CALL FOR COVER ARTWORK!
Our covers are often the first thing that new readers comment on when they pick up the journal. We accept work from LGBTQ+ artists year-round (and we pay too!) with the hopes of finding unique, iconic art that speaks to the content of each issue. So, let founding editor and production manager Miah Jeffra tell you a little bit about why we chose the pieces that grace our previous issues, and then submit your own!
Volume 1 Issue 1
We wanted to introduce ourselves to the world by projecting joy, irreverence, gender-fuckery, and embody a true sense of queerness. Sean Mikula’s image is celebratory, ambiguous, and strange, which are all qualities that we look for in Foglifter submissions.
Volume 1 Issue 2
This joyful image is actually a photo of a performance by Melissa Koziebrocki, which captures a joyful and strange queerness that our inaugural image evoked, yet this does it in a completely different way: vibrant color, ephemeral identity, and—come on—glitter! It’s quite literally in your face. We like that.
Volume 2 Issue 1
Volume 2 Issue 2
This one is a favorite. How does a marginal community galvanize to undermine oppressive cultural dominance? Well, first they must truly feel they are worthy of equity, and one way for that to manifest is to feel themselves. This cover by Paula Morales FEELS ITSELF. Love. Unabashed, confident, bold. Pose. And, to see this strength not just upon initial glance, but to turn over and see a different and equally fierce serving of feeling realness? Perfection.
Volume 3 Issue 1
Volume 3 Issue 2
This cover by the sibling duo In Rapture (Rachel and Alexander Newman) represented a shift in the tone for a lot of Foglifter submissions. Exhausted from the constant fight, the call out, the unsatisfied frustration and anger since 45’s inauguration, queers began turning inward and using writing more as a process for healing. Motifs of nature, the body, and self-cultivation characterize this issue. This too is a radical queer act, and the gauzy figures amongst the ocean shore embody this collective shift in our aesthetic.
Volume 4 Issue 1
The body returns with this photograph by Vivian Vivas, and asks the question: how do we perform our bodies—the multiples of our bodies—in an unsafe environment? This has been a question for all marginal identities for ages, but Foglifter writers made that question center-stage. In this issue, there is a focus more on seeking insight than expressing self. The dancer’s viscera moves along a plane, one of many incarnations. The writing in pages matches that action.
Volume 4 Issue 2
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