Submit to Foglifter Journal

Foglifter’s literary journal is a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent LGBTQ+ writing today. It’s a space where queer and trans writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace.

Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart. Whatever you’re working on now that’s keeping you alive and writing, Foglifter wants to read it.

What does that look like? Check out some writing we love from our recent issues:

Submission periods for our literary journal are:

  • March 1 to May 1 (Fall Edition)
  • September 1 to November 1 (Spring Edition)
  • We are always open for cover art! Reach our production manager, Jason Lipeles, at production@foglifterpress.com. (All other submissions, please use the applicable form below.)

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Foglifter is excited to launch the Writers In Need fund to support sliding scale payments for our contributors. While we have been deeply fortunate to be able to compensate contributors for their important and incredible writing with a modest honorarium, Foglifter recognizes the many intersections of our queer and trans artistic communities, and that members of our community may be differently impacted by financial insecurity and historical disenfranchisement. This fund is an attempt to address those inequities.

 

The Writers In Need fund will be sourced in a few ways:

  1. Each journal issue’s contributors may choose to donate a portion of (or their entire) honorarium to their fellow issue contributors who have opted into the Writers In Need fund.
  2. Writers who submit to Foglifter will be able to donate to the fund via the “Tip Jar” option in Submittable.
  3. Donations will be accepted from our extended community and supporters via PayPal here.

 

Before honorariums are distributed, contributors will fill out a Google form to select from the following options:

 

  1. their full honorarium
  2. a smaller honorarium, donating the remainder to the Writers In Need fund
  3. their full honorarium AND a share of the current balance of the Writers In Need fund

 

For the inaugural round of funding, all funds raised will go toward issue 7.2 contributors who opt into receiving distribution from the fund.

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Foglifter is a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer writing today.

Meet Foglifter's Managing Poetry Editor, Dior J. Stephens! Dior (he/they) is a Midwestern pisces poet. He is the author of the chapbooks SCREAMS & lavender, 001, and CANNON!. His debut full-length collection, CRUEL/CRUEL, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in 2023. Their most recent work appears in Peach Mag, Platform Review, and Marías at Sampaguitas Mag. Dior holds an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts and is pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati. Dior hopes to be a dolphin in his next life. Dior tweets at @dolphinneptune and Instagrams at @dolphinphotos. ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Yunkyo Moon-Kim, Foglifter's Development Assistant!Yunkyo Moon-Kim (they/them) is a Korean lesbian poet. They graduated from Northwestern University in 2022 and is now a community worker in Chicago. Their poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Margins, Cosmonauts Avenue, Porkbelly Press, and more. They are a 2021 Tin House Workshop attendee and a participant of the Guggenheim summer college workshop. Currently, they are writing their first chapbook, which conceptualizes post-apocalyptic queerness and nonbinary futures. ... See MoreSee Less
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