Foglifter is cooking up a tour of the United States this summer! Check out our CookOUT Tour for more information!
Since Foglifter’s first journal issue in April of 2016, we have showcased over 400 LGBTQ+ writers, partnered with RADAR Productions to publish a queer Latinx poet’s first chapbook, and produced four anthologies of LGBTQ+ writing with local community organizations showcasing queer writing across generations.
Our literary journal just entered its fifth year to generous acclaim—including being twice named Lambda Literary Award Best Anthology finalist, a Firecracker Award finalist for best literary magazine, and winning a Whiting Literary Magazine Award. The work of Foglifter contributors has been honored with the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, honorable mention in Best American Essays, and multiple Pushcart Prizes.
We pride ourselves in publishing our community’s brilliant literary artists, and also believe that their time and energy is important. Starting in 2019, we have paid every contributor, reader, and host, and offered stipends to staff and guest editors.
Foglifter has made great strides, and our future is just as ambitious. With your support, we can continue showcasing transformational, challenging queer and trans literature.
In 2021, we launched a new anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart, focusing on what the concept of home means to queer and trans writers in this age of political upheaval, resistance, and pandemic. We also launched our newest project, Start a Riot! in collaboration with RADAR Productions and Still Here San Francisco, a chapbook prize for local emerging queer and trans black writers, indigenous writers, and writers of color. Finally, this summer, we're embarking on a tour for the anthology, The Queer Home CookOUT Tour, which you can help us fund through your donations.
With your help, we will not just grow, but increase our reach into the communities we represent, all while providing a bigger platform for even more queer and trans writers to shine.