Poems “Fireflies”, “Mother’s Milk”, and “Pomegranates” accepted for reprint at Synkroniciti Magazine!!!

October 23, 2021 – Poems “Mother’s Milk” and “Pomegranates” will appear in Synkroniciti Magazine’s 10th issue on  November 30, 2021, along with poem “Fireflies”, which will be featured as the magazine’s winner of their ‘Transcend’ Poetry Contest. Many thanks to Editor Katherine McDaniel for the great honor and for a third go-round with the publication.

Poem “Fireflies” wins Synkroniciti Magazine’s ‘Transcend’ Poetry Contest!!!

October 23, 2021 – Poem “Fireflies” will be featured at Synkroniciti Magazine on November 30, 2021 (in issue #10) as the winner of their ‘Transcend’ Poetry Contest.

Synkroniciti Magazine says, “Synkroniciti is honored to select Texan poet David Estringel’s “Fireflies” as the winner of our “Transcend” poetry contest. Lush and vulnerable, “Fireflies” invites us to gaze in wonder at the joy of childhood–that brief time when we are carefree and unaware of sorrow. Hope, memory, and regret weave themselves together in a bittersweet tribute to playfulness. David’s poetry is full of sensual music that celebrates the simple miracles of being alive, all the while acknowledging the agony of their inevitable passing.” 

*Featured image by the winner of Synkroniciti’s ‘Transcend” cover art contest Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier, who is an indigenous visual artist, writer and photographer residing in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada. Click here for additional information about this amazing artist and visit Karen’s website www.kcbgphoto.com for more.

Poems “Blood Honey”, “Cough Syrup”, “3 AM”, and “Dopamine” appear at Fugitives & Futurists!!!

October 22, 2021 – It’s after 3 AM and I was awoken by an Instagram alert from Fugitives & Futurists that my poems “Blood Honey”, “Cough Syrup”, “3 AM”, and “Dopamine” were just published online. Loving how they presented the material. So glad to finally see these bad boys out and about and beyond thankful for F&F for seeing what I see in them. Love it when that happens!

Poem “Neon Gods” accepted for publication at Cephalopress!!!

October 19, 2021 – So very happy to report that one of my newer pieces, “Neon Gods”, has been accepted for publication at Cephaloress (publication date TBD). The piece will be a feature in “Ink Sac” and marks a third go-round at this gorgeously designed and uber-hip (yet coolly edgy) UK lit mag. Always psyched to get an acceptance from there and REALLY thrilled “Neon Gods” found a home. This piece comes with a lot of acute angles and sharp edges. Love that Cephalopress can see past all that and into the spirit of the piece. Quite in love with them, both, actually.

Poem “Coffeehouse Romance” accepted for reprint at Coffee People Zine!!!

October 18, 2021 – Excited to announce that one of my earlier poems “Coffeehouse Romance” (originally published at Cajun Mutt Press) has just come out of retirement and will be reprinted at Coffee People Zine. Publication date TBD. Happy to see it out and about, again 

Short story “When Blood Wants Blood” accepted for reprint at LatineLit!!!

October 12, 2021 – Just got word this morning that my short story, “When Blood Wants Blood”, has been accepted for reprint at LatineLit for publication in their inaugural issue on January 3, 2022. Very excited by the opportunity to have this piece appear in another Latinx literary publication. Definitely feel privileged to be one voice of many, representing an amazing people and culture that are rich in diversity and tradition. Many thanks to Editor Russ Lopez for the acceptance.

Poem “Boveda” appears at Hispanecdotes!!!

October 12, 2021 – Santeria-themed poem “Boveda” appears at Hispanecdotes today in their “Heritage” issue! This is part of a trio of similarly themed pieces (the others being “Santero” and “Palo Santo”) that were created as a result of my participation in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project this past August 2021. Very happy “Boveda” found an amazing home.

Poem “Santero” accepted for publication at Red Fez!!!

October 11, 2021 – Got the best news today! Red Fez accepted one of my new poems, “Santero”, for publication. It is one of three Santeria-themed poems that came out of my stint in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project for August 2021. So very thrilled to have my work included in Issue #151. It has been a long wait but was definitely worth it. BIG thanks to Editorial Director Doc Sigerson for the acceptance and for taking a chance on this unique culturally and spiritually meaningful piece.

Poems “Dandelion Wine” and “Life Form a Garden Fence” appear today at The Milk House!!!

October 7, 2021 – Poems “Dandelion Wine” and “Life From a Garden Fence” have appeared in The Milk House. Such an amazing literary magazine.