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 in the arts and encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion.

We began in 2013 as the webzine, 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 have to 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.

Chapbook Series

Gessy Alvarez
Publisher and Chapbook Series Editor

Cynthia Alvarez
Book Layout Designer
Cover Artist

2020 Judging Panel
Ernesto L. Abeytia (Poetry/Hybrid)
David S. Atkinson (Fiction)
Tova Kranz (Poetry/Hybrid)
Karen Levy (Fiction/Poetry/Hybrid)



Gessy Alvarez

Cynthia Alvarez
Creative Director

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


Web Journal Past Guest Editors

Roberto Carlos Garcia
2016 Poetry

Dickson Lam
2016 Fiction

Michelle Peñaloza
2015 Poetry