Editorial Policy

Our editor-in-chief (EIC) reviews all submissions and forwards selections to the assistant editors and readers. The assistant editors and readers review these selections, judge the works’ readiness for publication, and reports back to the EIC. The EIC may ask assistant editors for more feedback and/or editorial suggestions. Assistant editors and readers will only be in direct communication with EIC. EIC makes all final decisions regarding publication.

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 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.