Editorial Policy

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

For 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 work from guest writers and poets.

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, writers and poets are asked to complete a Writer’s/Poet’s Agreement. Since we publish one piece per week from February to November, the length of time between acceptance and publication can be four to six months.