Digging Press, LLC is an independent publisher. We publish the literary and arts journal, Digging Through The Fat, and a chapbook series. We alsoproduce the podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez. As 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Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Only previously unpublished prose works will be considered for publication.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.

Check out our editor's interview with Six Questions here.

Submission Periods

Artist Spotlight: June 1 - July 15

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 15, 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


A little help goes a long way...

In 2014, we began Digging Through The Fat as a call for literary action. Now we are working on the first chapbook in our Digging Press Chapbook Series and a second print edition of Digging Through The Fat. We hope to showcase both at AWP 2019. As an independent journal and micro-press for cultural omnivores, we aim to fire up the fun in the literary and visual arts. 

For as little as $3, you can help us with our mission.

To all our donors, contributors, submitters, and readers, thank you and keep in touch with us @DiggingPress on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 


Flowers!


We are curating a listing of promising artists to showcase in our Artist Spotlight feature.  

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

Artist Spotlights will appear weekly or biweekly (depending on the pool of selected works) beginning in September 2019.

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.


Digging Through The Fat is a literary and arts journal published by Digging Press, LLC. As a journal and micro-press for cultural omnivores, we are here to fire up the literary and visual arts by promoting authors and artists whose works entertain, enrich, and make us think.

We rely on donations ions and individual purchases to support our mission.  We appreciate any support you can give.  


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