Digging Through The Fat | ripping out the heart began as a call for literary action. What we want from literature is truth, beauty, and humanity, but artists have to dig through the fat to get to these ideals. Our world is bloated with distractions. Meaning has become a malleable commodity. We are Romantics and believe Art, in all its forms, is the exception. 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, and links to published works. Our mission is to nurture a diverse community of artists, writers, poets, photographers, and publishers.

This web magazine is part of Digging Through The Fat Press, LLC, an organization committed to promoting the literary and visual arts.



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