David Peak is the author of the black metal horror novel Corpsepaint (Word Horde, 2018). His other books include Eyes in the Dust (Dunhams Manor, 2016), The Spectacle of the Void (Schism, 2014), and The River Through the Trees (Blood Bound Books, 2013). Other writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Year's Best Weird Fiction Volume 5 (Undertow Publications), Serial Killing: A Philosophical Anthology (Schism), Denver Quarterly, Electric Literature, and 3:AM. He lives in Chicago where he operates Blue Square Press.

An extensive list of publications can be viewed here.

My decade-spanning short fiction collection Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories is now available for preorder from Trepidatio Publishing. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. Thanks go to Scarlett Algee for picking up the book and giving it lavish treatment, Christopher Slatsky for writing the incredible and gut-wrenching introduction, and Nadia Bulkin and Gordon B. White for providing blurbs. 

 First new fiction in quite a while. "Preliminary Tasks for Drafting" is up at Ligeia Magazine.

My essay "Horror of the Real: H.P. Lovecraft's Old Ones and Contemporary Speculative Philosophy" was published in Diseases of the Head: Essays on the Horrors of Speculative Philosophy. All gratitude to Matt Rosen for bringing me in and making me sound smart. 

As bad as the timing might be, I'm thrilled to announce that one of my favorite presses, Trepidatio Publishing, will release my collection of short stories Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories in March 2021.
The Spanish translation of my novel Corpsepaint is now available from Dilatando Mentes Editorial. A lot of people worked very hard to make this happen, and I owe my thanks to all of them. That said, I must thank Jose Angel De Dios Garcia above all. Without him, this never would have happened.
Thrilled to announce that my short short story "The Schoolmaster" will be published in Nox Pareidolia, the next anthology from Nightscape Press.
My novelette "The Gutter at the Bottom of the World" was published in Pluto in Furs, an anthology from Plutonian Press.
My short story "The Final Diagnosis of Doctor Lazare" was recorded by the Horror Tales podcast. Thanks to Max Ablitzer for his incredible sound design and to the full cast for all their hard work.
I'm very excited to announce that my latest essay, "Horror of the Real: H. P. Lovecraft's Old Ones and Contemporary Speculative Philosophy," will be published in Diseases of the Head (punctum books, 2020). Many thanks to Matt Rosen for making this happen.
My essay "Nothing Will Have Happened: Speculation and Horror in the Anthropocene" is now available in Thinking Horror (Volume 2).
My essay "Horror Religiosus: The Dark Passions of Mark Samuels" is now available in Vastarien (Volume 2, Issue 1).

Honestly shocked and humbled to announce that Dilatando Mentes Editorial has purchased the Spanish-language rights to my novel Corpsepaint. Being translated into a foreign language is a dream come true for me, and my book couldn't have found a better home away from home. More details soon.
My story "Dead Babies" is up at the Fanzine.
Joseph Scapellato interviewed me for the Brooklyn Rail. We talk about Corpsepaint, black metal, the difference between horror and fantasy, notions of genre, and more.
Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, which includes my story "The Final Diagnosis of Doctor Lazare," is now available.