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 (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.

This month Foglifter is celebrating #Pride by participating in #GiveOUT Day, a month-long fundraising campaign to support our publications and programs. So far we are 16% of the way towards our goal of $10,000, with $1.6k raised by 13 donors! We could not be more thrilled that our community is rallying around this fundraiser. You can join our awesome group of donors today— no donation is too small! With your donation, whether it’s $5 or $5,000, you will aid us in our mission to give queer writers the opportunity to shine. This campaign will help us create our gorgeous biannual journals and annual chapbook prize, Start a Riot! This prize is especially close to our heart, as it supports emerging queer and/or trans BIPOC writers based in the Bay Area! IG: This background has an image of orange flames on blue water, with a black transparent space in the middle. On the black space is the text, “Support Foglifter for pride month.” On the left is the Start a Riot! Chapbook Prize logo. Beside the logo is the text, “This June, join us in creating a celebratory space for queer and trans writers of color through our Start a Riot! Chapbook Prize.” At the bottom, there is text that reads, “Help us reach our $10,000 goal!” with a link to the Foglifter fundraiser. ... See MoreSee Less

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We love how community-focused Give OUT Day is, and we wanted to celebrate some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ nonprofits doing incredible work across the country!Give OUT Day is a monthlong fundraising opportunity for queer organizations like ours. For each unique donation of $10, Queer Cat Productions will rise up in the leaderboards, giving us the opportunity to win an additional grant from the Give OUT Day organization—meaning your donation makes a huge impact! Follow the link in our bio to donate and help us win prizes!BYP 100 is a national member-based organization of Black 18- to 35-year-old organizers who are dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. You can help BYP100 continue to provide political education, mutual aid, transformative leadership development, legal support, bail funds, and more by donating to their Give OUT Day Dashboard, Visit their website, and follow them on social media to learn more about how you can support! Looking for more nonprofits to support during Give OUT Day? Here’s some of our favorites:ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging) QWOCMAP - Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project St James Infirmary Somos Familia Foglifter New Conservatory Theatre Center Thank you for helping us celebrate Pride all month long!...[ID: A graphic with a white background and two thin yellow borders at the top and bottom spotlighting BYP100. In the top left corner, there is a beige teardrop shape with BYP100’s circular logo—a raised fist in red, black, and green against a yellow background; “BYP” in red and “100” in green written on the forearm; a thick black border with “Black Youth Project 100” in downward curved yellow text at the top, and “Unapologetically Black” in upward curved green text at the bottom; they are separated by two red circles with a black circle in the center.To the logo’s right, is our logo against the Give OUT Day logo—a white cat paw with purple paw pads, yellow nails, and a matching yellow wrist bone jutting out against a black, white, and purple circle shaped like a planet; “Queer Cat” is above the paw in purple font, and “Productions” is on a purple ring in front, like the rings of Saturn. To the right, yellow text reads, “Queer Cat Spotlight." In-between our logos, there’s a black outline illustration of a mouse pointer over a globe next to their website URL in green text,, and three similar illustrations of the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter logos—a camera, an outline of an F, and a bird, respectively—next to their handle for each platform, @BYP100. Black text underneath reads, “The BYP100 Education Fund is a national member-based organization of 18- to 35-year-old Black activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom through a Black queer feminist lens. They focus on ending systems of anti-Blackness and emphasizing the urgency of protecting folks living on the margins of the margins.” End description.]...Tags: #GiveOutDay #Nonprofit #Pride #Queer #Instagood #Theater #Theatre #QueerTheater #QueerTheatre #LGBT #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #QPOC #QTPOC #QTBIPOC #QBIPOC #GiveOut #PrideMonth #LGBTQNonprofit #QueerNonprofit #Pride2022 #GiveOut2022 #GiveOutDay2022 #Fundraising #QueerFundraiser #Fundraiser #FundraiserEvent #HappyPride ... See MoreSee Less

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We haven’t made an official statement because it’s been hard to find words. The overturning of roe v wade is so devastating and so dangerous. We’ll continue sharing links and resources, here’s a helpful thread of abortion funds compiled by our friends at foglifter

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

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