillo will speak to outsider lit, poets, and writers. Excited to see how things will develop!

Part II of the Latest Installment of "Going Grey with David Estringel" Published Today!!!

February 10, 2019

Essay "On the Outside, Looking In - Part II" from "Going Grey with David Estringel" published today at The Good Men Project.

"When I Think of Him, I Think of Black Coffee and Toast with Red Plum Jam" Accepted for Reprint at Foxhole Magazine!!!

February 11, 2019

Poem "When I Think of Him, I Think of Black Coffee and Toast with Red Plum Jam" will be reprinted in Foxhole Magazine's "Memory" issue April 2019. Very excited!

"'Fulfillment' in 100 Words" Published Today at The Good Men Project!!!

February 11, 2019

Essay "'Fulfillment' in 100 Words" published today in "Going Grey with David Estringel" at The Good Men Project!

"Interviewed Poets - David Estringel (Coda)" Published Today at poetry mini interviews!!!

February 15, 2019

All six installments of my interview with poetry mini interviews have been published. Great experience and I hope to interview with them, again, in the future.

Two Poems Published at The Elixir Magazine March 2019!!!

February 16, 2019

Poems "A Dog's Life for Me" and "life in/verse" accepted for reprint at The Elixir Magazine for March 2019.