New Book, Chapbook Call for Submission, and More

Last year, we launched our inaugural call for submissions for the Digging Press Chapbook Series. We were overwhelmed by the response the call garnered. Over 250 submissions were entered. We chose one winner, four finalists, and 15 semi-finalists. When we announced Awabi by Mandy-Suzanne Wong as the winner in September 2018, we set a tight production schedule. Our goal was to debut the winning chapbook at AWP19 in Portland.


It was a hectic time for many reasons, but somehow we managed to produce a beautiful, pocket-sized book. The cover art is an original work by our Creative Director Cynthia Alvarez. Cynthia also worked on the book design.


We are doing it all over again this year. Our chapbook series submission period will be open until June 15. There is a $10 reading fee which will go towards book production expenses. If you are a student or in financial need, we will waive the fee. Send an email request to for instructions on how to submit your chapbook.

Lastly, we are so excited about Press Fest 2019! Join us on Saturday, May 11, 1-6PM at The Brooklyn Public Library. Press Fest is part of The PEN World Voices Festival. Check out the incredible event schedule here.

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