2018: Mandy-Suzanne Wong (Publication April 2019)
Spring / Summer 2019: Abigail Carl-Klassen (forthcoming 2020)
Winter 2019/2020: TBA in February
Digging Press, LLC is an independent publisher. We publish the literary and arts journal, Digging Through The Fat, and a chapbook series. As a micro-press and journal for cultural omnivores, we aim to nurture experimentation in the arts and encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion. Read our interview at Six Questions to learn more about who we are.
Respect our blind submission policy. The manuscript must be free of any identity-revealing information, including in the name of your file or in the “title” field in Submittable. Submissions that do not respect this policy will be automatically declined.
- Page limit: 16 to 36 pages. Please use a readable font in 12-point. Times New Roman or its equivalent is recommended. Manuscripts should be paginated (and double-spaced for fiction), not including front and back matter (table of contents, title page, etc.).
You are welcome to include a brief bio or something about yourself in your cover note on Submittable, which will only be made accessible to the editorial panel after the group of Semi-Finalist and Finalist manuscripts has been chosen.
Include the following in your upload document: a description or synopsis of your work, title page, table of contents, if appropriate, an acknowledgments page. (If the manuscript contains individual stories or poems that have been previously published online or in print, note previously published work on the acknowledgments page.)
The manuscript must be previously unpublished as a collection (including publication with a press, self-publication, online/digital publication, and publication in a small, limited-edition print run).
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged, but please notify us by withdrawing your manuscript on Submittable immediately if it is accepted for publication elsewhere. Do not email us a withdrawal.
Multiple submissions are permitted if submitted separately, each with a submission fee.
Collaborative collections are welcome.
Text only Hybrid/multi-genre submissions are also welcome.
We cannot accept translations.
You will have the option to purchase our latest chapbook for a discounted price, which includes the cost of shipping. While authors from around the globe may submit to the Digging Press Chapbook Competition, these discounted book prices are only available to those with U.S. mailing addresses.
All submissions are read, reviewed, and considered by Gessy Alvarez, editor of the Digging Press Chapbook Series. Accepted works will be promoted in our online journal, and at our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
With permission from our contributors, we may include accepted works in promotional material for Digging Through The Fat and Digging Press, LLC.
If you have any questions or concerns, please add your comments in the section below and we’ll respond within 24 hours.
— Digging Press Team