Digging Through The Fat is a web journal for cultural omnivores. We began in 2013 as a call for literary action. We want to encourage risks and redefine narratives. Our mission is to nurture experimentation in the arts.

We showcase prose, poetry, and visual arts from emerging and established creative folks throughout the year. We hold two reading periods: poetry in the Spring/Summer and fiction in the Fall/Winter. We also periodically publish personal essays, interviews, reviews, artworks, and links to published works.

In July 2015, this web magazine became part of Digging Through The Fat Press, LLC, an organization committed to promoting the literary and visual arts via a web and print journal, podcast, social media platforms, and micro press.



Gessy Alvarez
Founder and Editor

Cynthia Alvarez
Creative Director


Staff Readers
Ernesto L. Abeytia, David S. Atkinson, Alexis Groulx, and Karen Levy


Past Guest Editors

Roberto Carlos Garcia
2016 Guest Poetry Editor

Dickson Lam
2016 Fiction

Michelle Peñaloza
2015 Poetry