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.

Interview with Chen Chen on “Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency”

To celebrate Chen Chen’s latest collection of poetry, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, Community Manager Misha Ponnuraju chats with the poet to talk about the changing seasons, the lineages of his poetry, and what plants can teach us about writing....

The Way Back : A Hybrid Chapbook by Edward Gunawan

Edward Gunawan is the second winner of the Start A Riot! Chapbook Prize: In response to rapid gentrification and displacement of QTBIPOC+ literary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in celebration of these communities’ revolutionary history, Foglifter Press,...

Luther Hughes Interview on A Shiver in the Leaves

 In celebration of the release of Luther Hughes’ latest collection, A Shiver in the Leaves, Managing Poetry Editor Dior J. Stephens sits down with the poet to talk about craft, the wonders of Seattle, and X-Men, among other topics. A Shiver in the Leaves thrives...

Review: Jasmine Sawers’ The Anchored World

     Jasmine Sawers’ debut collection, The Anchored World, draws from the Bible, fairy-tales, folklore, Aesop’s Fables and many other sources for her atavistic, story-telling style. The journey-in-exile, the birth-of-the-King, the casting-off of the “fallen” woman by...

Sim Kern Interview on Real Sugar is Hard to Find

Sim Kern’s collection of short stories Real Sugar is Hard to Find is an unflinching look at the potential future(s) of climate change. With genres both the contemporary and the fantastical taking on topics from food shortages to reproductive rights to hazardous air...
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We’re so excited to announce our brilliant guest editors for Foglifter 8.2! 🌈 Welcome Sahil Mehta (@sahildmehta) as our Fiction Guest Editor, A.A. Vincent (@a.a.vincent) as our Poetry Guest Editor, and Daisuke Shen (@ginsengmasque) as our Hybrid/Nonfiction Guest Editor! Queer and trans writers, don’t miss out on your chance to be read by these brilliant literary artists! Submit your poems, stories, essays, and plays to us by May 1st!. foglifter.submittable.com/submit Image Description: This graphic showcases Foglifter’s guest editors for Issue 8.2 We are welcoming Sahil Mehta as our Fiction Guest Editor, Daisuke Shen as our Hybrid and Nonfiction Editor, and A.A. Vincent as our Poetry Guest Editor. A photo of each of them are at the center of the graphic. The background is a composite of abstract, petal-like multi-colored shapes. A thin white cream-colored square outlines the graphic. ... See MoreSee Less
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We could not be more thrilled to announce the winner of the 2023 Start a Riot! Chapbook Prize: Cianga Mwamba’s “Congo, seen from the heavens”! We would also like to congratulate our two finalists, Kevin Madrigal Galindo and Mozell Ward. And of course, a big thank you to this year’s judges, Nefertiti Asanti (@electricfl0wer), Nina Reyes-Rosenberg (@ninaneon), and Shay X Gee (@flaminghotclouds).Cianga Mwamba @ciangapoet is a Congolese poet based in California. Their work aims to disrupt and decolonize language and knowledge.Kevin Madrigal Galindo @kmadrigal is a first generation Chicano hijo de su chingada madre from South San Francisco by way of Zapopan, Jalisco. He is currently reimagining the world with abuelita wisdom, and trying to channel rage into change. His first chapbook “Hell/a Mexican” is out now with Nomadic Press.Mozell is also known as MoMo is a trans-fluid healer. Ze pronouns depend on energy. They believe we hold untold stories in our bodies. Stories deserve expression. Some days Ze is a Twerk Fairy dancing with Sunflowers under the moon night.⁠⁠⁠Image Descriptions: Slide 1: Background photo of flames and water with text upon it. Start a Riot! Logo on the top left, and the Radar Productions, Foglifter, and Still Here SF logos on the bottom of the post.⁠CAPTION: Start a Riot! Chapbook Prize Contest Results⁠Selected for Publication: Cinaga Mwamba, “Congo, Seen From The Heavens”FINALISTS: Kevin Madrigal Galindo, “Take Aim.” Mozell Ward, “The Ashé of my Transestors.”Slide 2: Background photo of flames and water with text upon it. Start a Riot! Logo on the top left, and the Radar Productions, Foglifter, and Still Here SF logos on the bottom of the post.⁠ CAPTION: Thank you to our judges!Below are three square photos of (left to right) Nefertiti Asanti, Nina Reyes-Rosenberg, and Shay X Gee.End Description. ... See MoreSee Less
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