David S. Wills

Founder/ EditorDavid S Wills


David S. Wills founded Beatdom in the summer of 2007, just after graduating (in MA Literature) from the University of Dundee. Since then he has remained the magazine’s editor-in-chief, while working and travelling around the world. He has run a bookshop in South Korea, farmed in California, lectured in China, made cider in Cambodia, run a marathon in North Korea, and currently focuses on Beatdom Books.

In 2011 his first novel, The Dog Farm, was released by Beatdom Books, followed by Scientologist! William S. Burroughs and the ‘Weird Cult’ in 2013. Shortly afterwards, he self-published a book of short stories, called 6 Stories. In 2017 he intends to finish his next book, World Citizen: Allen Ginsberg as Traveller.

You can read more about David at www.davidswills.com, his blog,  Facebook, Twitter, and on the literary website, the Nervous Breakdown.

2 responses to David S. Wills

  1. Geetanjali Joshi May 24, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Is the deadline for submissions for the 9th issue closed..? I thought it was May end, I am actually on the verge of finishing my paper entitled ‘from ganja to God’ a study of drug usage among indian sadhus and their relation with beats..

    can I still do it..??

    • Yes, the deadline is still open for a short while. Please make sure that all submissions are e-mailed by the end of May.

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