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. We began as a call for literary action in 2014. As an organization, we aim to fire up the fun in the literary and visual arts. We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative.

Please consider making a donation. Contributions from writers and readers help fund our mission and keep our archives open and free. We appreciate any support you can give. 

For general inquiries, please submit questions via our comments section at our Submissions page: https://diggingthroughthefat.com/submissions/.

Ends on February 28, 2019$3.00
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We are seeking established and emerging storytellers to be featured in the next season of our podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez.

We are currently accepting fiction submissions only. Previously published stories are A-OKAY so long as you note where the story was published. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are accepted. Please be aware there is a fee per submission.

LENGTH

All entries must be 15 minutes or shorter. 15 minutes is roughly 3,000 words.

FORMAT

Send us mp3 files. Leave 10 seconds of room tone at its beginning and 10 seconds of room tone at its end. Please do not use special effects, music or any other elements in your recording.

REQUIREMENTS

Writers must hold the audio rights to the story. Begin voice recording with the “(Story Name) by (Author Name)” If applicable, add “first appeared on (publication name).”

NARRATION

Only submit author-read stories.

EDITING

If accepted, we may further refine the audio using our in-house sound editor. Producing stories is very costly. There is a $3.00 fee which will help with the processing, hosting, and SoundCloud costs. Our budget doesn’t allow us to pay authors at this time.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS

The story is yours. It will continue to be yours. We retain the rights to the audio we produce. We also reserve the right to use 20% of the content for promotional purposes. In addition, we ask for a three-month exclusivity period where we ask that you do not publish the story in audio format in the period of three months from the date it appears on our podcast.

RESPONSE TIME

We shall do our best to respond within three 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 editor@diggingthroughthefat.com. Please do not contact our editors directly regarding the status of your submission via Twitter, Facebook, or any other personal social media accounts.   

Digging Through The Fat  is a literary and arts journal that publishes prose and poetry from emerging and established writers and poets throughout the year. We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our masthead as Prose and Poetry Editors. Candidates interested in joining us as editors should live in the NYC tri-state area.  

Volunteers will not be paid cash, but we will be happy to give you a great reference. As a volunteer, you’re free to leave the position at any time. We ask only that you send us a courtesy note to let us know. 


Poetry and Fiction Editors are expected to:

  • Make a 2 - 4 hours per week commitment during the following months: February through May, and September through November. 
  • Read and select promising submissions from the slush pile or through solicitation for the web journal.
  • Collaborate/communicate with authors during the revision/editorial process, if necessary.
  • Discuss selections with the Editor-In-Chief. The EIC will make final decisions for publication.  
  • Assist with an  biennial anthology and chapbook series selections.
  • Reside within the New York City tri-state area.
  • Attend a maximum of two in-person editorial meetings per year in a NYC location.


Supplementary materials:

  • A paragraph or two explaining why you’d like to join us as editor and why you think you would be a good fit. Include any previous editorial experience, if any, and state your preferred genre.
  • A list (or website link) with your previous publications. 
  • A list of two or three of your favorite pieces published by other people and explain why you chose these pieces.
  • A copy of your CV/Resume. 


Thank you and good luck!


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!


Digging Through The Fat invites those interested in reading fiction and nonfiction that breaks our traditional literary boundaries to apply to join our staff as Assistant Editors in 2019. Prose Assistant Editors evaluate short works of fiction as well as essays.  Assistant Editors must be critical but open-minded. 

Assistant Editors are expected to review an average of 5 stories (prose) per week during our reading periods. We welcome MFA students as well as knowledgeable readers of all kinds.

Interested applicants should be thoroughly familiar with work published in Digging Through The Fat

Volunteers will not be paid cash, but we will be happy to give you a great reference. As a volunteer, you’re free to leave the position at any time. We ask only that you send us a courtesy note to let us know.


Supplementary materials:

  • a CV and cover letter outlining why the position appeals to you and any relevant experience. 
  • if we accept your application, we'll ask you to evaluate two test pieces before offering you a volunteer position. 


Thank you and good luck! 

 


 


 

Ends on February 28, 2019

Send up to three poems in a single upload. Your submission should not exceed three pages. Please do not email your submission. 

This is a blind submission process. Do not include your name or any identifying information within the attachment. Please do not insert a header or footer containing your name, and do not include your name and contact information at the top of the document. Doing so will disqualify your submission.

Because this is a blind submission process, previously published work is not accepted. This includes work published on personal blogs. 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 ask that you do not make multiple submissions: please wait for a response to your submission before sending new work.

We shall do our best to respond within three 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 editor@diggingthroughthefat.com. Please do not contact our editors directly regarding the status of your submission.

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.

Note from the Editor: We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative. We are not afraid to publish the cruel, the harsh, and the ugly. We love to laugh and bask in the unexpected joy of reading a well-developed, complex piece of literature. That said, don’t try to Wow us. Show us your awesomeness.

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