Foglifter Journal Volume 5 Issue 1
Featuring Ashia Ajani, Moncho Alvarado, Aldo Ampáran, Tamiko Beyer, Venita Blackburn, Jane V. Blunschi, Timothy E. Bradley, RF Brown, Ali Michael Cannon, Kazumi Chin, Reginald Edmonds, Vic Evangelista, Carson Faust, Isiah Fish, Benjamin Garcia, Cassie Garison, Garth Greenwell, Faylita Hicks, Ava Hofmann, Kar Johnson, Thomas Kearnes, Afieya Kipp, Matthew Later, Muriel Leung, Raymond Luczak, Jeremy Lybarger, Carmen Maria Machado, Kathryn McMahon, Andie Millares, Miller Oberman, Whitney Porter, Joshunda Sanders, CJ Scruton, Gia Shakur, Jake Skeets, Fargo Tbakhi, D’mani Thomas, Addie Tsai, Vickie Vértiz, Nat Wisehart and Tessa Yang. Cover artwork by N8 DeVivo.
Foglifter—created by and for LGBTQ+ writers and readers—aims to continue the San Francisco Bay Area’s tradition of groundbreaking queer and trans writing, with an emphasis on publishing those multi-marginalized (BIPOC, youth, elders, and people with disabilities). Our biannual journal features the widest possible range of forms, with an emphasis on transgressive, risky, challenging subject matter, innovative formal choices, and work that pushes the boundaries of what writing can do. By putting extraordinary queer and trans writers into conversation, we uplift a growing community of LGBTQ+ readers and writers and carve out space in the larger literary community for voices that have historically been silenced.