Submissions

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, Digging Through with Gessy AlvarezAs a micro-press and journal for cultural omnivores, we aim to nurture experimentation in the arts and encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Only previously unpublished prose works will be considered for publication. We do not solicit writers and poets. All works published at Digging Through The Fat are selected from our hefty slushpile. On occasion we will solicit work for the Storytellers segment for our podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez.

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 Digging Through The Fat’s community grow in diversity and beauty!

Email submissions are not acceptable. Please use our Submittable link below and read our guidelines carefully.

Check out our editor’s interview with Six Questions For… here.

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Submission Periods

Artist Spotlight: June 1 – July 31

Submit a link to your Instagram, and/or website(s), a short bio, artist statement, and a high-resolution .jpeg image that best represents your body of work via Submittable. Please DO NOT email us your submissions.
We have a limited amount of space but will consider every submission. Last day to submit is July 31, 2019.
We will make final selections by September 30, 2019.

Digging Press Chapbook Competition

Spring Series: April 1 – June 15
Fall Series: August 1 – October 15


Short Stories and Flash Fiction: July 15 – September 30, 2019


Poetry: TBA


Community: TBA


Nonfiction: TBA

Reviews – books, film, music, art, and other
Q&A – short, question and answer interviews
Essays – critical or personal essays


Storytellers – Podcast: TBA


For general inquiries, please submit questions via our comments section below.

 

12 thoughts on “Submissions

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. Hi Steven,
      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.
      Sincerely,
      Gessy Alvarez

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    1. Congratulations, Emily. We are currently closed for book reviews but will add you to our list. Thanks for inquiring.

      Digging Team

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