We see you. We love you.

Dear Cultural Omnivores, We support our fellow Americans who are marching against systemic racism. We are witnessing a revolution, one that needed to happen, one that is 400 years overdue. We mourn for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, and others. So many names and faces –  lives cut short, stolen from their loved ones. So many whose deaths were never known – … Continue reading We see you. We love you.

Living in the Masked Age – April 2020

We’ve been quarantined since March 13th. Week one, we were hopeful. We began our second round of poetry submission readings. We read and continue reading over 125 (as of today, that number is over 200) poetry submissions, that’s about 300 (600) poems. So far, the caliber and generosity of the poets who submitted work to us have lifted our spirits and have made our quarantine … Continue reading Living in the Masked Age – April 2020

Digging Through No. 3

Our third reading event in The Red Room at KGB Bar on March 10, 2020, was an unforgettable soirée. A day before Coronavirus COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, we hosted a sweet lit-loving and respectful crowd in The Red Room at KGB Bar. In an effort to keep everyone safe, we tried our best to avoid hugs and kisses, our bartender wore rubber gloves, glassware … Continue reading Digging Through No. 3

Digging Through No. 2

Our second reading event in The Red Room at KGB Bar on February 11, 2020 was an uproarious affair. It was a packed house and the standing room only audience was in very high spirits. The night began with a lyrical series of family poetic portraits by Rachel Horowitz, followed by a chilling and poignant story by Dororthy Barnhouse, and ending our first act was … Continue reading Digging Through No. 2

Digging Through No.1

We launched our new monthly reading series in The Red Room at KGB Bar on January 14, 2020. It was a cool, rainy evening and many of our friends were there to celebrate the works of Paul Beckman, Tamar Eisenman, JP Infante, Christine Kendall, Hadley Moore, and Joanna C. Valente. All our readers gave absolutely stellar performances. As a special treat Tamar Eisenman performed three … Continue reading Digging Through No.1

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 … Continue reading Volume 6 of Digging, Calls for Submissions, & More

Calls for Submissions – Chapbook and Artist Spotlight

The Digging Press Chapbook Series Competition Deadline June 15 Submit fiction, poetry, or hybrid chapbooks between 16 – 36 pages. Selected manuscripts have a small print-run (100 – 120 copies), and authors receive 20 copies plus $250 payment. Reading fee: $10.     Artist Spotlight Call for Submissions Ends July 15 Submit a link to your Instagram and/or website artist portfolio. Include a short bio, artist statement, … Continue reading Calls for Submissions – Chapbook and Artist Spotlight

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 … Continue reading New Book, Chapbook Call for Submission, and More

Literary Magazine Salon at The New York Society Library

We introduced Digging Through The Fat to a lovely crowd of literary lovers at the beautiful New York Society Library. Tobias Carroll, Lauren Hilger, and Bud Smith all gave stellar readings. I was overwhelmed with the response we received for the journal and for these amazing people’s words. Thank you so much to Carolyn Waters, Head Librarian at The New York Society Library for inviting Digging to participate. Much love to Guernica, especially publisher, Katherine Rowland, editors: Raluca Albu and Meara Sharma, and Guernica’s special guests: Carmen Maria Machado and Ann Neumann. It was a great night for all involved. Continue reading Literary Magazine Salon at The New York Society Library

Digging Through The Fat – AWP 2016 Edition

If you missed us at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles, don’t fret. Here’s a link to the print journal we created exclusively for the conference. Special thanks to our contributors: Jamila-Khanom Allidina, Jules Archer, Rachel Ronquillo Gray, Dani Purcell, Thaddeus Rutkowski, and Bud Smith. And to Michelle Peñaloza, who co-edited the two poems selected for this edition. Also, much gratitude and love to our Creative Director, Cynthia Alvarez, for lending us her original artwork. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading Digging Through The Fat – AWP 2016 Edition

Best of 2015 – Volume 2

Announcing Volumes 2 (Fiction) and 3 (Poetry) Most Views, Likes, and Shares – Congrats to the following: mia susan amir, Heather Dorn, Julie Turley, Amin Erfani, Bud Smith, Jules Archer,
Sarina Bosco, Brent House, Faisal Pakkali, Susan Tepper, Jamila-Khanom Allidina, Rachel Ronquillo Gray, Scott Thomas Outlar, Aaron Graham, Lisa Zou, John Grochalski, & Alejandro Escudé! Continue reading Best of 2015 – Volume 2

At the Colony: Day 25 and a Fond Farewell

Day 25: We had our last group event today, a tour of the Millay estate. We learned that Vincent (Edna St. Vincent Millay) had rules. If you wandered into the pool area, you best be nude. No exceptions. She also moved her husband to his own suite of room to accommodate her lover in her bedroom. Oh Vincent, you were a complicated woman! Her husband, Eugen, addicted … Continue reading At the Colony: Day 25 and a Fond Farewell