Past Guest Editors

Drawn from contributors, guest editors are a crucial part of our ever-expanding community. Their generous gift of time and attention to Foglifter’s editorial conversation is indispensable in making each issue a testament to the vitality of queer literary expression today.

Volume 3 Issue 2

Emily Dezurick-Badran

Emily Dezurick-Badran

Guest Editor, Prose

Emily Dezurick-Badran is a writer, artist, librarian, and roller derby player living in San Francisco. Her stories have appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Tin House Online, and elsewhere. She’s currently working on a novel.

Volume 4 Issue 1

Jason Villemez

Jason Villemez

Guest Editor, Prose

Jason Villemez teaches creative writing at Boston University, where he received an MFA in 2016. Before graduate school he worked as a journalist for the PBS NewsHour and Philadelphia Gay News. He is currently at work on a short story collection about LGBT people. He lives in Philadelphia with his husband.
Madeline Gobbo

Madeline Gobbo

Guest Editor, Prose

Madeline Gobbo is a writer, illustrator, and producer. With reporter Jessica Placzek, she produced season three of SFMOMA’s art podcast Raw Material, Landfall. Her recent fiction appears in Black Candies: Gross and Unlikeable, Wolfman New Life Quarterly, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Her collaborative fiction with Miles Klee appears in Joyland, Territory, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Wigleaf. Find her at http://www.madelinegobbo.com/

Dino Foxx

Dino Foxx

Guest Editor, Poetry

Dino Foxx, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is a nationally presented actor, singer, dancer, writer, spoken word poet, hip-hop artist, arts educator and activist. He is a founding member of Tragic Bitches (a Queer Xicana/o Performance Poetry Collaborative), a company member with Jump-Start Performance Co. and an emcee with the band, The Push Pens. His poetry has been published in such collections as Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press), the 19th issue of Suspect Thoughts: A Journal of Subversive Writing (2007), and Queer Codex: Chile Love (Evelyn Street Press/allgo). Foxx will also be featured in the upcoming poetry collection Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry through Kórima Press.

Volume 4 Issue 2

Isabella Esser-Munera

Isabella Esser-Munera

Guest Editor, Prose

Isabella Esser-Munera teaches English to fourteen year olds in Brooklyn, NY and is an advocate of children everywhere. Her work has appeared in Maudlin House Press, Anti-Heroin Chic, XRAY, and elsewhere. Find her at https://www.isessermunera.com/

M./Megan Milks

M./Megan Milks

Guest Editor, Prose

M./Megan Milks is the author of Kill Marguerite and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Fiction and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. They have published work in many journals including Fence, LIT, and Black Warrior Review, and are the author of three chapbooks, most recently The Feels, an exploration of fan fiction and affect. Find them at http://meganmilks.com/

Robert F. Santiago

Robert F. Santiago

Guest Editor, Poetry

Roberto F. Santiago is the author of Angel Park (Lethe, 2015), a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and LIKE SUGAR (Nomadic, forthcoming). Recent work appears in Ninth Letter, Love Jets, and Apogee. Roberto lives in San Francisco and is an MSW candidate at UC Berkeley. Look for Robert at https://therfsantiago.com/

Yujane Chen

Yujane Chen

Guest Editor, Poetry

Yujane Chen is a queer migrant poet from Taiwan. They are a Pink Door Fellow, Kundiman Fellow, & the curator of Dispatches From The Stars, a literary space for migrant artists of color. They are currently earning a B.A. in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, where they are a member of the 2018-2019 CalSLAM CUPSI Team.

Volume 5 Issue 1

Lizzie Tran

Lizzie Tran

Guest Editor, Prose

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tran is a Kundiman fiction fellow, a Lambda fiction fellow, and the recipient of the Jeanne Cordova scholarship for Lambda fellows in 2017. She holds a B.A. from Rollins College, an M.Ed. from the University of California, San Diego, and an MFA in fiction from San Diego State University. Her book reviews, fiction, poetry, and essays have most recently appeared in Brickroad, Vien Dong, Little Saigon, Tayo Literary Magazine, Diacritics, and Foglifter. She is a high school and middle school English teacher, and a mother of two magical little boys. She lives on the shores of southern California, spending most of her days near the ocean she can’t breathe without.

Damitri Martinez

Damitri Martinez

Guest Editor, Prose

Damitri Martinez (he/his) 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. Website: http://www.damitrimartinez.com

Nia NB

Nia NB

Guest Editor, Poetry

Nia KB [they/them] is a Black queer nonbinary poet, editor, and educator currently based in Austin, TX. They’ve received fellowships and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Texas Christian University, Lambda Literary, The Hurston/Wright Foundation, UTSA’s African American Literatures and Cultures Institute, and elsewhere. Their poetry appears or is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, The Matador Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Shade Journal, and other pretty places. If you got this far, follow them on twitter, instagram, or facebook.

Volume 5 Issue 2

Kanika Agrawal

Kanika Agrawal

Guest Editor, 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. You can find out more at her website.

Serena Chopra

Serena Chopra

Guest Editor, 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. You can find out more at SerenaChopra.com

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