Volume 6 of Digging, Calls for Submissions, & More

Volume 6 of Digging is halfway done!

Much thanks to all our 2019 contributors so far: (nonfiction) Andrew Rihn and Simona Zaretsky; (poetry) henry 7. reneau, jr, Lisa Nance, Nolan Meditz, Bryan D. Price, David Midkiff, Thea Matthews, Alex Wells Shapiro, Morgan Peacock, KG Newman, Gabrielle Peterson, Lorraine Henrie Lins, Bina Ruchi Perino, Katherine Lutz, Stephanie R. Nahhas, Annalee Eagerton, and rhea moon. You can read all their amazing works in our latest volume here.

Much thanks to our assistant editors: Ernesto L. Abeytia, Lindsay Costello, Tova Kranz, Alexis Groulx, and Karen Levy for generously donating their free time and editorial eyes during the poetry and nonfiction submission periods.

We’ll be featuring Artist Spotlights and Fiction during the fall and winter months. Stay tuned!


Calls for Submissions

Call for Fiction Submissions through August 31st.

Send no more than ONE piece during the reading period. Word limit: 1,500 or less. Please do not email your submissions. Flash fiction is welcomed.

Use the Submittable button or view our guidelines at our website here.


The Digging Press Chapbook Series Competition is open for submissions through Oct. 15 for fiction, poetry, or hybrid manuscripts. We seek innovative manuscripts that are inventively personal and richly imagined. We are inspired by the works of Clarice Lispector, Augusto Monterroso, Lynne Tillman, Óscar Esquivias, Giannina Braschi, Italo Calvino, Lydia Davis, Zakaria Tamer, Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa, Sonia Sanchez, Ocean Vuong, Sam Sax, Claudia Rankine, Eileen Myles…

Use the Submittable button below to submit or view our guidelines at our website here.

New Publications by Mandy-Suzanne Wong

We are so proud of Mandy-Suzanne’s accomplishments. Here’s a listing of her latest publications:

Mandy-Suzanne Wong is the author of Awabi, the first chapbook in our Digging Press Chapbook Series. The chapbook is available for purchase here. Submitters receive a 20% discount when purchasing the book from Submittable.


Catch up on our podcast here. Follow our new Instagram account @DiggingThruPodcast and view old episodes as well as additional information about the contents of our show.


Digging Press / Digging Through The Fat began without any seed money. We rely on support like yours to help fund our mission. This includes costs like managing our website, as well as our chapbook series. If you like what we do and believe in our goal to nurture experimentation in the arts and encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion, please consider making a donation. You may contribute any amount you’d like. Use our Donate button on our home menu.

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On behalf of the Digging Press team, much love, and respect.