About Us

Digging Press LLC is an independent publisher. We publish the literary and arts journal, Digging Through The Fat, and a chapbook series. We also produce the podcast and host a reading series. As an organization for cultural omnivores, we aim to nurture experimentation, encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion, and promote the importance of eclecticism in the arts.

We began in 2013 as Digging Through The Fat | ripping out the heart. Back then we wrote: “Digging through the Fat is a call for literary action. What we want from literature is truth, beauty, and humanity, but artists must dig through the fat to get to these ideals. We are a literary website committed to promoting the work of writers, poets, and publishers. Our world is bloated with distractions. Meaning has become a malleable commodity. We are Romantics and believe Art, in all its forms, is the exception..”

Read our interview at Six Questions to learn more about who we are.

Watch an interview with our editor here: https://youtu.be/7vVOnzohI5c


Digging Through The Fat Masthead

Gessy Alvarez

Cynthia Alvarez
Creative Director

Assistant Editors
Ernesto L. Abeytia, David S. Atkinson, Tova Kranz, and Karen Levy

Past Guest Editors

Roberto Carlos Garcia
2016 Poetry

Dickson Lam
2016 Fiction

Michelle Peñaloza
2015 Poetry

Digging Press Chapbook Series

Gessy Alvarez
Publisher and Chapbook Series Editor

Cynthia Alvarez
Book Layout Designer, Illustrator, and Cover Artist

Judging Panel
Ernesto L. Abeytia (Poetry/Hybrid)
David S. Atkinson (Fiction)
Tova Kranz (Poetry/Hybrid)
Karen Levy (Fiction/Poetry/Hybrid)

Digging Press Poetry Series

Guest Editor

Ernesto L Abeytia – Web (April 2021), Print (forthcoming)