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Digging Through the Fat A Journal for Cultural Omnivores 15

A project of Digging Press (see other related projects).

About

Digging through the Fat is a call for action. What we want from literature is truth, beauty, and humanity, but artists have to dig through the fat to get to these ideals. We are a literary website committed to promoting the work of writers, poets, and publishers. Our world is bloated with distractions. Meaning has become a malleable commodity. We are Romantics and believe Art, in all its forms, is the exception. We publish innovative prose/poetry pieces.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for some submission periods and post-quota submissions.
Important: Accepted lengths may vary by call; see current guidelines for full details.
Submission Caps: They may close to free submissions if they reach their quota. Check before submitting.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to fee-based submissions from 01 September 2023* (approx. 204 days from now) through 30 November 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction100 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to fee-based submissions from 01 April 2023* (approx. 51 days from now) through 15 June 2023. 2
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 28 February 2023* (approx. 20 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 09 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 09 Nov 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 30 Jan 2015

Before Submitting

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