Digging Through The Fat is a literary and arts 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.

Digging Through The Fat is part of Digging Press, LLC an organization committed to promoting the literary and visual arts via a web and annual 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