Foglifter Press

A nonprofit organization

$550 raised by 11 donors

6% complete

$10,000 Goal

Since Foglifter’s first journal issue in April of 2016, we have showcased over 500 LGBTQ+ writers, produced four anthologies of LGBTQ+ writing with local community organizations showcasing queer writing across generations, partnered with RADAR Productions to publish a queer Latinx poet’s first chapbook, published the Home is Where You Queer Your Heart anthology, traveled to over 15 cities across America on The Queer Home CookOUT Tour, and published the first two winners of Start a Riot!—a chapbook prize for local emerging queer and trans black writers, indigenous writers, and writers of color—in collaboration with RADAR Productions and Still Here San Francisco!

And this all happened while our literary journal entered its eighth 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 Journal 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 editors, staff, and guest editors.

Foglifter has made great strides, and our future is just as ambitious. Whether you donate $10 or $1,000, you will help us continue showcasing transformational, challenging queer and trans literature and 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.

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(415) 710-6537