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 a 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 shall do our best to respond to submitters within three-four months, but in some cases, this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within 120 days, please send an email inquiry to email@example.com. Please do not contact our editors or staff readers directly about the status of your submission.
2023 Submission Periods
Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Hybrid
March 15 – April 30,2023
Please submit one document with no more than three poems or three micro-fictions, no more than 300 words each.
Do not submit previously published work. We require first serial rights for accepted works. This includes work published on personal blogs and social media. Sorry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
We shall do our best to respond within two months, but in some cases, this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within 120 days, please send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact our editors directly regarding the status of your submission via Twitter and/or Facebook. All rights revert to the author upon publication. If your original work is later reprinted elsewhere, we ask that you please note its first publication here.
Contributors receive a $15 honoraria for their selected work.
Best of luck!
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
For the journal, the length of time between acceptance and publication can be three to four months. For chapbooks, the length of time between acceptance and publication can be one year.
We welcome submissions from ALL. We especially want to encourage more submissions from women and non-binary writers, writers of color, and the LGBTQIA community. Help the Digging Press community grow in diversity and beauty!
Given our seasonal genre format, we only accept a small percentage of the submissions received. We recommend contributors promote published work on their social media accounts. We promote all publications on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We also feature publications in our monthly newsletter.
Please do not assume that a decline from us means your work is not valid in any way. We simply are unable to accommodate everyone. Our publication decisions are bittersweet. We have to decline a great number of good folks in order to give a few more time to gain a larger audience.
9 thoughts on “Submissions”
I would like to submit the link of my poetry blog three by 3 to the Community sector. I realize that the deadline was March 23 but hope there is a grace period. If not, please advise advise the dates of the next opening. Thank you.
We had an overwhelming response to our Community call. We will be reviewing submissions over the next month or so. I suggest you wait for the next call, which will be after September. Thank you so much.
I submitted 2 links for Community page March 3rd. Just checking that they are still in the consideration process. Thanks.
You should receive notification before the end of this month. So sorry for the delay. We like to publish about 10 – 12 writers per post.
Thanks so much for your patience.
Hey there! My story “Jingping” was part of Community No. 18, but the link you put up goes to a different story in the same journal. It’s not a bad one, but could you change the hyperlink so it goes to mine? Thanks, -F
My debut novel, ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’, has been
declared “a cult sensation” which is “selling out across the region”
by the Cambridge News. I am wondering if you could review or feature
it in your magazine? It took me ten years to write and gets straight
to the heart of the matter with regards to religious confusion.
My website, emilyscialom.com, should tell you more.
Congratulations, Emily. We are currently closed for book reviews but will add you to our list. Thanks for inquiring.
I know I’ve submitted experimental fiction here before, but I’ve no clue if it was ever published. Too much to keep track of. Glad I found you again!