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.

There's new treasure on the Foglifter blog! Check out the latest interview with @chenchenwrites by @anothermishap 🌟🌈☎️⁠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.⁠Chen Chen’s newest book is a sparkling new world that buzzes with conversation and teems with tender moments. As the title suggests, this book calls upon distant friends and loved ones and offers us a framework for joy and grief during an emergency. This book is a celebration and investigation of queer Asian American identity, looking thoughtfully into the past while trying to make sense of uncertain futures. Reading Chen’s newest book is like entering a warm room full of laughter after months of silence. This collection welcomes the ache of your loneliness while reminding you that there’s a party going on in the next room, whenever you’re ready to walk through the doors. ⁠Read now: foglifterjournal.com/2022/11/11/interview-with-chen-chen-on-your-emergency-contact-has-experience...Image Description:⁠Slide 1: This graphic advertises an interview with Chen Chen by Misha Ponnuraju. In the middle is the book cover of "Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency." ⁠Slide 2: An excerpt of the interview, which reads, " I used to think that you just have to be solitary. You have to be really quiet all the time and you have to retreat from the world and reflect and that becomes the writing. And I think that's still a piece of it but increasingly, I am seeing just how much I am influenced by conversation and having these shared experiences together: by talking with people and sharing snacks, sharing a meal, sharing some bubble tea, going to the beach, going on a little road trip, looking at things together, walking through an art gallery, walking around a park, just observing things together, or sharing an inside joke, noticing a funny billboard on a drive somewhere. All of that can come into poems." ... See MoreSee Less
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