Submissions

Digging Through The Fat is a literary and arts journal for cultural omnivores. We showcase prose, poetry, and visual arts from emerging and established creatives throughout the year. We began as a call for literary action in 2013. As an organization, we aim to fire up the literary and visual arts. We like experiments and even failures. We relish in the avant-garde. We encourage creative risks and redefining our cultural narrative.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are indicated as such and the submission is withdrawn from Submittable immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. Only previously unpublished prose works will be considered for publication.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 do not solicit writers and poets. All works published at Digging Through The Fat are selected from our hefty slushpile. On occasion we will solicit work for the Storytellers segment for our podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez.

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.

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Submission Periods

 

Community: TBA


Storytellers – Podcast: TBA


Poetry: January 1 – February 28


Nonfiction: TBA

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


Digging Press Chapbook Competition

Spring Series: April 1 – June 15
Fall Series: August 1 – October 15


Short Stories and Flash Fiction: August 15 – September 30


Artist Spotlight: June 1 – June 30

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

12 comments

  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.
      Sincerely,
      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, emilyscialom.com, 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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