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

Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful queer work, 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 writing we love here, here, and here!


Guidelines:

Title your submission with the title of the work(s) you are submitting (separated by commas).

Include a 50-word or less bio (with your pronouns, please!) in your cover letter. (If accepted, we will request an author photo; JPG or PNG files are best.)

We accept the following unpublished unsolicited submissions:

  • 3 to 5 poems
  • up to 7500 words of prose (up to three flash fiction pieces)
  • up to 20 pages of cross-genre work, text-image hybrids, or drama

All submissions must be in one DOC or DOCX file. 

  • We accept simultaneous submissions; however, please withdraw your piece immediately if it is accepted elsewhere (or, if you only need to withdraw part of a submission, send us a message in Submittable).
  • Only send one submission during each reading period.
  • We do not accept previously published material.
  • Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which they appear and a $25 honorarium (via PayPal).


Submission periods are:

  • March 1 to May 1 (Fall Edition)
  • September 1 to November 1 (Spring Edition)
  • We are always open for cover art!

We are always on the lookout for great cover art. If you have something that speaks to Foglifter's aesthetic and mission, please send it our way.


Note that we accept work in this category on a rolling basis.

Send up to 20 pages of drama. (PDFs are accepted in this category.)

Send up to 20 pages of cross-genre work or text-image hybrids. (PDFs are accepted in this category.)

The guest hybrid editor for this issue is Kanika Agrawal; learn more at her website.

Please send a single Word document with up to 7500 words of fiction (up to three flash fiction pieces). Make sure it is in standard double-spaced formatting and a font that we don't need a microscope to read.

Please send a single Word document with up to 7500 words of nonfiction (up to three flash nonfiction pieces). Make sure it is in standard double-spaced formatting and a font that we don't need a microscope to read.

Send three to five poems for consideration. Please include all poems in a single Word document (and put the titles of your poems, separated by commas, in the title field).

The guest poetry editor for this issue is Serena Chopra; learn more at her website.

Foglifter is looking to add a community manager to our small staff. The responsibilities are as follows:

  • The Community Manager is responsible for Foglifter's social media strategy—coordinating all social media campaigns and ensuring execution on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, managing the social media calendar, and leading the Community Management Team. Their social media strategy emphasizes Foglifter's relationships with our contributors/authors—sharing their publications, awards, events, and readings alongside Foglifter’s. They also work closely with the Web Coordinator to share blog posts and other website content. These updates, along with those aggregated by fellow staff members, form the basis of the quarterly newsletter.

This role includes a yearly stipend of $1,000. 

Residence is the Bay Area is not required, but would be ideal. 

Multi-marginalized individuals are encouraged to apply.

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