Digging Through The Fat | ripping out the heart began as a call for literary action. We publish prose/poetry from emerging and established writers and poets throughout the year. We also periodically publish personal essays, interviews, reviews, and links to published works. Our mission is to nurture a multiverse community of artists, writers, poets, photographers, and publishers.

What we want from literature and art is truth, beauty, and humanity. Our world is bloated with distractions. Meaning has become a malleable commodity. We are Romantics and believe Expression is the exception.

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


Gessy Alvarez
Founder and Managing Editor

Cynthia Alvarez
Creative Director – Print Media

Roberto Carlos Garcia
Volume 5
Guest Poetry Editor


Past Guest Editors

Dickson Lam
Volume 4 Fiction

Michelle Peñaloza
Volume 3