Digging Press / Digging Through The Fat’s mission is to nurture artistic experimentation, encourage broad-mindedness and cultural inclusion, and promote eclecticism in the literary and visual arts.

2023 Submission Periods

Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Hybrid - March 15 - May 31, 2023

DP Editorial Services for Flash and Short Stories - April 1 - May 31, 2023

We shall do our best to respond to submitters within two months, but this period may be longer in some cases. If you have not received a response from us within 120 days, please send an email inquiry to editor@diggingpress.com. Please do not contact our editors or staff readers directly about the status of your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such, and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. The journal's time between acceptance and publication can be one to three months. 

Email submissions are not acceptable. 

DP Editorial Services

Our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Gessy Alvarez, offers developmental editing services FO individual short stories and flash fiction.


This opportunity will close after 5 submissions have been received.$25.00
$25.00

Our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Gessy Alvarez, offers developmental editing services for flash fiction (300 words or less) stories. For more information about Gessy Alvarez, go to: gessyalvarez.com

Services Offered

Developmental Editing – Rate $25 (300 words or less)
Editing with a focus on the structure and con­tent of your work. Gessy uses a collaborative approach taking into consideration the author’s stylistic intentions and offering thoughtful recommendations. Written critiques may be challenging, but the goal is to help the writer make the best possible work. Here are some sample questions addressed in a typical critique: What is this work about? Who is it for? What’s the best way to structure the work? What needs to be included? What needs to be left out? Some big-picture things addressed in the critique include structure, pacing, theme, and plot.

Submission Guidelines

  • Open to English-language writers only
  • Original, unpublished work only
  • No simultaneous submissions
  • We reserve the right to decline any work submitted 


NOTE: Work submitted for paid DP Editorial Services will not be considered for publication by Digging Press or Digging Through The Fat, and is not eligible for the Digging Press Chapbook Award.

$150.00

Our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Gessy Alvarez, offers developmental editing services for short fiction (5,000 words). For more information about Gessy Alvarez, go to: gessyalvarez.com
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Services Offered


Developmental Editing – Rate $150 (5,000 words)
Editing with a focus on the structure and con­tent of your work. Gessy uses a collaborative approach taking into consideration the author’s stylistic intentions and offering thoughtful recommendations. Written critiques may be challenging, but the goal is to help the writer make the best possible work. Here are some sample questions addressed in a typical critique: What is this work about? Who is it for? What’s the best way to structure the work? What needs to be included? What needs to be left out? Some big-picture things addressed in the critique include structure, pacing, theme, and plot.
Submission Guidelines

  • Open to English-language writers only
  • Original, unpublished work only
  • No simultaneous submissions
  • We reserve the right to decline any work submitted 



NOTE: Work submitted for paid DP Editorial Services will not be considered for publication by Digging Press or Digging Through The Fat, and is not eligible for the Digging Press Chapbook Award.

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