Digitus Indie Publishers

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
At Digitus Indie Publishers, we have set as the primary mission to find narratives that reflect the world's current state; diverse, complex, various, and unexplainable, at times. We thrive in looking for newer voices in English, but those are not present in the mainstream publishing world. One of those languages is Spanish, a language that has seen growth in its literary production in the United States. At Digitus Indie Publishers, we will publish narratives that will help us understand what is being created around us; we serve as a vehicle that will take those narratives to a broader readership.

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Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
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Monterey Peninsula College / Defense Language Institute
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Marcos Pico Rentería
Contact Title
Professor Marcos Pico Rentería
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Representative Authors
Pedro Ángel Palou, Cristina Rivera Garza, Felipe Lomelí
Submissions Policy
General Guidelines: Digitus Indie Publishers is now accepting submissions for Contrapuntos VIII for the upcoming release in Fall 2020. The thematic and overarching scheme that will comprise this 8th edition is global reach, human interaction, and inter-sociability in spaces of cultural interchanges, with special attention to ludic, interactive, and sportive spheres. Please, submit your work accordingly. Submissions that are not visible and easily related to such an approach will not be preferably selected. Submissions are currently open and will remain open until July 1st, 2020. We are looking forward to reading your submissions, meanwhile, use all this time to create great pieces. For the 8th edition of Contrapuntos we will be accepting works in prose, poetry, essay (creative/academic), and photography; all works preferably previously published online (with proper print permissions). You can also submit your work by sending an email to [email protected] Guest editor: Ángel María Rañales Pérez. Accepted languages for submissions: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician. The authors will receive two copies as a for of compensation for their submissions. Prose: Submit one short story at a time no longer than 5,000 words per submission. Accepted languages for submissions: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician. Photography: Submit high-quality photography with a minimum of 300 dpi resolution. The photographs will be printed in grayscale on cream 8.5” x 5.5″ paper. Before submitting your work, we ask you to become familiar with the publication. Essay (academic/creative): Submit one essay piece no longer than 3,000 words per submission. We are looking for creative pieces with not a specific topic. Poetry: Please send a minimum of 5 poems and a maximum of 10 poems. There is no limit to the number of verses. The pieces will be chosen based on quality, theme, and language. All submissions must include a short author bio in the same document as the submission.
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
4 - 7 months
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Titles In Print
Contrapuntos I-VIII
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Marcos Pico Renteria
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I was one of the builders of the journal since its early stage at Arizona State University. Along with fellow students, we wanted to create a space where writers, publishers, and readers could meet and share their work.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We work with one graphic designer, one photo editor, and a rotating guest editor.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Every year we put out a call for submissions, after we collect them all, we classify them and start sending the stories to the reading board. The board will approve or deny the publication. Their recommendation is vital to the publication.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We look for a strong narrative, no matter the language. We often find fresh, interesting reads that shape our issue, we love finding new stuff to read.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Submit, if your work with worth reading more than once, we sure will find someone to read it!
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Yes, but I'm sure more will come, waiting for yours...
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
The one that reads, and read again, and again...