Digging Through The Fat is a literary and arts journal owned and published by Digging Press, LLC. As a journal and micro-press for cultural omnivores, our mission is to encourage the crossing of established cultural genre boundaries by showcasing emerging and established folks whose creative endeavors fire up the fun in the literary and visual arts.
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.
At this time, we are only accepting submissions for our Chapbook Series and Artist Spotlight feature.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Only previously unpublished prose works will be considered for publication.
For Chapbook Series: click here. Submission period: April 15 – June 30, 2018.
Instagram and websites are key tools for gaining loyal fans and collectors of your work. We want to help. If you use Instagram and/or use a website as a place to catalog your portfolio of work, send us your link(s). We will be curating a listing of promising artists to showcase in our Artist Spotlight feature.
Submit a link to your Instagram, and/or website(s), a short bio, artist statement, and a high-resolution image as a .jpeg file that best represents your body of work via Submittable. Please DO NOT email us your submissions.
We have a limited amount of space but will consider every submission. Last day to submit is June 30, 2018. We will make final selections by August 15, 2018.
Artist Spotlights will appear weekly or biweekly (depending on the pool of selected works) beginning in September 2018.
A few times a year we post web links to previously published works. Submission period: TBA.
Only include TWO literary journal publication links per submission period and only submit once per period. Please note: we only accept web links to works published in other literary journals. is a celebration of the author and the literary journal where the work appears. We do not reprint text.
Send up to three poems in a single upload. Your submission should not exceed three pages. Submission period: TBA.
Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Send no more than ONE fiction piece during the reading period. Word limit: 2,000 or less.
Submission period: TBA.
We only read blind submissions for fiction and poetry. That said, we welcome submissions from ALL. We especially want to encourage more submissions from women and nonbinary writers, writers of color, and the LGBTQIA community. Help Digging Through The Fat’s community grow in diversity and beauty!
Nonfiction – (not blind)
We welcome nonfiction submissions of typically less than 2,000 words in the following categories:
Reviews – books, film, music, art, and other
Q&A – short, question and answer interviews
Essays – critical or personal essays
Send no more than ONE piece during the reading period. Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication. Submission period: TBA.
Accepted works will appear on the Digging Through The Fat website. With permission from our published contributors, we may include accepted works in promotional material for Digging Through The Fat and Digging Press, LLC., and, at a later date, in a Digging Through The Fat anthology. Therefore, submitted work must be previously unpublished.
For general inquiries, please submit questions via our comments section below.