Editorial Policy

Digging Through The Fat’s founder and editor, Gessy Alvarez, and staff readers read all submissions on an ongoing basis.

For web journal Poetry and Fiction only – Our editor reads all submissions, reviews all staff readers’ commentaries,  and selects the strongest works. In case there aren’t enough qualifying selections during the open submission period, the editor may solicit potential contributors.

We shall do our best to respond within three months, but in some cases, this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within 120 days, please send an email inquiry to editor@diggingthroughthefat.com. Please do not contact our editors or staff readers directly about the status of your submission.

Upon acceptance, artists and authors are asked to complete a publication agreement prior to publication on DiggingThroughTheFat.com. All rights revert to the artist/author upon publication. The length of time between acceptance and publication can be four to six months.

We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We want to encourage risks and redefine narrative.

We welcome submissions from ALL. We especially want to encourage more submissions from women and non-binary writers, writers of color, and the LGBTQIA community. Help Digging Through The Fat’s community grow in diversity and beauty!

Email submissions are not acceptable. Please use our Submittable link below and read our guidelines carefully.