[CLOSED]SUBMISSIONS TO FOGLIFTER JOURNAL & START A RIOT! CHAPBOOK PRIZE ARE NOW OPEN

by Aug 31, 2020Announcements

We are excited to announce this issue’s guest editors, all previously published in Foglifter!


 

Our guest editor for prose, Milo Todd’s (he/him) fiction focuses on trans and queer history, with additional works on the trans experience and the trans body. His fiction has appeared in Foglifter, Home is Where You Queer Your Heart (Foglifter Press), and Emerge: The 2019 Lambda Fellows Anthology (Lambda Literary Press). His other works have appeared on Writer Unboxed, Dead Darlings, GrubWrites, and Everyday Feminism, among others. He was selected as a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction for his novel SNUFF and received a fellowship to attend the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. He is an alum of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator Program, where he received a Pechet Fellowship for his novel THE FALCON OF DOVES. Milo has presented regularly at the Boston Book Festival and The Muse & The Marketplace. He curates Writing Beyond Binaries, a panel series celebrating trans and nonbinary writers’ experiences in various stages of their careers. Milo currently teaches writing at GrubStreet and he consults on fiction manuscripts and transgender inclusion in the classroom.

 


 

Our guest poetry editor TC Tolbert; I like walking up a mountain more than walking down; on the Enneagram, I’m a 1; I’m also a Capricorn; learning is infinitely more interesting to me than knowing (and scarier, too); along with my partner, I am wildly blessed to have two pit bulls who are willing to cuddle any time day or night; I am white; I was born and raised a girl in Hixson, TN as a speaking-in-tongues Pentecostal and I eventually came out as queer, feminist, anti-racist, and trans-masc; I wrestle-duet with these complicated and often contrasting social geographies every day; I never cease to experience a simultaneous horror and deep love any time I pay attention to the world.

 


 

Our editor for hybrid, Natasha Dennerstein (she/her) was born in Melbourne, Australia. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals internationally. Her collections Anatomize (2015), Triptych Caliform (2016) and her novella-in-verse About a Girl (2017) were published by Norfolk Press in San Francisco. Her trans chapbook Seahorse (2017) was published by Nomadic Press in Oakland. She lives in Oakland, California, where she is an editor at Nomadic Press and works at St James Infirmary, a clinic for sex-workers in San Francisco. She was a 2018 Fellow of the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat.

 


In addition to submissions to our journal, Foglifter Press, Radar Production, and Still Here San Francisco are pleased to announce the Start A Riot! chapbook prize for local emerging queer and trans writers of color. Each year, the prize will honor one author with chapbook publication, a $1,000 prize, and promotion, as well as a spot on the Sister Spit tour.

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Our virtual reading with the San Francisco Public Library is tomorrow! Join us at 2PM PT for Generational Treasures: An Afternoon of Queer and Trans Storytelling.This fantastic event will feature James Cagney, Lio Min, Charlie Jane Anders, and Lydia Elias! RSVP here: on.sfpl.org/foglifterFoglifter is excited to collaborate with @sfpubliclibrary for Generational Treasures: An Afternoon of Queer and Trans Storytelling! Join us on Sunday, September 25th at 2PM PT for a virtual reading with @charliejaneanders, @emo.ocean, @real_james_cagney, Lydia Elias. In mainstream society, when we hear the word "generations" we may immediately presume biological progeniture. In the Queer/trans community, however, generations can refer to chosen family, drag mothers, drag dads, ball houses, aesthetic legacies, just to name a few. In either context, generations suggest an era. Foglifter has invited four writers—Charlie Jane Anders, James Cagney, Lydia Elias, and Lio Min—who span generations to illustrate their "era" and the power of queer/trans literature. Live-captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. RSVP here: on.sfpl.org/foglifterSee you then! Image Description: This is an invitation for the reading, “Generational Treasures: An Afternoon of Queer and Trans Storytelling,” presented by the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center & Foglifter Journal and Press. This free and virtual reading will take place on Sunday, September 25th at 2PM PT. The photos of James Cagney, Lio Min, Charlie Jane Anders, and Lydia Elias are in the middle of the graphic. The SFPL and Foglifter logos are on the bottom. This background has a colorful gradient of pastel hues and various shapes and swirls, with a square containing all of the text and photos in the middle. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our third and last (but certainly not least!) judge for this year’s Start a Riot! contest is Shay X Gee! 💗🌈Shay X Gee (she/they) is a Hoisan-Chinese poet, writer, and library worker born and raised in Visitacion Valley of San Francisco. Shay’s writing has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared in or is forthcoming from Anamot Press, Honey Literary, San Francisco Public Library, Write Now! SF Bay and elsewhere. She has received scholarships and grants from Kundiman and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2021, their chapbook Mushrooms at the E-Grave was published by Ghost City Press.If you are a queer writer of color in the San Francisco Bay Area, please consider sending us your work! Details can be found in the link in our linktree! We cannot wait to hear from you.Image Description: A blue-ish background with flames and a half-transparent black square in the middle, with the “Start a Riot!” logo at the top. Inside the square is the text “Shay X Gee” in glowing white font, with her bio in below. Next to the text is a photo of Shay: a Hoisan-Chinese person with straight black hair that goes past their shoulders. They are wearing a sleeveless black shirt and have a soft smile. ... See MoreSee Less
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✍️🏿 We're so excited to announce the 2023 Kweli Fellowship Program application is OPEN: http://kwelijournal.submittable.com/submit

2021 Fellow, Delia Selina Taylor generously shared some reflections on her experience w/ us. Read more on her Kweli journey 👉🏿 https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci8dTdgvTzh/ & apply now!

Black writers, Indigenous writers (and folks who are both!), @SundressPub has a $500 microgrant to support your chapbook writing. They also offer scholarships for residencies. Worth a follow if you didn't already know! 💚🌱

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