Submissions for our fall issue are now open!

by Mar 17, 2020Announcements

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We are also excited to announce our new genre editors, who recently joined us in our mission to bring you the most dynamic, urgent LBGTQ+ writing today. We greatly admire them both and are excited to be working alongside them!


Assistant Poetry Editor Michal “MJ” Jones (they/them) is a Black, queer non-binary poet and parent. Their deeply political and intimate work is featured or forthcoming at Kissing Dynamite, Rigorous Mag, & Borderlands Texas Poetry Review. MJ has received fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation, SF Writers Grotto, VONA, & Kearny Street Workshop. They are currently the Community Engagement Graduate Fellow in the MFA program at Mills College.




Assistant Prose Editor Damitri Martinez (he/him) is a 2019 Lambda Fellow and winner of the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Award for Emerging Writers. His work has appeared in Foglifter Journal. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado. 




In addition to our two new staff members, we have two guest editors for this issue. Both were previously published in Foglifter, and we welcome them!


Our guest editor for poetry, Serena Chopra (she/her), is a teacher, writer, dancer, filmmaker, soundscape designer and a visual and performance artist. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver, an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was a Kundiman Fellow, a 2011-2013 Redline artist in Residence, a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar (Bangalore, India), and has received a month-long artist residency at Understudy Denver for September 2020. She has two books, This Human (Coconut Books 2013) and Ic (Horse Less Press 2017), as well as two films, Dogana/Chapti (2018, winner of ArtHyve’s Archives as Muse Film grant, Official Selection at Frameline43, Oregon Documentary Film Festival, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Nahia Film Festival and Cinema Diverse) and Mother Ghosting (2018). Serena was recently a featured artist in Harper’s Bazaar (India) as well as in the Denver Westword’s “100 Colorado Creatives.” Serena is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Seattle University.


Our guest editor for hybrid, Kanika Agrawal (she/her), is an Indian citizen and hybrid specimen raised in six countries on four continents. Currently, she lives with her toy fox terrier in Denver, CO. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing 2020, Black Warrior Review, FOLDER, Notre Dame Review, SAND, and various SF&F publications. Selections from her manuscript Okazaki Fragments, which draws on a series of scientific papers on discontinuous DNA replication, were published in 2019 in Foglifter 4.1. More fragments will materialize in 2020 in a chapbook from Oversound.




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