Digging Through The Fat is a literary and arts journal published by Digging Press, LLC. As a journal and micro-press for cultural omnivores, we aim to fire up the fun in the literary and visual arts.

We rely on donations to support our mission and keep our archive open and free. We appreciate any support you can give.

We showcase prose, poetry, and visual arts from emerging and established creative folks throughout the year. We also periodically publish personal essays, interviews, reviews, artworks, and links to published works.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Only previously unpublished prose works will be considered for publication.

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.


Submission Periods


Community: TBA

Storytellers – Podcast: December 15, 2018 – February 28, 2019

Poetry: January 1 – February 28, 2019

Nonfiction: February 1 – March 30, 2019

Reviews – books, film, music, art, and other
Q&A – short, question and answer interviews
Essays – critical or personal essays

Digging Press Chapbook Series: April 1 – June 15, 2019

Short Stories and Flash Fiction: April 15 – June 30, 2019

Artist Spotlight: July 15 – September  30, 2019


For general inquiries, please submit questions via our comments section below.


  1. I would like to submit the link of my poetry blog three by 3 to the Community sector. I realize that the deadline was March 23 but hope there is a grace period. If not, please advise advise the dates of the next opening. Thank you.

    1. We had an overwhelming response to our Community call. We will be reviewing submissions over the next month or so. I suggest you wait for the next call, which will be after September. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Steven,
      You should receive notification before the end of this month. So sorry for the delay. We like to publish about 10 – 12 writers per post.
      Thanks so much for your patience.
      Gessy Alvarez

  2. Hey there! My story “Jingping” was part of Community No. 18, but the link you put up goes to a different story in the same journal. It’s not a bad one, but could you change the hyperlink so it goes to mine? Thanks, -F

  3. My debut novel, ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’, has been
    declared “a cult sensation” which is “selling out across the region”
    by the Cambridge News. I am wondering if you could review or feature
    it in your magazine? It took me ten years to write and gets straight
    to the heart of the matter with regards to religious confusion.

    My website,, should tell you more.

    1. Congratulations, Emily. We are currently closed for book reviews but will add you to our list. Thanks for inquiring.

      Digging Team

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